Best Music Schools in Kenya
The Kenya Conservatoire of Music orchestra Photo/Courtesy

By Prudence Minayo

As Plato once put it, “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Music expresses what can’t be said in words. It is soothing, refreshing, entertaining, basically a balm to the soul. And music is much more than hitting the studios to record a song. It takes voice training, rigors of composing a song, marketing your end product and much more related to music. More Kenyans are enrolling in music schools to pursue music as a professional career. A number of schools have come up to help them  realize this dream.

Music-Inn International School of Music

It is a contemporary music and performing arts offering certificate courses in CBD and Westlands. They are open from Monday to Saturday and are best known for their piano lessons.

Kenya Conservatoire of Music

The school was established in 1944 as the East Africa Conservatoire of music. It is a not-for-profit school and music is taught in the Conservatoire building or selected schools. Diplomas are offered in music technology, aural skills and performance such as pop and Western classical. Students can also request to learn traditional music instruments and get certified. Comprises of both native and non native teaching staff.

Medley School of Music

They have wonderful teachers that interact well with individual learners. The learners are able to maximize their potential in a nurturing environment. Violin, drum and piano lessons are their specialty.

Wynton House of Music

The school not only teaches music but also sells music instruments. Wynton is the exam center for the Association Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and London College of Music. Their specialty is saxophone, drums, ukelele, guitar, clarinet,  and voice.

Sonata School of Music

Sonata provides music in events and parties such as weddings. They have an experienced teaching staff and focus on: violin, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, piano, clarinet, drums and ukelele.

Kamata School of Music

Kamata has trained over 4k students across Africa. The fee is affordable and they train instruments, DJ, and voice coaching.

5 Star Music Academy 

Located in CBD, the music school offers a hands-on approach. It is the most convenient school since it offers evening, lunch time and weekend classes for those with busy schedules.

Doubleblack DJ/ Music School

Want to learn the best DJ skills? Then this is the right school for you. The school offers the best DJ lessons at a affordable price in a convenient environment. They also offer other music services and indoor photo sessions.

Goshom Music School

The school is located at View Park Tower 20th floor. It offers deejaying, veejaying, saxophone and voice coaching.

Sauti Academy

A fast growing school that offers auditions for singers between age 18-25. They also offer: voice coaching, music business workshops, songwriting and performance coaching.