For Kenya's most talented and ambitious singers (18+)
CERTIFICATE COURSE: 15-MONTH ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
For singers with professional ambitions, we have developed this 15-month Artist Development program. Sauti Academy will help you develop your musicality, your voice technique, performance and song writing skills as well as introduce you to the world of Music Business and DIY Artist Management. In our uniquely developed "Chords & Progressions on the Piano" you will be able to compose your music and play the piano while you sing.
During your studies at Sauti Academy, you will pass through 4 different levels. Each level lasts for 4 months and has its own topics.
In your first auditions, we will decide whether you will start in Level 1 or Level 2. Each level will be closed with an exam, which includes your attendance record, attitude as well as a practical test on skills learned. We will then evaluate your progress and decide whether you can continue your studies or repeat the term.
3. Level 1 and 2 will have Music Theory Lessons in a group which are mandatory for all students.
(Entry) Level 1 led by Coaches Waksy & Dennis
*Introduction to singing alongside an instrumentalist
*Developing musicality through ear training
*Foundation course in voice technique
*Foundation course in music interpretation & performance
*Introduction to the concept of ‘Musical Identity’; what works for your voice?
(Entry): Level 2 led by Coaches Dennis & Natalie
*Ear training continued
*Voice technique continued, singing healthily using different vocal modes
*Music interpretation & Performance
*Introduction to ‘Performance Identity’
*Music theory: time signatures, bars, chords & writing lead sheets
*Career planning: how to start working towards realising your dreams
Level 3 led by Coaches Mordecai and Waksy
Song writing, song arrangement with a band and performance
*Dealing with writers block
*Writing songs for other Artists
*Musical Identity in Song Writing
*Music arrangement with a Band
Level 4 led by Coaches Prisca and Natalie:
*DIY Artist Management Course including:
-Goal setting & achievement
-Self-Management in the Music Industry
-Understanding the players in the Industry
-An introduction to Contracts
-Event organizing; graduation concert
-Managing your own Band
*Developing a 15min showcase with your own Band for graduation
*Band arrangement & Rehearsals
*Performance: Your Unique Musical Identity on Stage
Auditions (click for requirements) will be happening on the 17th of August 2019, from 9.30am (first come first served) at our office at Shalom House, St Daniel Comboni Road (off Ngong road).
Program duration: 3 or 4 terms
Program cost: Ksh 35,000 per term