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Bill Pere - Song Analyst and Music Business Coach

Songwriting that Gets Results, Combining Arts, Education, and Community Outreach
Song Development - Music Production - Music Business Mentoring  - Recording -  Workshops - Artist Development



Three Decades of Touching Hearts and Minds with some of the finest songcrafting of our time.



Bill is currently President and Executive Director of the Connecticut Songwriters Association, as well as Executive Director of the LUNCH Ensemble.  For complete event calendars of these two organizations, which will include most of Bill's major concert appearances,  click the links below.

Bill also does private consultations and mentoring in any aspect of songwriting,  performing ,  or  developing a career in the music business, through the Connecticut Songwriting Academy .  Recording, production, publishing and distribution too.


Bill is based in New England, and has performed across the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.  Venues include colleges,  theaters, coffeehouses, schools,  conferences, and festivals around the country.
Bill Pere with Steve Chapin, Nova Scotia, Canada


CSA Calendar
LUNCH calendar



For Other Highlights, see the  the LUNCH and CSA calendars:

(Bill keeps a light performing schedule so as to devote more time to writing, recording,  and teaching, so catch the performances when you can.  Bill performs either solo, with the LUNCH Ensemble, or as part of the band Heart and Spiral )


Events from 2006

Lots of time in the recording studio...see below

Regularly at the Mystic River Folk Concert Series (schedule)

Monthly at CT Songwriters Association (schedule)

Teaching programs at the CT Songwriting Academy

 Feb 10 -- East Hartford Parks and Rec Showcase

February 11 - "Ten Secrets of Success in the Music Business" -- Bill teaches this course at Western CT State University in Danbury from 10am-3pm.   Critique included.  (snow date = Feb 25)   Register in advance at

February 18 - Mystic CT,  Hosting a songwriting workshop with Alan Roy Scott

February 23 - New Canaan School,  Midi-Music-Math workshop

February 28  MBTI Presentation,  East Lyme High School

March 9 - with Kay Pere,  Groton Senior Center 12:00-1:00

March 20 - Essex School  "Invention Convention"  Science Fair Expo

March   24    Presenter,  CMEA Conference, Hartford CT  9:15 am
 "Songwriting and Music Technology as a Hub for Curriculum Integration"

March  25        Service Learning in Action,  East Lyme High School

March 30 - East Lyme High School -- "Careers in Music"  presentation

April 1 - Collaboration Workshop

April 3 -- Bethany Community School.   Midi-Music-Math workshop

April 29 -  Groton Bible Chapel, 66 Toll Gate Rd, Groton CT
7-9pm CD Release Concert for "Share the Journey", with  many CSA artists.
Tickets:   $10 to benefit local social services.

May 1 and May 8, 6-9pm -- "Songwriting and the Music Business" .  A comprehensive course taught by Bill through the Westerly Adult Education Center.  Babcock School, Westerly RI.   

May 2-7  University of Florida, Orlando (private function, new record label)

MAY 13 - Midi, Recording and Production Workshop -- Mystic

May 29 - Memorial Day Parade. Mystic

May 19-20  -- Presenter/Performer,  Independent Music Conference, Dallas TX

June 3 - Judging the finals of  the "Voices For Hope" competition at the
               Bushnell Theater, Hartford

June 11 - JB Williams Park, Glastonbury,  CSA Showcase (3pm)

July 3 -  Ascension Studios,  Brooklyn CT  (Time TBD)

July 8 - Wethersfield Summer Songshare (invitation only)

July 16-22      Music Director, Camp Wightman  (

August 5-14   West  Coast:  Los Angeles and Seattle:
                       --Songsalive Presentation and Showcase, L.A., Aug 8
                       --Sun Aug 13, Seattle Unity, 2pm Songwriting Workshop

August 27  JB Williams Park, Glastonbury,  CSA Showcase, with the Ensemble

Aug 30 - Sept 5 -- - Independent Music Conference, Philadelphia, PA

 Sept 1 --              The Fire, Philadelphia, PA, 8pm show

September 23       Appearing with Les Julian at Mystic River Folk

October 6-7       Gove Hill Retreat Center,  Vermont  (Private retreat)

October 20        Wheeler HS, North Stonington, CT.
                          "Hunger Awareness Concert" (with Ensemble)

November 11 - Veterans Day Concert at Mystic River Folk

December 2 - Annual LUNCH Holiday Show "Christmas With the Super Heroes"
                       Union Baptist Church, Mystic (Tickets, $12) 



Connecticut Songwriting Academy
PO Box 511, Mystic CT 06355
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