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Looking to realize your dream as a music artist?
Artists Never Stop Studying
Watchfire Music University Offers Professional Online Classes for the Dedicated Musician.
Study courses in all aspects of music and music production with master teacher, Peter Link. We offer one on one intermediate and master classes. Scholarships available.
Classes are private, one on one instruction, but some may evolve into group study if applicable. — though we keep them small and personal. Classes are taught online via Zoom video conferencing.
Most classes can accommodate your busy schedule, however, once scheduled, regularity is required. Curriculum is creatively flexible to meet your particular needs.
Courses To Study
Learn to write a hit song, a story song, songs for the theater, sacred songs, rap songs, and songs in any genre. Direction in title search, conceptualization, various song forms, chord progressions, melody expression, lyric writing. Taught by award-winning, platinum-selling songwriter.
Learn proper rhyming, scanning, song form, conceptualization, title search, color words, story telling, all the skills of the masters. Taught by Pop, Inspirational and Broadway award-winning lyricist.
This Business of Music
Learn about ASCAP and BMI, mechanical rights – Harry Fox, writer’s royalties, publishing splits, copyrighting, promoting your work, marketing your product, the value of mastering, how to run your own successful business when a record deal seems impossible, how to make a living in this day’s music world.
Logic Studio Pro
This is the world’s #1 software program for computer based music recording. Learn how to use this virtual recording studio to create your own masters at home. Taught by Logic user and teacher with 15 years experience.
MIDI Rhythm Section Arranging
This is often the most difficult skill to master for music arrangers and orchestrators. Learn the 5 parts of the sonic spectrum, how to make your rhythm section cook, how to set up a proper drum and bass groove, how to arrange and program guitar and keyboards into effective, yet simple grooves, how to make your band tight. Taught by pro arrangers from all genres.
Music Recording Production
Essentially, “how to produce your own music in your own home studio”– a skill more necessary than ever in this evolving world of home studio recordings. Taught by a producer/engineer with over 150 albums to his credit.
Study with an industry professional to learn a solid vocal technique, how to build your voice into a strong instrument, and how to maintain good vocal health. The goal is to help each student to gain a proficient technique in order to sing freely and expressively. As this is achieved, classes in Vocal Performance can take the student to the next level.
Not just “how to sing’, but rather, ‘how to act the song” – Meisner Technique. Just having a pretty voice is just not enough. What separates the stars from the wannabes is the ability to get inside a lyric and act the song. Find the performer within you. Taught by stage director, vocal coach and record producer with 30 years experience.
The Art of the Audition
Having trouble nailing those jobs down? Learn the art of auditioning from a seasoned teacher who has taught the auditioning classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in NYC for the past 30 years. The trick is not necessarily in how you sing or act, but how you manage the entire auditioning experience. Learn specifically why.
Build Your Own Studio
A Full Year Group Project Course – Guidance and mentorship in all aspects of creating your own home, church or business Apple Logic recording studio. Fund raising, space development and acoustics, software and hardware purchase guidance, learning engineering skills, basic business set up, facility maintenance, promotion and how to draw outside client interest and attain financial solvency.
Build Your Own Course
Most schools require that you study what they want to teach — but this course teaches you what you need to know. Work with Peter Link to design and plan a curriculum from course offerings tailored to meet your specific needs.
Class are held every two weeks. Each class runs an hour to 90 minutes depending on the subject and costs $90 per class. If you qualify for ABF Funding, that covers half the tuition of each class, so each class would then cost you $45. Payments are required within 24 hours of each class.
Help Fund Your WMU Classes Through The Albert Baker Fund!
Students can apply to have tuition supplemented through a grant provided by The Albert Baker Fund under their ABF Music Vocational Training Program. This grant, if you qualify, could pay half the tuition of a year’s online private classes for those interested and in need of financial support.
Interested in becoming a student?
Follow these easy steps:
1. Contact us to set up an interview
2. Learn more and apply
3. Become accepted
4. If you qualify, then apply for ABF Grant
5. Begin online classes