RISE ACADEMY IS MORE THAN A MUSIC SCHOOL; IT’S A COMMUNITY THAT NURTURES RAW TALENT FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE STAGE.
RISE IS A NETWORK OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS FOCUSED ON HELPING PASSIONATE ARTISTS BOOST THEIR CAREERS AS DJS, PRODUCERS OR PERFORMERS.
RISE ACADEMY IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST BECAUSE WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON SECURING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR  STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT LIVE EVENTS. NOT ONLY DO OUR STUDENTS LEARN THE TECHNICAL ESSENTIALS AND BUSINESS SKILLS THEY NEED TO PROFESSIONALISE THEIR BRANDS, BUT THEY ARE ALSO GIVEN A PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS.

Hq Address : 173 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196 (by appointment only)

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Admission and
Course Queries: +27 11 447 6651   

Parent Queries: +27 82 829 8161 (Craig Green)

 

Management: +27 76 111 6772 (Sue Green)

Stage and Performance Enquiries: +27 71 224 3232 (Whatsapp only)


info@riseacademy.co.za

 

RISE ACADEMY IS MORE THAN A MUSIC SCHOOL; IT’S A COMMUNITY THAT NURTURES RAW TALENT FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE STAGE.
RISE IS A NETWORK OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS FOCUSED ON HELPING PASSIONATE ARTISTS BOOST THEIR CAREERS AS DJS, PRODUCERS OR PERFORMERS.

RISE ACADEMY IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST BECAUSE WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON SECURING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR  STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT LIVE EVENTS. NOT ONLY DO OUR STUDENTS LEARN THE TECHNICAL ESSENTIALS
AND BUSINESS SKILLS THEY NEED TO PROFESSIONALISE THEIR BRANDS, BUT THEY ARE ALSO GIVEN A PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS.

Rise Academy DJ Perform Music Production lessons Johannesburg Durban Cape Town stage

Hq Address : 173 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196 (By appointment only)

Phone copy
Admission and Course Queries: +27 11 447 6651

Parent Queries: +27 82 829 816 (Craig Green)

Management: +27 76 111 6772 (Sue Green)

 

Stage and Performance Enquiries: +27 71 224 3232 (WHATSAPP Only) 

 

info@riseacademy.co.za

Sibusiso (Breeze) Shezi

Lecturer

Breeze aka Zulu Bass King is a musician who brings years of experience in studio, on radio, and on the stage to Rise Academy.
He has had tracks played on major SA radio stations, multiple music nominations, and has performed at some of South Africa’s largest music events. He’s worked with a huge array of top artists such as Nasty C, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, just to mention a few.

He used to dance and play rugby competitively and loves to run fitness drills with our performance students to get them ready to pull off amazing stage routines.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

JAMES VERKERK

LECTURER


James is a DJ who got his start at the age of 16. He brings his onstage energy and
enthusiasm for music to the Rise Academy classroom where he teaches students
everything they need to know about the art of DJing. He is a skilled sound engineer
with a background in recording, producing and mixing.
James also trained as a classical pianist and is an avid surfer.

CRAIG GREEN

CO-FOUNDER

With more than two decades of experience in event organising, planning and logistics, Craig knows the ins and outs of the music world. He brings an invaluable
network of industry contacts to the Rise Academy community.
In 1998, Craig began U-PARTY, an event production and management company assisting schools to raise funds through community events and socials. He holds a BComm degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a self- proclaimed lego aficionado.

SUE GREEN

CO-FOUNDER & MD

Sue brings her business acumen and passion for youth development to the academy, which she launched in 2015. She is a savvy consultant who is experienced in coordinating music events that attract young audiences.
Sue’s academic background in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) piqued her interest in business ethics — a subject she ended up teaching at UCT during the final year of her Honours degree. She also loves cats and practices Jiu-jitsu.