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Grammy award winning songwriter Bill Pere.  is named one of the "Top 50 Innovators, Groundbreakers and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry" by Music Connection Magazine, and "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year" by the national Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

-- We Teach the Art of Success --
Performance, Production and Songwriting that Gets Results !

           PO Box 511 Mystic CT 06355  --- info @ ctsongwriting . com 

Learn From our 35+ Years of Experience -- Instruction and coaching using proven techniques that get results !
Learn directly from multi-national award winning songwriters and music business professionals

- Songwriting  - Performance - Voice - Guitar - Keyboard  - Critique  - Presentation  - Recording  - Production  - Music Technology  -
Music Business  - Networking and Collaborating  -
MBTI Profiles - Marketing  - Rhythm Training  - Scansion and Metrics

Looking for Constructive Feedback?  Need a Professional Song Critique with Marketing Insights as Well?
What Can Professional Critique Do For You? 

CLICK HERE for our Song Critique Service and everything you wanted to know about getting good critiques for your songs. Bill Pere is widely regarded as one of the best song analysts and critiquers in the industry today. He is one of the writers for a 2012 multi-artist Grammy Award winning album.
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We Work with Clients Around the World!

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PROGRAMS TAILORED FOR ALL
 AGES, STYLES, and ASPIRATIONS

Each person sets his or her own definition of success in the arts, but whatever the goals may be, a balanced skill set and a realistic outlook on the relationship between talent, business, people skills, and luck is essential.   We can help you achieve that balance. We have saved people large amounts of money, time, and tears by keeping away from dead end paths and scams.
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YOU SET YOUR GOALS -- WE'LL HELP YOU REACH THEM

For more than 35 years, Bill Pere and Kay Pere have learned personally from the top names in the music industry and have developed a program to equip highly motivated up-and-coming artists with the essential knowledge and skills they will need to reach their goals in the music business.

 Bill, who has written, recorded and released 16 CD's and won a Grammy is considered one of the top song analysts and music business consultants  today.  He is President of the Connecticut Songwriters Association, an Official Connecticut State Troubadour, and the 2003 National Independent Artist of the Year. He has written and produced 26 stage plays as well.   Bill is an official critiquer and industry judge for many international song and performance competitions, and much sought after as a national conference presenter.  He has had #1 songs on various Indie song charts,  and is an internationally published author on songwriting and the music business.  He has been featured in interviews and articles from the New York Times to the Hartford Business Journal.  He is the author of the top Songwriting reference book, "Songcrafter's Coloring Book: The Essential Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting" Bill is one of the "Top 50 Innovators and Guidibng Lights of  the Music Industry", named by Music Connection Magazine.

Kay is an internationally respected voice instructor, songwriter, and has recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award winning folks.  She performs and gives workshops from coast to coast.
Biill and Kay have received a National Philanthropy Award for their use of music for charitable fundraising.

In their two teaching and recording studios, Bill and Kay, both multi-award winning songwriters, producers, recording artists and teachers, provide a custom-tailored program which can include

-- Songwriting Instruction

    -- Music Business Instruction

Guitar Instruction (including Midi Digital Guitar)

-- Vocal instruction and coaching

-- Keyboard Instruction

-- Music Theory and Composition

-- Studio Recording & Production

Level 3 Critiques

-- Licensing, Promotion, and Distribution

-- Hands-on Midi and Music Technology Instruction

Rhythm Training

-- Preparation for music and drama auditions

-- Drama Coaching

-- Performance Coaching

                             -- Social Media Optimization
                                             -- Effective Blogging
                                             -- Computer Tips/Self-Promotion
                                             -- Do's and Dont's of Facebook
                                             -- Effective use of YouTube
                                             --  Website Optimization

-- Service Learning though Music

-- Creativity Development

-- Production and Arranging

-- Statewide performing opportunities

-- MBTI Evaluation

-- Attending Pro Workshops and Seminars

-- Licensing, Promotion, and Distribution

-- Intellectual Property Awareness (copyrights)

-- Negotiating Skills (contracts)

Creative and Career Goal Setting

Collaboration

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All of our students are eligible for discounts on membership in the Connecticut Songwriters Association

All school students are eligible for no-cost participation in the LUNCH Ensemble

All of our students are eligible for free or discounted use of our recording studios

We offer enrichment programs for home schooling as well as for all traditional public and private education

 Several of our students have been national contest winners, have gone on to be in Broadway shows, and have had film and recording success.

Special Programs and Resources for Home Schoolers

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Below are our partner organizations and programs

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Bill Pere - Info


LUNCH Program


CT Songwriters Assoc
  
      Kay Pere - Info


Voice Instruction


KidThink Music Publishing


Mystic Music


Keys For a Cause

Voices For Hope
 

 

 

 

 

We are also sponsors, presenters, judges and critiquers  in national and international performance and educational events such as:

 -- The UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING   COMPETITION

-- The INDIE INTERNATIONAL Songwriting Competition

-- INDIEGRRL Songwriting Competition

-- The VOICES FOR HOPE National Vocal Competition

-- The National INDEPENDENT MUSIC CONFERENCES (Dallas, Philadelphia, West Virginia, L.A., Boston)

-- PODUNK BLUEGRASS Songwriting Competition

-- The NEW ENGLAND MUSIC EXPO

-- The CONNECTICUT SONGWRITING AND PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE

-- SONGSALIVE, L.A. Songwriters Workshop

-- SS Cape May, NJ: Singer-Songwriter Conference

-- The CHAPIN FESTIVAL (Nova Scotia, Canada)

-- SEATTLE SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP

--  WE R INDIE Songwriter Slam Competition

-- YOUTH ACTION CONFERENCE Events

-- The HARRY CHAPIN LEGACY SHOW SERIES

-- The CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

-- WOODSONG SONGWRITING COMPETITION

-- CONNECTICUT FOLK FESTIVAL
 

 
Guiding Creative People Along Their
Individual Path to Success --
-- Performance, Production and Songwriting that Gets Results ! --

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