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Sing like a pro at Point Blank

Vocal Performance Certificate

Start your singing career

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Find out about our LA School, the programs we offer, and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music, and build the industry career you want. Every Open House includes a Free Expert Masterclass and Ableton Live raffle giveaway.

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Overview

If you want to kickstart your career as a singer, the 6-month Vocal Performance Certificate is for you. This program combines our 4 best singing courses, which will teach you a wide range of skills to get you ready to perform as a professional vocalist. You’ll gain experience with essential vocal techniques and harmonizing through our Singing and Advanced Singing courses. You'll create your own songs in the Songwriting course, and bolster your theory understanding in Vocal Musicianship. The courses are taught by industry professionals such as our Grammy-winning voice instructor Carol de Leon, so you know you’re in good hands.


Anyone with a desire to sing can join the program. Complete beginners and vocalists with experience are welcome. Join the Point Blank campus community and benefit from collaborating with like-minded music producers, songwriters, and musicians. Book time in our Project Studios to record yourself in a professional studio environment. Attend our two-hour Open Forum Friday sessions for additional support and tutoring from expert instructors. Here at Point Blank, we make it our priority to connect you to the music industry as you begin your journey and engage you with free masterclasses, events, and networking opportunities. Once you finish, you can also continue on into our Music Production & Vocal Performance Diploma to make the most of your new skills. 

Spaces are limited to 16 students per class, so Enroll Now to guarantee your spot!

Point Blank offers exclusive features and partner discounts to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us to get started!

Key Info

Duration 6 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8
  • September 30
  • January 13
  • March 17
  • April 14
Weekly timetable Two 4-hour classes each week for 20 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots available. Contact us for details.
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COURSES

Expert Instructors

Carol de Leon Singing

Grammy Award winner Carol de Leon has bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from UC Riverside and CSU Northridge and deep experience as a recording artist, choir director, and singing instructor.

Mitch Kaplan Singing

An award-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist, Mitchell Kaplan has worked as a producer, songwriter, and musical director with such iconic luminaries as Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer and Cady Huffman. His songs have been performed or recorded by artists such as Chaka Khan, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Sam Harris, and Martika and his songs have appeared in films such as Jonathan Demme’s “Something Wild”. His song “If I Travel Up” is the end credit song for the documentary film “Studio One Forever”.

Chloe O'Brien DJing

AKA Neia Jane, Chloe is an alternative rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer and graduate of Berklee College of Music, studied Songwriting and Music Business. She released her debut album “Magic & Honey” in 2019 and has been releasing new music ever since.

Marko DeSantis Music Business

Lead guitarist and co-songwriter for Sugarcult, who hit the Top 40 Billboard charts three times and sold 1M+ units worldwide. Music videos on MTV & CNN, toured on bills with Green Day & Blink 182.

Jaron Lopez Composing For Film & TV, Music Composition, Studio Vocal Production

Multi-instrumentalist composer on guitar, bass, keyboard, and electronics who works in an electro jazz fusion style. Studied at Berklee, U of Maryland, & U of North Texas. Peep his recent record "Odd Times."

Daniel Brummel Chief Academic Officer

Multi-instrumentalist producer, recorded & toured with Weezer, Nada Surf, Spain, Ozma, Sanglorians, and more. Bachelor's & master's degrees in music from UCLA & Cal State LA. Composer for Lifetime TV show American Princess.

It has been a pleasure studying at Point Blank! I am super impressed by your courses as well as the instructors. Since studying at Point Blank I have managed to get DJ gigs in a few places, and I couldn't have done that without my Point Blank classes. - Roberto, DJ student

Global Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Latin Grammy Award nominee Bryan Dotel has had great success as a Tropical Reggaeton producer after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

Tuition

Fees (US) Saving over monthly installments
$5,695 payment in full $1,095
$250 reg fee + $2,995 per term $550
$250 reg fee + $1,090 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

If you pay tuition in full upon enrollment, you save up to 20% over installment plans. See the enrollment process for more details.

Scholarships & Grants

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. To uphold this commitment, we are delighted to offer our students ample opportunities for financial support. These include scholarships that aim to nurture talent as well as grants which provide increased access to our courses for those in under-represented groups.

View the full range of opportunities by accessing our dedicated Scholarships & Financial Support page linked below:

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FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course within in this program, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use six to seven days a week (depending on the quarterly course schedule), giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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