THE Music Production (1)

Our music production programme teaches students how to create high-quality tracks as well as how to market and distribute them.

We ensure that our students are familiar with copyright laws and relevant legal issues related to production.

Students can choose to complete the entire programme or take the different courses one at a time depending on their needs,
budget, and goals.

Here is what you need to know about our programmes

+ Our Comprehensive Music Production Course taught on FL Studio, includes introductory classes and three courses that can be taken individually or as a complete package.

+ You can choose to do the full programme or one of the courses depending on your level of experience and budget. Talk to us about the options that best suit your needs.

+ Our students are taught by experienced producers who are tapped into the music industry.

+ Can’t attend classes on a weekday? Don’t fret, we offer Saturday classes. We also offer monthly payment plans for aspiring DJs on a tight budget.

+ RISE Academy graduates have featured on some of the hottest shows in radio including 5FM and Metro, and we encourage our new students to follow in their footsteps.

Group 1
MUSIC PRODUCTION (1)

This programme is ideal for students who want to fine-tune their technical skills and are serious about marketing their own material.

Aspiring producers should be strategic and savvy if they want to get noticed by radio stations and big recording labels. Knowing how to manoeuvre within the music industry is key to unlocking your career.

The Comprehensive Music Production Course Cost_ R 15 850 (25 s (1)

Introduction: Basic Training

Cost: R900 (Duration: 1 saturday)

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.

Level 1: Learning the Controls

Cost: R6 650 (Duration: 8 saturdays

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.

Level 2: Sound Design and Completing a Track

Cost: R6 650 (Duration: 8 saturdays)

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.

Level 3: Marketing your Music

Cost: R2 595 (Duration: 9 saturdays)

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.

The online Music Production Course Cost_ R14 950 (25 saturdays (1)

This is no dreary video lecture; it’s an engaging musical experience. The course is designed to be interactive and fun with opportunities to unlock rewards and bonuses as you progress through the different levels. The online course is ideal for students with busy schedules because it covers all of the topics included in the Comprehensive Music Production Course with the benefit of doing it in the comfort of your own home. No matter where you are in the world, you can get the RISE Academy experience. Unlike other online courses that lack the personal touch, our students benefit from at least three hours of private tutoring via Skype with one of our experienced mentors. Students are welcome to try a free demo version of the course to see what it’s all about. Speak to us about how to get started.

Total course cost: R 15 850.
Payment options:
+ Upfront discounted settlement: R 14 500.
+ Monthly debit order: R 3 500 deposit & 8 monthly payments of R 1 450 (R 15 100).
+ Monthly payments: R 3 500 deposit & 8 monthly payments of R 1 544 (R 15 850).
+ Standard Bank student loan: R 15 850.
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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.