We offer courses in voice, strings (violin/viola), guitar, and piano. We also offer courses in the art of being a disc jockey, music production, audio engineering, and artist management.
Our courses are currently offered in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, with locations soon to open in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and various locations in the Midwest. To learn more about our courses, please click here to be redirected to the course description and registration pages. We look forward to your participation in our music programs!
To learn more about our courses, please click here to be redirected to the course description and registration pages. We look forward to your participation in our music programs!
Apply today and become eligible for a 50% discount for our next course offering.[/promo][promo image=”9047″]The Purfek Music Academy in conjunction with J4S (Just for Singers) is offering a vocal music program for developing professionals beginning October 1st, Fun Making Music©. These classes are specifically designed for budding professionals, working (union) actors, dancers, singers, and recording artists.
Healthy organic singing begins with creating an awareness of using the body as your instrument. Participants will have an opportunity to study the fundamentals of music and singing in a structured, yet informal class setting. Keeping true to our mantra, “Speak and Sing Your Way to Success,” J4S will teach artists to do just that: to speak and sing their way to success! Voice instructor, Joyce Stovall, will teach you the components of singing: relaxation, breathing, phonation, enunciation, and placement. Students will discover the role that each component plays in speech and singing. Concisely, Joyce will show you how to sing with expression, without straining and inhibition like your favorite idols. Sing like no one is listening all the time!
Classes for young adults are designed to help hone and augment performance skills, to keep them sharp and always ready to perform! Classes are structured to provide an affordable means by which promising professionals can acquire skills not offered in standard school curricula, as well as polish already-acquired skills, particularly with regard to fundamentals of music theory and healthy vocal technique. By participating in our classes, young aspiring artists won’t have to bluff or guess their way through auditions; we provide them with the tools to become the professionals of their dreams!
Register today and receive a 10% discount for any classes after you sign up! Class size is limited and will fill quickly. Classes begin October 1st, 2014, and a string of additional classes will begin in 2015.
We look forward to making your acquaintance and discovering the inner artiste in you.
Check in after September 23rd 2014 for information on additional classes beginning 2015.[/promo][accordion][accordion_item parent_id=”Courses” title=”COURSE 01 – MUSICIANSHIP: FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC THEORY”]8 Weeks – $450.00 October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014
11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. The Fundamentals of Music Theory class is ideal for singers who have their sights set on pursuing professional level vocal work. The course will aid students in sharpening their music theory skills and acquiring mental agility and flexibility in auditions and other performance situations. Students will learn the fundamentals of music necessary to read music and to communicate professionally. Students will have an opportunity in class to apply music theory using their instrument: the voice. This class is ideal for singers, actors, dancers and aspiring recording artists desirous of becoming music literate. Mock situations will be created for students to apply new skills. Come and learn in a low-pressure learning environment!
Ages: [18+]. Photography, video and sound recording are not permitted. (Class size limited)[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”Courses” title=”COURSE 02 – VOICE CLASS FOR DANCERS AND ACTORS”]8 Weeks – $450.00 October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014
2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. This class is for those performers who are actively pursuing their careers but want to stay focused and on point with their vocal training at all times. This is the IDEAL CLASS to keep you in performance mode! STOP CRAMMING to learn songs before an audition. Get on point and stay on point! This class offers the perfect setting to discover your true voice! If you are not getting the results you want from your current lessons, come and experience this wonderful approach to singing for the stage, including “belting.” Expand technique, develop repertoire, learn to sing with confidence and overcome stage fright. Become a knowledgeable singer. The focus of the class is on pedagogy – proper sound production.
Age: 18 and Up. Photography, video and sound recording are not permitted. (Class size limited)[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”Courses” title=”COURSE 03 – ARTIST DEVELOPMENT FOR RECORDING ARTISTS”]8 Weeks – $450.00 October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014
4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The Artist Development for Recording Artists class provides a rare and unique opportunity for talented recording artist hopefuls to hone their artistic skills. Students will work towards defining their artistic and performance concept, identifying strengths and weaknesses, developing stage presence, planning a 45-minute showcase set and working towards a live concert/showcase. This is the perfect class for self-contained, emerging independent recording artists who are already performing but need to take their live show to another level. It is also the ideal class for independents on the verge of releasing their first project and in need of planning a CD release showcase. Each week, students will share in discussions about songwriting, industry coffee talk (news), and peer critiques to help tweak their own work as well as their classmates’ work. Network and develop key industry relationships while discovering your own greatness! All students will be offered opportunity to participate in a live performance at the end of the course.
Ages: All. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Photography, video and sound recording are not permitted. (Class size limited)[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”Courses” title=”COURSE 04 – VOICE CLASS FOR RECORDING ARTISTS”]8 Weeks – $450.00 October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 P.M. This class is specifically tailored to address vocal concerns for today’s contemporary singers. Because consumers see first with their ears, poorly placed sound is not an option. This class will help develop recording artists who possess that “IT” factor, but need to tweak sound production. Emphasis is on maximizing the full potential of the voice in a healthy and organic manner.
Age: 18+. Photography, video and sound recording are not permitted. (Class size limited)[/accordion_item][/accordion][promo image=”9040″]Our music production courses are hands-on courses that focus on the production of music from making hit making beats, sound design and arrangement, music production software (Pro-Tools, Logic, Cubase, etc.), and vocal performance. Our roster of talent includes some of the best producers and award winning songwriters in the business. Our professionals in music have a great deal of experience and are made up of individuals who have worked on some of the most notable projects around.
These courses will be made available at the top of the year, 2015.
For more information, contact our offices and speak with a representative of our music production program.[/promo][promo image=”9042″]Our piano and violin lessons are lead by experienced instructors who make learning to play instruments a fun experience. It has been proven that learning any one of these instruments make it easier for our children to learn math, practice patience, and become a better team player. It is also known that teaching kids to play an instrument introduces them to some basic principles of physics, while assisting them to build self-confidence. Our courses are fun and allow our students including kids and adults to explore creativity in music, and in life as a whole. We offer professional coaching in violin performance to individuals looking to build a solo career in performing violin. Coaching is available and lead by a experienced, reputable, and accomplished solo artist of the violin.
For more information, contact our offices and speak with a representative about our instrument learning programs.[/promo][promo image=”9044″]The DJ course highlights the art of being a DJ including mixing music, moving a crowd at an event, producing mix tapes, utilizing new technology, and working the radio. Our instructors are world class and have made a comfortable living playing many clubs, making television appearances, and touring with some of today’s hottest acts. Participating in our DJ course is also a great pre-cursor to becoming a music producer. It gives our students the opportunity to see what makes a crowd move, dance, or remember a song. This course is led by experienced professionals who want to share their knowledge and techniques with the new generation of DJs.
The next Free Open House for DJ’s will be on December 9, 2014 in downtown Jersey City and will include guest appearances from DJs who perform nationally in all genres of music. To sign up, click here.[/promo][callout type=”center” button_icon=”envelope” title=”Interested in the Purfek Music Academy?” message=”Email email@example.com to set up an appointment.” button_text=”Click Here” href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”]