Online Courses and Lessons

vWe are pleased  to offer online and distance learning options, including Udemy approved courses and Skype lessons.

Skype Lessons

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Learn singing or songwriting or receive music business mentoring from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a secure and stable broadband connection and Skype. We recommend using a tablet or computer as a phone screen is a little fiddly to operate. Lessons take the same format as in person lessons and handouts, videos etc. are sent as attachments via Skype so you have all the same materials as students who attend the Bangor studio.

Skype lessons cost £12.50 per half hour or £25 per hour and are paid for via PayPal or direct debit.

You can book four half hour lessons or two hour long lessons using the button below.

For more information please feel free to send us a message. 

 

 

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Udemy Courses

 

Singing Course

Udemy is a great online learning resource. It has a rigorous quality assurance system so we are proud to have our courses featured on the site. At present we are offering a 24 video singing course full of practical exercises on topics such as:

  • Breathing
  • Range
  • Projection
  • Voice qualities (the right sounds for different styles of music)
  • Diction
  • Posture
  • Looking after your voice

The course costs £39.99 but if you click here you can buy it for only £15. Here is a sample video:

 

Songwriting Course

We also offer a 38 video Songwriting Course via Udemy. The course looks at both craft and business aspects of being a songwriter. Topics covered include:

  • Writing lyrics
  • Writing melodies
  • Crafting hooks
  • Songforms
  • An introduction to audio production
  • Evaluating the commercial potential of your music
  • Types of publishers and publishing deals
  • Finding a publisher
  • Marketing your music and building a professional reputation

The course costs £74.99 although a limited number of discount coupons are available for £15. Just type in WRITESONGS in the ‘Got a coupon?’ box.

Sign up here or watch the sample videos below.

 

 

 

How to Make Money from Music

This 3 hour video course includes 5 articles and 6 downloadable resources to help you make money from concurrent income streams within the music industry including

  • Music Publishing
  • Music Licensing
  • Live Performance
  • Session Work
  • Selling CDs and Merchandise
  • Teaching Music

We will look at the going rate for each stream and how to ensure you are paid fairly as well as which organisations to join for royalty collection and for ongoing professional development, advice and support. We will also looking at writing a business plan for your music business.

The course is normally priced at £40 but is available here for £10.99.

Here is a sample video.

 

 

How to Start and Run a Music Teaching Business

Have you been thinking about starting to teach music? This 2 hour  course with downloadable materials will give you some practical information about how to get started or how to grow your business. We look at

  • Teaching methods
  • What you will need to have in place before your start
  • Terms and conditions
  • Payment and Booking
  • Different organisations who look for music tuition
  • Teaching privately versus teaching in music schools
  • Promoting your business on and offline

 

The course is normally £39.99 but you can purchase if for only £10.99 here.

You can preview the course here or watch the video below.

 

Songwriting: How to Write Pro Standard Lyrics

Lyric writing is an area with which many songwriters struggle. This course offers an analysis of what makes an effective lyric and provides structured exercises to help you develop as a lyricist whether you are new to songwriting or an experienced songwriter.

The course is normally £39.99 but is available here for £9.99.

 

 

Singing: Music Theatre Vocals

Would you love to sing the show stoppers? Do you want to ace music theatre exams and auditions? This course is for you. We look at each era of music theatre, learn the vocal technique required then sing songs from that period. We cover

  • Music Hall and Operetta (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • Tin Pan Alley (Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter etc.)
  • Classic Broadway (Rogers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern etc.)
  • 70s and 80s Music Theatre (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Boublil & Schönberg)
  • Contemporary Music Theatre (Larson, Menken, Lopez etc)

The course is a bootcamp for all vocalists.

It is usually priced £74.99 but available here for £9.99.

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Piano for Singers: Quickly Learn to Accompany Yourself

Are you a singer but not an instrumentalist? Would you love to be able to accompany yourself? My 2 hour Udemy course will help you with practical and easy tips on playing using chord sheets. We learn what notes are in a  chord and what chords are in a key, then start playing some classic songs. By the  end of the cours eyou will ahve learned major and minor chords, how to play in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms and how to find and adapt chord sheets online.

The course is available at the discounted price of £9.99 (usually £39.99) here.

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