unleash your inner musician with PEARLBAY

Foundation in Music Technology


In Tunes We Trust

We started as a team of experienced and qualified audio engineers, academics, and other professionals with a wide range of experience, dedicated to delivering the best possible experience to Sri Lankans!

Our Qualifications

Our Journey in Musical Excellence

We’ve forged strategic partnerships with the esteemed Pearson (BTEC) and the visionary Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), bringing you a treasure trove of accredited courses.

Services and support

Comprehensive Assistance: Tailored Services and Ongoing Support to Meet Your Needs,
Enhance Your Experience, and Ensure Your Success.

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Academic support

Internship Opportunities

Peer Tutoring Opportunities

Technical support

Our Lecture Panel

The Art of Teaching Music

we take immense pride in our commitment to nurturing the musical talents of our students. Our lecture panel is an essential part of this journey, a group of dedicated and accomplished educators who have made it their mission to unlock the world of music for our learners.

Ranga Dasanayake | Dean
Ranga Dasanayake

Dean of the Institute

Maheshwara Medawatta | AAC Academic Affairs Coordinator
Maheshwara Medawatte

Lecture | Audio Engineer

Yuki Navarathne

Lecture | Sound engineer

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Queries About Our Music Education Programs

How do I apply?

Applying to the Pearlbay Institute is simple. Select your preferred course here. Fill out our application form here with all the required details. Once reviewed, you will receive a call or an email from us. Alternatively, our phone lines and emails are always open for enquiries. We are also available for walk-in registration at our premises.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements vary for every programme and will be listed in the description of each course. If you require any more information on entry requirements or to have your qualifications reviewed before applying to a course, feel free to contact us via email or telephone.

When should I apply?

While some programs operate on rolling admissions, others have specific deadline dates. Please refer to the program’s homepage, along with the Deadline Dates by Program reference sheet, for the most accurate information. You can also contact us to find out the deadline and starting dates.

How do I locate the program that is right for me?

Choose the qualification level: Short Courses, Certificates, Diplomas, Degree Pathway or Online Short Courses. If you are still not sure, we are always here to guide you. Contact us through email or over the phone and one of our representatives will help you pick the right program for you.

Can I work while studying?

It depends on the course. We believe a well-organized student could find it possible to manage to do a job and follow one of our courses.

What qualifications are available at the institute?

We are a Centre approved by the Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka and Pearson UK. We offer short courses focused on upskilling, specialised certificate programmes, diplomas and a degree pathway.

What is Pearson?

Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding organization offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications, including BTEC, Edexcel and LCCI. We joined hands with Pearson in 2021, becoming the first Institute in Sri Lanka to offer their Higher Nationals qualifications in Music.


What English language qualifications do I need?

Our general certificate courses are conducted in Sinhala medium and allow for local students to study comfortably without needing an English language qualification. For our Pearson courses, a good command of spoken and written English is required for enrolling. Students can request for support at any time to help them with any language difficulties when required.

What are my payment options?

You may elect to pay your tuition fees using the following options:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • LankaPay QR
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

We also offer multiple payment plans to ensure our students have the ability to continue their studies without financial burden. Please contact us for more information.

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