Vocal Performance


“There’s a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody” Carlos Santana

We believe every student has a different voice and different capabilities; we want each student to reach their full vocal potential via this programme. Vocal Performance classes are fun and informative, we create a space where the singer can feel comfortable so we can impart the skills needed to grow.

The programme follows the Trinity Rock and Pop Syllabus which means students benchmark their development to international standards. The structure of the class includes vocal technique (pitch, scales, ear training, resonance) as well as a repertoire study. Students not only sing the song but understand how the song is sung and how songs can be shaped to suit individual voice and style. Also, as we are the only LAMDA Musical Theatre training studio in KZN, we can tailor classes to develop a students’ Musical Theatre prowess and have the option of entering an RQF certified LAMDA Musical Theatre examination.

Vocal Performance training is available for students from the age of 9 to adult. During our first class, we assess current vocal skills, expectations of training and goals so we can tailor our training to your needs.

During a class, we work on vocal confidence, vocal technique and exploring different genres of music.  Vocal Performance students are not required to enter examinations, but should they want to we will ensure they are examination ready. Students must have completed two (2) terms’ training with Durban Actors Studio in order to be eligible for examination entry.

Days/Times and Fees


  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 am to 6 pm
  • Saturdays 1 pm to 4 pm.

Class scheduling is subject to teacher availability. Classes take place at the Durban Actors Studio head office.

Standard Fee 

  • 30-minute training session R 1620 per term (9 classes)
  • 60 -minute training sessions R2250 per term (9 classes)

Discounted Fee for students who attend Stage School or Theatre Project

  • 30-minute training session R 1350 per term (9 classes)
  • 60 -minute training sessions R1980 per term (9 classes)

Examination fees are not included in the above rate, these are billed separately should you wish to enter an exam.


  • Entry to all exams will be at the discretion of Durban Actors Studio.
  • Durban Actors Studio will place you in the correct “level” of training in order to ensure you get the most of out of the training programme.
  • All terms and conditions apply.

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