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Tanzania Music Production and Education

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Tanzania Music Production and Education

Explore the vibrant beats of the African music industry with a local placement that will see you in touch with the community as only music can.

Prices from US$1,045

Home to some of the most magnificent and spectacular wildlife, ancient and mysterious tribal communities, vast expanses of savannah, tropical blue oceans and imposing mountain landscapes, Tanzania will surpass all expectations. Big game species roam the plains and gorges where early human skeletons lie undiscovered while Mount Kilimanjaro challenges all who behold her. The waters of the Indian Ocean caress the shores of Tanzania and hold a staggeringly diverse range of species, from curious invertebrates to gigantic whale sharks and manta rays gliding silently over the coral reefs.

For all her natural beauty and wonder, Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In both cities and remote rural communities access to basic education and healthcare is limited and the dependence on subsistence lifestyles is widespread. Volunteering in Tanzania could be your chance to immerse yourself in her warm and welcoming communities while making a lasting contribution in your chosen field.



  • Gain a lifetime of incredible experiences
  • Develop your African rhythm and learn new instruments
  • Get experience in events management


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location Tanzania
Activities Music studio work (producing and editing)
Learn new musical techniques
Teach music in schools
Events Management
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival (drop off available at additional cost)
Accommodation Volunteer house


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Two meals a day
Airport pick-up (drop off available at additional cost)
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up                          


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Come and work in a living breathing recording studio where you will get the chance to learn the ropes from the ground up. This project will see you working with famous local musicians within the studio, playing and producing music as well as being heavily involved with associated music videos. Your events management skills will also be put to the test as you arrange youth talent shows to support young artists, building up their profile and gaining publicity.

The project also aims to develop music education schemes for schools, generating income for the young musicians on the programme and producing a high class education curriculum for schools in Tanzania.  The variety of projects and interesting characters that make up your days will mean your time will fly, having left you with some fantastic experience in music production.

You can make a lasting contribution to your project by taking part in our book initiative. All you have to do is bring a book/books and they will be donated to the mobile library.


You will be collected from the airport in Dar es Salaam on a Sunday by a friendly local staff member and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in-country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.


You will be staying in a volunteer eco house on the coast, to the north of Dar es Salaam. Based within a small local village the volunteer facilities are basic but comfortable and clean. You will be sharing a single sex room with other volunteers, where you will have access to bucket showers and dry toilets. Internet access will usually be available for a small fee.


You will be provided with breakfast and dinner as most volunteers are away from the accommodation at lunchtime at their projects. There are plenty of places for you to buy food in the local villages and this is an excellent way to experience true local street cuisine.

Food in Tanzania is generally simple, consisting of vegetables, beans or meat with rice or ugali, a common staple food in eastern and southern Africa made from maize flour.

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In your spare time you are sure to want to explore the natural and cultural wonders of this remarkable country.  You can visit the picturesque harbour, bustling markets and historical buildings of nearby Dar es Salaam, venture further afield to the famed northern wildlife-watching circuit or simply enjoy the endless miles of untouched stunning beaches. Your travels will be set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders.

Project staff can help you make arrangements for travel and trips before and after your placement whether you want to take on the challenge of Kilimanjaro, adventure out on safari to spot Africa’s big 5 or simply relax, snorkel or dive on the beuatiful beaches of Mafia Island or Zanzibar.


2 weeks US$1,045

Extra week US$345


Weekly, please aim to arrive on the Sunday before your project begins on Monday.

This project is not available during following days: 

December 25th to January 2nd. 

There will be no project during Easter, however some alternative activities can be organised. 


2 weeks and longer


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Two meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up on arrival (drop off available at additional cost)
  • Ground transfers
  • Project orientation and training
  • 24-hour in-country and international HQ emergency support and back-up


Nearest airport(s): Dar es Salaam (DAR)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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