Bill Pere - Song Analyst and Music Business Coach

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

Connecticut Songwriting Academy
Helping Songwriters since 1979
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Songwriting Tools and Techniques



(click here for 2010 Retreat)
Conducted by Bill Pere, based on his popular "Songcrafters Coloring Book: The Essential Guide to  Effective and Successful Songwriting"



        --> The retreat was a great if not life changing experience that gives a little ole songwriter like myself hope by  providing  a lot of knowledge and awareness that the music industry isn't so one-sided  and worth the effort  to pursue. I'll keep you posted as I progress. Thank you -- John Pytel, Wethersfield CT

       --> My experience at the writer's retreat went far beyond my expectations!  There are more skills involved in the  craft of songwriting than I ever imagined, and Bill's presentation of them was thorough and clear.  He walked us  through the songwriting process from idea-generation through publication with an ease that can only come from  years of experience.  I was impressed by his mastery of the subject and his ability to quickly get a group  working together.  I worked hard and had a great time.  I left the retreat with tools to get myself  'unstuck'  in my  songwriting.  I'm looking forward to next year's retreat! -- David Yaeger, Singer/Songwriter , Plymouth, MA

       -->  I had pretty high expectations and you exceeded them.  It was most impressive and I gained a great deal of  knowledge which I will put to good use going forward.   For anyone entertaining the idea of writing songs  for publication,  you owe it to yourself to sign up for this retreat.
      Song construction is discussed in detail along with the tools to use to craft a quality product.  This knowledge is not found in any college curriculum and is only available at the retreat and in Bill's  Songcrafters' Coloring Book - The Essential Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting which is the basis for the material presented.  All aspects of song creation  are covered from inception through manufacturing to publishing and distribution. The focus however, is  on song creation  and the tools and intricacies of the craft.
     I've read other books on songwriting and have looked at other courses. This is the only course and book combination I have found which actually gives you the tools, and educates you on how to create your own rubric to craft and measure your song. With this information, you will be able to understand whether or not you have covered all the bases to create a well crafted product.
     The facilities and food were great, the price is a good value, and the presentation, material, and experience were exceptional. I highly recommend it.    Thanks for a great experience.  --
 Joe Gaudette, singer-songwriter, CT

I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the retreat.  It was a nice opportunity to meet creative, like-minded people and share what we all love - music.  The critiques were invaluable and gave me direction into what style of music I would do best in.  Thank you. --  Laura Stroebel. singer-songwriter, E. Lyme, CT

(click here for 2010 Retreat Photos and Reactions)