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PRODUCTION

The Artist Production Course covers the 4 Fundamentals required to master the art of performance and music production

  1. Fundamental 1: The Practical

    1. Performance: Unveil the star within and become a captivating performer with our Performance Course. Whether you're a budding artist or a seasoned pro, this program immerses you in a wide array of essential topics to master the art of live entertainment. From vocal coaching to choreography, microphone control to songwriting, you'll learn the skills needed to leave a lasting impact on your audience. Dive into the intricacies of stage presence, audience engagement, and the technical aspects of live setups. Explore the digital era with live streaming and online performance techniques. With an emphasis on creating memorable moments both on and off the stage, this course equips you to shine in the spotlight and elevate your performance to the next level.

    2. Music Production: Welcome to the Practical Section of the Music Production Course, where we dive deep into the hands-on aspects of creating and refining music. You'll receive a comprehensive introduction to music production, including an overview of FL Studio and the art of song creation. Learn the intricacies of sequencing and explore the world of sampling, from the basics to advanced techniques. Uncover the secrets of music theory to create harmonious compositions and participate in interactive activity classes. Discover the art of arrangement and processing in music production, and delve into essential topics such as EQ, automation, compression, and sound design. Master the intricacies of mixing and take your tracks to the next level with lessons on mastering. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your production skills, this practical section will equip you with the essential tools to excel in music production.
  2. Fundamental 2: The Workshops

    1. Performance: Unlock your artistic potential and refine your craft with our Workshop Course, designed to empower musicians and performers in key areas of their career. Whether you're a budding songwriter, seeking on-camera mastery, striving for exceptional live performances, or concerned about safeguarding your hearing, this program covers essential topics to enhance your skills. Dive into the creative process of songwriting, perfect your on-camera presence for various media opportunities, navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of live performances, and prioritize the protection of your most valuable asset - your hearing. This course offers a tailored experience to boost your artistic journey and equip you with the expertise needed to excel in your chosen field.

    2. Music Production: In the "Workshops" section you'll experience dynamic hands-on training to elevate your DJing skills. These workshops cover DJ battles, turntablism, music composition, genre versatility, beatmaking, creative equipment use, and on-camera presentation to enhance your overall performance.

  3. Fundamental 3: The industry: Here we cover essential aspects of the music industry. From radio dynamics to music history, record labels, and publishing, you'll gain knowledge about industry professionalism and copyright. Discover alternative revenue streams and the art of fan engagement, ensuring you're well-prepared for success in DJing, including touring and live performances.

  4. Fundamental 4: The Business: In the "Business" section we prepare you with essential business skills and a competitive mindset for success in DJing. Learn track selection, branding, marketing, and social media promotion. Master public relations and create a compelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK). Embrace professionalism, including working with riders, networking, agent collaboration, and business planning. Discover the strategies to secure bookings, attract clients, and maintain a high standard of professionalism in your DJ career.

1. Baseline Foundation.

This option is a combination of the baseline performance course and the foundation music production course

  • Number Of Classes: 54
  • Schedule: Part-Time
  • Course Fee: From
  • Course Duration: 40 Weeks *

Section 1: Baseline Performance

Are you ready to embark on your journey into the world of performance? The Baseline Performance Course is the perfect starting point for aspiring artists looking to hone their skills and establish a solid foundation in the music industry.

Here is sneak peak into what you can expect from this 26 class course.

  • Artistic Development: Focus on vocal coaching, choreography, dance, and songwriting to nurture your artistic talents. Enhance your performance technicality, including microphone control and stage interaction.
  • Branding Expertise: Learn to create a unique brand identity that sets you apart, emphasizing the importance of professionalism and ethics.
  • Online Presence: Master the art of leveraging social media for effective audience engagement and discover essential marketing strategies.
  • Live Performance Mastery: Develop your skills for live performances, including song selection and stage presence.
  • Industry: Gain insights into the broader music industry landscape by delving into topics like radio, music history, record labels, music organizations, publishing, studio professionalism, and copyright.

The combination of the Baseline Performance Course and the Foundation Music Production Course provides a solid foundation to kickstart your career in the music industry. Both sections are designed for those ready to take their first step into the captivating world of music production and performance.

Section 2: Foundation Music Production

Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of music production with our foundational course. Designed for aspiring music producers, this program serves as the perfect entry point for those eager to grasp the fundamental concepts of music production and commence their creative exploration.

Here's a sneak peek into the vital subjects you'll explore on your music production odyssey:

  • Lay the groundwork for your creative journey.
  • Familiarize yourself with FL Studio, your creative canvas.
  • Unlock the art of composing and arranging music.
  • Dive into the intricacies of music structure and sequencing.
  • Master the art of sampling to add depth to your creations.
  • Develop a solid understanding of musical concepts.
  • Engage in hands-on activities to reinforce your learning.
  • Craft engaging musical compositions with expert arrangement techniques.
  • Explore the nuances of sound processing.
  • Elevate your music production skills to new heights.
  • Master the art of equalization.
  • Unleash the power of automation for dynamic soundscapes.
  • Learn the intricacies of audio compression.
  • Navigate the world of essential studio gear and tools.
  • Craft unique soundscapes to set your music apart.
  • Hone your mixing skills for professional-grade sound.
  • Perfect your tracks to shine in any setting.

 

2. Global Masterclass

 

This option is a combination of the Global Performance Course and the Pro Music Production Course.

  • Number Of Classes: 69
  • Schedule: Part-Time
  • Course Fee: From
  • Course Duration: 40 Weeks *

 

Section 1: Global Performance

The Global Performance Course is the ultimate choice for those who seek a comprehensive and in-depth education in the world of music performance.

Our Global Performance Course is a comprehensive and all-encompassing program designed to equip aspiring artists with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in the dynamic world of entertainment, both locally and internationally.

Here's what you can expect from the Global Performance Section;

  • Practical Skills Mastery: Enhance your practical skills, including microphone control and stage presence.
  • Artistic Development: Focus on vocal coaching, choreography, dance, songwriting, and re-arranging music to nurture your artistic talents.
  • Advanced Marketing: Dive deeper into advanced marketing strategies and tactics to promote your music.
  • Online Presence: Elevate your social media game and engage in effective audience building.
  • Industry Insights: Explore the intricacies of music history, record labels, music organizations, publishing, studio professionalism, and copyright.
  • Branding Excellence: Continue refining your brand identity and professionalism to make a lasting impression in the industry.
  • Live Performance Mastery: Develop your skills for live performances and perfect your stage presence.
  • Business and Networking: Learn how to create business plans, pitch your ideas, and expand your industry connections.
  • Fan Engagement: Build and engage a loyal fan base while exploring alternative revenue streams.
  • Multi-Platform Performance: Explore the challenges of performing both on stage and through live streaming or online platforms while maintaining your health and longevity in the industry.

Section 2: Pro Music Production

Elevate your expertise in the world of music production with our Pro Music Production Course. Tailored for seasoned music producers and those looking to take their craft to the next level, this comprehensive program delves deep into a wide range of essential topics, empowering you to excel in all facets of the music industry.

Explore the dynamics of the radio industry, delve into music history, and gain insights into the role of record labels and music organizations. Learn about music publishing, enhance your studio professionalism, and grasp the importance of copyright. Discover alternative revenue streams and master the art of fan engagement, all while perfecting the skill of selecting the right tracks for your projects.

Craft a unique brand and develop effective marketing strategies while leveraging social media for music promotion. Enhance your public image and communication skills, and create a compelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to showcase your work. Maintain a high level of professionalism, understand the

nuances of artist riders for live performances, and expand your industry connections through networking and collaborations.

Learn about artist representation and management, develop business plans, and hone your pitching techniques. Cultivate a growth mindset, deal with failure and stress, and secure club and gig opportunities. Revisit the fundamentals of music production and explore the features and tools of FL Studio.

Dive into the creative process of songwriting, master the art of music structure and sequencing, and enhance your sampling skills for unique soundscapes. Deepen your understanding of musical concepts, engage in hands-on practice, and create engaging musical compositions with expert techniques. Learn about sound processing, elevate your production skills, and master the art of equalization.

Harness the power of automation for dynamic music, understand the intricacies of audio compression, and navigate essential studio gear and tools. Craft unique soundscapes and hone your mixing skills for professional-grade sound. Perfect your tracks for maximum impact.

Our Pro Music Production Course is your gateway to becoming a highly skilled and well-rounded music producer, ready to excel in the multifaceted world of music production and the music industry as a whole.

The combination of the Global Performance Course and the Pro Music Production Course is the most comprehensive Performer Course that Africa has to offer.



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At RISE Academy, we prioritize passion and talent as the primary qualifications for enrollment. We have no educational or technical prerequisites because we value your innate abilities above all else. However, for advanced courses, it is essential to master the foundational skills before progressing to higher levels.

For Music Production classes you will need a laptop, earphones and FL Studios. Head over to the FAQs for our recommendations.

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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.