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    Creative Artists Elite: A School That Rocks

     
    There are many schools that help artists who sing and want to learn about the business. I wish they had schools like this when I was growing up. Creative Artists Elites is school that has celebrated a year since it’s opened. CAE is a school that provides one on one mentorship and bring the real-world experience to its students. I got a chance to talk to the owners Jinny and Chris Hayman told me how they got started with their business.

    Each quarter CAE has several classes that are taught to musicians, rappers, songwriters, producers, and singers. Talents from as far afield as Australia and the UK came together in Hollywood to collaborate and create incredible original tracks. CAE alumni genres ranged from hip hop, pop/RnB to folk and jazz. Along with courses, CAE runs live workshops in which several alumni came back to develop their onstage skills.

    Some students are able to record full-length music videos and gain the experience of the industry. I said both Jinny and Chris if their students had any success since they have completed classes. Jinny says, “ Yes. One of our students got the opportunity to open for R.Kelly at one of his concerts. “ I thought that was awesome because R.Kelly is very known in the music industry and that student will be remembered. Chris says, “ The course teaches students how to be independent and be independent in this industry. They also learn marketing and branding skills as well. Creative Artist Elite isn’t a traditional course or school where you graduate. The courses range from 8-15 days long and they work with instructors, move into the studio to record their songs and they make a demo. In longer courses they learn about properly performing on stage and doing an actual show. It’s more geared toward the way that the music industry is today.

    Once the students are finished with their courses and sessions the instructors still guide them and encourage them. They even promote their work on social media and the websites that they have. If they need more help assistance will be available. After the classes are over, the students are left with a more understanding of the business and marketing aspects of the business. Moving forward CAE has some classes coming up in the spring and summer. They also plan on having a branch in Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas. Eventually they will move forward more in the US, but the school is open to anyone. People sign up for courses from all over. People can also win a scholarship as well to go to the school.

    One thing that I admire about Creative Artists Elite School is that it’s very unique from the enrollment process down to the kind of classes that are offered. It’s not your normal school where you are listening to a lecture. This school is hands on. Something as all artists and creative can appreciate. In December, the official company launch had an incredible turnout, and over $200 was raised for VH1 Save the Music foundation. The event included performances from former students, and aspiring ones were able to get a feel for why CAE’s courses are so unique, and meet the course instructors – all of whom are successful pros with a wealth of high-profile credits. The night of the event, the founders announced that they will hold a scholarship contest ending February 1st 2014, which will allow one applicant the chance to take one of the spring 2014 courses, and also make a professional music video at the end of the course. For more information on this great school please check out their website: http://creativeartistselite.com

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