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Our Artist-Producer course teaches you to set yourself up as a performer who can earn money while on and off stage, ensuring that you are a recognised brand.

RISE Academy offers programmes that cater to novice producers as well as performers who are either beginners or advanced.

Students have the opportunity to practice and record in RISE’s recording studios in Gauteng.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME

 
  • Each course is designed to suit the needs of a diverse range of students and their budgets.
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment, we teach our students the technical skills they need to master their craft.
  • Clueless about how to market yourself in a competitive industry? Don’t worry, we have the business side covered. We teach our students how to make their personal brand stand out.
  • We also offer monthly payment plans for anyone on a tight budget.
  • Students graduate with an industry recognized certificate upon the successful completion of their course.

The Artist-Producer programme is perfect for aspiring performers who want to produce their own music and who want to become a well known Artist-Producer. If you have ever imagined having your music on radio or charting on Spotify whilst headlining The Superbowl, you must first master the basics and we have got you covered. This Course is divided into three main components at varying levels of complexity and is designed to teach our students the
foundational skills they need to get to the top of their game.

By the end of the programme, our students will be confident enough to perform for a live
audience and have the skills to submit their music to global labels, having produced their music themselves.

MAIN TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE INCLUDE:

  • What it means to be a performer in the modern works.
  • How to perform in a manner that can grow your audience, fast.
  • Learning about the business of being a performer.
  • Producing your music on SA’s most used software – FL Studio
  • Learning about the business of being a music producer.
  • Learning about the business of the SA music industry.
  • You will have several guest lectures from SA heavyweights in the industry, giving you a first hand education of all of the major components of the industry, including but not limited to Radio, Clubs and festivals, publishing, copyright, song selection, branding, and marketing, studios and much much more.
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The Artist Course

  • We know that it’s not easy for relatively unknown artists to get radio coverage or opportunities to perform at gigs.
  • Tenacity, talent and ambition are important characteristics but so is knowing how to market yourself. We teach you how to set your brand apart from the rest using traditional and social media. Our experienced lecturers will guide you through the intricacies of securing representation and a recording contract.

The Music Course

  • Most talented artists are not lucky enough to get their music played on the radio. So, how do young performers make it onto the airwaves? The trick is knowing how to attract a music compiler’s attention and understanding what the station is looking for. This course includes classes on intellectual property law, music royalties, and an overview of the music distribution network in South Africa. By the end of this course, students can confidently say they know what requirements their tracks have to meet before ending up on the radio.

The Performance
Course

  • Performing in front of a live audience is very different from recording inside a studio. We teach you how to rearrange your music into a powerful set that will leave audiences begging for more. You will learn about choreography and working with stage crews, dancers, and DJs. By the end of this course, we will give you the chance to showcase your talent on the stage so that you can put your training into practice.
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The Introduction: Basic Training

We familiarise our students with the relevant software, teach them how to set up their laptops, and get them ready to start producing hot new tracks. If you have never produced before, this intro is just for you.

Learning the Controls

To begin your music journey, you need to have the right tools, and most importantly, you need to know how to get the best out of it. We teach our students key concepts in music theory and everything they need to know about drums, instruments, vocals, and effects. This course will teach you about editing, layering, post-processing, and sample manipulation.

Sound Design and Completing a Track

If you have dabbled in music production but know you need that extra something to complete the perfect track, this course will help you get there. We teach our students how to move beyond samples to distinguish their music. You will learn how to use a variety of synthesisers through a detailed guide of Serum — software widely used in music production.

What to do with your Music

If you are producing fresh beats but you’re unsure about how to get it to market, this course is for you. We teach you how to successfully distribute your music and stay abreast of copyright laws. This course will familiarise students with the world of radio and how to get the attention of large record companies.

Total course cost: R 23 500.

Payment options:

+ Upfront discounted settlement: R21 500

+ Monthly debit order: R 4 000 deposit & 7 monthly payments of R 2 617.86 (R22 325).

+ Monthly payments: R4 000 deposit & 7 monthly payments of R2 785.71 (R23 500).

+ Student loan: R23 500

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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.