TAFE SA’s music program hits all the right notes

Nov 01, 2020

From blues singers to bass players, TAFE SA’s music program has given many an aspiring performer the edge to succeed.

Students have access to practical training across a broad range of music styles, strong industry connections, expert lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities at the Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) in the heart of the city.

And it will all be on show when TAFE SA hosts a Music and Sound Production Information Night on Thursday, 3 December.

Principal lecturer Matt Smith says the lecturing team’s strong links with industry ensure students are learning from experienced practitioners and receiving up-to-date information and networking opportunities.

“Our lecturers have really strong industry ties. The music team are all practising musicians and our sound production lecturers are actively engaged in industry and regularly working at events such as WOMAD. The experience they bring to the classroom is fantastic,” he says.

Matt says the State Government’s recently announced Creative Industries Strategy, encompassing the screen, music and craft sectors, is a great sign of support for the music industry.

“Creative industries has been identified as a priority sector for growth and that’s really encouraging for our students and graduates,” he says.

Whether you crave the limelight or prefer to work behind the scenes, TAFE SA’s Music and Sound Production program can help you on the path to a rewarding and diverse career in the music industry.

Accomplished performer, singing teacher and business owner, Tania Savelli says studying at TAFE SA helped her broaden her skillset and develop a valuable industry network.


Tania studied the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and says the course covered a wide range of music styles, which enhanced her skills as a singing teacher.

“I also built up my vocal skills and established great networks with other students and in the industry.”

Tania owns singing studio Vocal Hub Creative and is a member of vocal trio Three Little Sisters, who have been regular performers at the Adelaide Fringe in recent years, Two of the three group members met at TAFE SA and the musical director is also a former student.

Vocal Hub Creative caters for all ages and experience levels from children’s musical theatre coaching to adult professional singers. Tania also has a special interest in vocal health and works with singers who have recovered from vocal injury to help them return to performing.

Tania says diversity is the key to a successful career in the music industry and she balances interests in performing, coaching, teaching and health.

“TAFE SA gave me a good overview of the industry and a chance to look at different areas, beyond my own interests,” she says.

TAFE SA’s Music and Sound Production Information Night will be on Thursday, 3 December, from 6pm-7pm. It will be held at the Adelaide College of the Arts, Light Square, Adelaide.

For more information about TAFE SA Music and Sound Production courses, please visit the website.