News from the Bangor Music Teaching Studio and Online Courses
6th September 2019
Vote for the amazing Riley Holland in the 4 Star pizza Songwriting Competition below. Student Riley is representing Ulster in the all Ireland final. Riley writes strong melodies, performing with a distinctive voice and acoustic guitar. We wish her every success!
15th January 2019
I am really excited to launch Expert Vocal Coach, my first Android app. It includes vocal training videos, online courses in singing, songwriting, piano and music publishing as well as a lesson booking system and Q&A. Try it out here.
25th November 2018
Congratulations to Rose Hamilton for her sterling performance as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Bloomfield Collegiate. She’s the second of my students to play this role this year along with Lucy Morrow.
17th August 2018
I’m very excited about the launch of my new Advanced Singing course on Udemy. Current onsite students will have access to the course as it contains videos of the exercises we use in lessons. It covers the rudiments of singing such as breathing, pitching, projection, posture, diction, retraction, the break in the passagio and voice qualities as well as some very advanced technique such as thin folds, vocal fry whistle register and improvisation. I’m looking forward to sharing it with people from all over the world!
16th March 2018
Congratulations to student Lucy Morrow who will be playing the title role in Annie at the Strand Arts Centre later this month. Lucy achieved a distinction inner Grade 3 Music Theatre and will soon do Grade 4.
30th January 2018
We now have 4 courses up on the online learning platform, Udemy. These include
- Singing for Beginners to Advanced Vocalists
- Songwriting: The Art and Business of a Songwriter
- How to Make Money from Music
- Start and Run Your Own Music Teaching Business
It’s really exciting to report that the singing course is now one of the top singing courses on Udemy, a platform with 20 million students!
8th December 2017
I’m very excited to announce the launch of my 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
- 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 £50 although a limited number of discount coupons are available for £15. Just type in WRITESONGS in the ‘Got a coupon?’ box. You can sign up here.
28th November 2017
Come and join us at out Christmas Party on Sunday 17th December at 2pm for songs and food. It’s a chance to showcase your hard work and hear what other people are doing in a relaxed atmosphere.
7th November 2017
I am super excited to launch a new Udemy online singing course. Udemy has rigorous quality assurance processes so it’s an honour to become a Udemy instructor. The course contains 12 videos with practical exercises on core topics in singing including:
- Voice qualities (the right sound for the right music)
- Looking after your voice
25th September 2017
I am very excited to have several of my students performing at the Menary’s 20th birthday celebrations in store in Bangor on Saturday 30th September between 12 pm and 4 pm. The property used to house my grandfather’s business, and it’s so special to me to be bringing my business there. I know my students will make me very proud and Papa would have loved it, as will the customers of Menary’s and Tempest that day! To take part of for me information email me.
12th August 2017
We are offering free consultations in August for those interested in taking up a place in the singing school in September. Just drop us an email if you are interested in booking a place.
3rd November 2016
SONGWRITING CRAFT AND BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Our next songwriting workshop is on Saturday 19th November at our Bangor studio. This will be a one day event rather than a full weekend to keep the costs down near Christmas. It will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the craft and business of songwriting from a published songwriter named One to watch twice by Nashville Songwriters Association International. The cost is £30 per person and the programme is as follows:
10.00 am Registration and coffee
10.30 am Hook, Line and Sinker: Writing Memorable Melodies
11.30 am ‘I shot a man in Reno…’: Writing Lyrics that Hit Home
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm An Introduction to Copyright and Music Publishing
2.00 pm Marketing Your Music Online and Offline
2.30 pm When and How to Approach Music Industry Professionals
3.00 pm Demo Listening Clinic and Q & A
To sign up just fill in the form below.
15th August 2016
We will be running a Singing Masterclass on Saturday 17th September at the Bangor Studio from 1-4pm. Come along and sing a song in any genre or just to observe. You can bring sheet music, a backing track or know how to find a backing track on YouTube. You will receive advice on vocal technique, care of the voice and on aspects of the music industry, for example how to find paid gigs, how to begin looking for a recording contract or how to find a further/higher education music course that is right for you. Places are limited to 10. To book please use the form below and you will be sent a link to PayPal (the cost is £25 for particpants and £10 for observers).
9th June 2016
Here is a programme for the Summer Songwriting course at Boom Studios, Main Street, Bangor BT20 3AS. The cost for the week is £50 or £15 per day for ages 14-18.
Summer Songwriting Course at Boom Studios
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July 2016
10 am Registration
10.30 am Song on the Spot: Groups Songwriting Exercise
11.30 am Who are my influences?
12.00 pm Songwriters’ Circle
10 am Lyric Writing
11 am Melody Writing
12 pm Songwriters’ Circle
In the Round: Music and Coffee
10 am Careers in the Music Industry: A Day in the Life of a music journalist, a promoter and a songwriter
11 am Social Media and Music
12 pm Demo clinic and careers Q and A
10 am – 11 am Preparation
11am – 1 pm Busking
8th June 2016
We are pleased to announce we will be running a Songwriting course for young people aged 14-16 in Boom Studios, Main Street, Bangor from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July. The course will run from 10 am to 1 pm and will cover melody writing, lyric writing, working in the music industry, live performance and many other aspects of songcraft. You will need to have some knowledge of music (to about Grade 4) but no formal exams are necessary. If you sing but don’t play that isn’t a problem.
Watch this space for the final programme which should be ready in the next few days or email us for more information.
8th June 2016
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Songwriting Weekend on June 25th and 26th at the Bangor studio with Eve Williams MMus, named One to Watch twice by Nashville Songwriters Association International. The programme is below. It’s for ages 16+ and is suitable for people at different points in their journey as a songwriter. If you play guitar, bring it along. A keyboard will be provided. If you sing but don;t play, we can also accommodate you. For further information or to book just email us.
The cost of the weekend is £50.
Saturday 25th June
10.30 am Registration and coffee
11.00 am Who are your influences?
11.30 am Creating lyrics that hit home
1.00 pm Lunch & walk on coastal path
2.00 pm Hook, Line and Sinker: Melody Writing
3.00 pm Songwriters’ Circle
Sunday June 26th 2016
10.30 am Coffee
11.00 am Collaborative Writing
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Marketing Your Music: Forming a Strategy for Getting Out There
2.30 pm Q & A
3.00 pm In the Round
30th November 2015
The next Songwriting course will run at the Bangor studio beginning on Monday January 11th 2016 at 7.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you there! For course details see here.
30th November 2015
The Christmas break this year will be from 16th December starting back on Monday 4th January as Eve is having knee surgery. Looking forward to hearing your Christmas performances!
18th September 2015
We are extremely pleased to announce that the local legend Darren Matthews will be teaching piano for us on Tuesdays. Darren has played with many prolific local musicians and has even taught one of the music department on Call the Midwife! For more information click here.
16th August 2015
Eve will be teaching a 10 week singing course at Queen’s University of Belfast Open Learning Centre beginning in October. The course will include harmony and group singing and vocal health and relaxation exercises. It’s for anyone who loves to sing for self expression. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. To view the course details and make a booking see the Queen’s Open Learning prospectus here.
15th August 2015
Eve will be teaching a CATS accredited 10 week Songwriting Course at the Queen’s University of Belfast Open Learning Centre beginning on Tuesday 13th October 2015 at 7pm. Early booking is rrecommended as places are limited. It’s now available to book here.
27th July 2015
The programme is now out for our Songwriting Weekend on 8th and 9th August. The booking form is on this page but hurry as places are now limited!
9th July 2015
We will be hosting a Songwriting Weekend at Augustaville, Princetown Road, Bangor on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 10.30 am- 4pm. This is your chance to work on the craft of songwriting with a published songwriter and A&R consultant named One to Watch by Nashville Songwriters Association International twice in a truly beautiful location. Over the two days we will look at:
- Crafting lyrics
- Writing memorable melodies and hooks
- Making Money from Your Music
- Marketing Your Music
Each participant will receive individual mentoring.
“I think that anyone that’s serious about taking music seriously should consider doing Eve williams music course. She is very friendly and knowledgeable and there are many things that most people do not know about how to take your music to the next level, be that level getting played on the radio or getting better exposure or just simply writing better songs… Eve Williams is a one stop shop for any musician wanting to take their music seriously or any musician that simply wants to be better at their craft. I have noticed a great improvement in my own craft since taking the course and I look forward to taking my music to the next level.” Patrick McFerran
Numbers are strictly limited to 10 so early booking is advisable.
The cost for the weekend is £55.
To register for the weekend just use the form below.
11th June 2015
The songwriting course members are now recording their end of course songs. Here is a great one by Patrick McFerran.
15th May 2015
Eve is thrilled to have been named ‘one to watch’ by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the professional body for songwriters. Nashville writers write across all genres, not just country and are responsible for creating many chart hits. Ones to watch are described by NSAI as ‘writers … being recognized by our evaluators as writers who are on the rise! These members have gotten the attention of our evaluators for their unique and promising writing skills. Keep an eye on these folks… they just keep getting better!
6th May 2015
Want to sing the hits? Write your first song? Been singing and want to get yourself out there? Eve is offering free consultations on Monday 18th May to anyone who is interested in having singing lessons, starting songwriting lessons or discussing their career progression within the music industry. You can book an appointment slot by clicking here. It is possible to attend the Bangor Studio or to have your consultation via Skype by adding evewilliamsmusic to your contacts.
5th May 2015
Eve will be running songwriting workshops completely free as part of this year’s Sea Bangor Festival on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. The workshops will take place in the Creativity Tent on Quay Street and you can call in between 10 am-6 pm on Saturday or 12 pm and 6 pm on Sunday. Call in and get creative, or even just pop in for a chat about music.
16th April 2015
The North Down Spectator printed an article about the Songwriting Course today. An extra course has been added this year beginning on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm. For further enquiries or to enroll email firstname.lastname@example.org .
11th April 2015
Eve has just completed the Nashville Songwriters Association International Certification Program which covers many aspects of the music business, including copyright, royalties, publishing and recording contracts, performance and cowriting.
31st March 2015
Due to the number of enquiries asking if it is possible to study by Skype you can now book singing and songwriting lessons long distance via PayPal. The Skype address is evewilliamsmusic . Skype lessons cost the same as in person lessons. You can book 4 half hour/ 2 one hour lessons either in person or via Skype below:
28th March 2015
Enter the Facebook contest to win a course of 2 hour long singing lessons plus a demo recording of your chosen song here.
9th February 2015
Date of the Next Songwriting Course
The next songwriting course will begin on Wednesday 18th March in the historic Grade II Augustaville in Bangor. For more information about the course click here.
13th January 2015
We’re nearly halfway through this long, cold month! At the moment students are getting ready for exams, open mics and recordings. Spaces are now available on a Friday for the first time. For more information email Eve here.
Eve is also in the process of writing a new album. Here is a very exclusive preview of one of the songs.