live sound

Some of us are passionate about music, sound, and live events! One of the most important things a Sound Engineer needs before getting hired to work at these events, is lots of experience.

That’s why this course is a mixture between practical lessons and real-world event and production experience – so that we make sure your CV shines in this super competitive industry! Our students get to work on the set-up and sound for incredible events with headlining artists as big as Black Coffee and AKA. We are partnered with The Live Group, who own multiple event companies, ensuring our students a range of event experience. The Live Group has 22 years’ experience, a perfect event safety record, and one of the best reputations for professionalism in the business. For our younger students we have many under-18 events for them to work at, ensuring that they gain experience in the safest segment of the entertainment industry.

If you want to work on the sound at some of the most exciting events in the country, we’ve got you covered!

this course is part time and is covered over 22 saturday’s Cos (1)

+ Part-time: 22 Saturday Classes

+ Hands-on experience at massive events throughout the course

+ An internship has been secured for our top performing students

+ 12 Key Sound Engineering topics covered

Sound Systems

Frequency Response

Sound (Decibels, Volume, Gains, Levels)

Microphones

Preamps and mixers

Power amplification

Signal Processing – EFX

Indoor versus outdoor sound set-up

Cabling

Loudspeakers

Event Variation and protocols

Industry Insight – What a sound engineer does and what job opportunities are out there for you

Total course cost: R 14 250.

Payment options:

+ Upfront discounted settlement: R12 800.

+ Monthly debit order: R 4 000 deposit & 7 monthly payments of R 1 390 (R 13 730).

+ Monthly payments: R 4 000 deposit & 7 monthly payments of R 1 464 (R 14 250).

+ Standard Bank student loan: R 14 250.

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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.