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Sauti Academy, founded in 2010 under umbrella organization Penya Africa Ltd, is a voice school based in Nairobi, Kenya. We nurture, inspire and develop the talent of singers between 7 and 35 years old.

The Sauti Academy runs a number of music programs with focus on developing musical skills, industry and business knowledge as well as mentorship for all our students.

We offer lessons throughout the year, including the school holidays.

For more information about these programs, you can contact sautiacademy@penya-africa.com

Sauti Academy – 1 year Artist Development for the most talented and ambitious vocalists

The Artist Development program is a one-year artist development program which prepares singers for a professional career in the music industry. We believe in true creative expression; everyone has a story to tell!

Our curriculum is innovative and focused on enhancing students creative skills. We believe that developing professional skills as well as the right attitude towards developing a professional career will be the key to success. Lessons include: voice technique, performance coaching, song writing, event organising experience and music business workshops. Ultimately, all singers who complete the program will have developed a unique musical identity and a confident stage performance. They will also have gained basic music industry knowledge that enables them to start and sustain a performing career in the industry. Every four months we organise end of term performances to provide real life experiences for the students to test their progress on a stage in front of an audience of 250 people.

In order to qualify for Sauti Academy, you need to pass a competitive audition. More information about the auditions can be found here.

Sauti Academy fees are Kes 24,000 per term.

Raw Talent – preparation term for Sauti Academy

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Raw Talent is a 3-month preparation program for those who would like to join our artist development program, Sauti Academy.  Singers in this program qualified as ‘raw talents’, but lack exposure, experience and musicality to join the Sauti Academy program at once. The Raw Talent program covers basic voice technique, develops the singers’ musicality and awareness of themselves as singers and introduces music interpretation and performance. It also intends to build the singers’ confidence level and helps them prepare for the next Sauti Academy auditions. At the end of the term, the Raw Talent students perform as the opening act during the Sauti Academy end of term concert. About 80% of the Raw Talent students ultimately qualify for Sauti Academy and often go on to be among the top students in that program. More information about the auditions can be found here.

Raw Talent fees are Kes 12,500 per term.

Sauti za Usoni 

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The Sauti za Usoni lessons are for singers between 7-18 years old who LOVE to sing! In the weekly group lessons on Saturday morning, taught by Waksy, the focus is on singing together, harmonizing and performing. The repertoire is decided on together with the students, but include songs by Adele, Sauti Sol and the other greats of our time. Anyone within the age group can join Sauti ya Usoni, drop us an email on sautiacademy@penya-africa.com to sign up!

Sauti ya Usoni fees:

Kes 7000 for 10 sessions

Next term is starting on Saturday the 14th of January, 9.30am-11am.

Private lessons

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We offer private voice, piano and guitar lessons at a time convenient for you. Call Lucy (workdays between 9.30am-5pm) on 0722539552 to inquire or email sautiacademy@penya-africa.com

Location

We are located at Shalom House, Daniel Comboni Road (off Ngong Road just past Nakumatt Junction).