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PERFORMANCE

RISE Academy has been shaping upcoming performers into confident professionals since we launched in 2015. This programme is broken up into three parts focusing on specific elements of performing: music production, brand building, and stage performance.

 

The Performance Course covers the 4 Fundamentals required to master the art of Performance.

 

  1. Fundamental 1: The Practical: 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. Fundamental 2: The Workshops: 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.
  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
  • Number Of Classes: 26
  • Schedule: Part-Time
  • Course Fee: From R 11  878
  • Course Duration: 36  Weeks *

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 a 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 Baseline Performance Course provides a solid foundation to kickstart your career in the music industry. Get ready to take your first steps towards becoming a professional performer.

  1. Global
  • Number Of Classes: 46
  • Schedule: Part-Time
  • Course Fee: From R 20 783
  • Course Duration: 36  Weeks *

Are you prepared to take your music career to the next level? 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 this 46 class course:

  • 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.

The Global Performance Course offers a comprehensive, all-encompassing education in music performance. It's the ultimate choice for artists who want to reach the pinnacle of their career and stand out as true professionals in the industry.

Click here to download the 2024 Fee Sheet.

Please click here to access the FAQ document which is a compilation of all the information you need to get going.

Click here to download the Course Dates for Intake 1 of 2024

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.

There are no tech requirements for this course

 

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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.