Watchfire Music University

What you can expect from Watchfire Music University:

 

Professional Classes For The Dedicated Musician

Classes via Online Video Conferencing

Students Attend from Nevada, New York, California, Romania, Boston ...

Study with Master Teacher Peter Link (WFM CEO and Creative Director) and a Team of Dedicated Music Professionals

“I have learned a tremendous amount from Peter about composition and recording. And with this knowledge, along with his support over the phone, I was able to set up my own studio all by myself!” ~Rebecca Minor, Soloist, The Mother Church, Boston, MA

Classes Available

Songwriting

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.

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.

Lyric Writing

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.

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.

Voice

Study with industry professionals to learn a solid vocal technique, to build your voice into a strong instrument, and learn 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.

Vocal Performance

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..

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 50 albums to his credit. 

Acoustic Guitar

Still the preferred method of learning to play both acoustic and electric guitar. Learn new chord progressions, to read a chord chart, various finger picking techniques, flat pick strumming, finger and hand agility. Taught by guitar teacher at Berklee College of Music. Boston, MA. 

Studio Background Singing

Learn number system of instant sight-reading, ear training, the art of blending, pitch and vibrato control -- professional techniques that make this such a specialized skill. Taught by one of New York’s top studio singers and teacher at Berklee College of Music. Boston, MA.

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.

“Peter Link is your go-to person. Trust me, I've sought his advice on practically every subject the Learning Lab is offering and never went away disappointed.”~ Carol Jay, Watchfire Music Composer

These classes are private classes – one on one with the teacher, but a few may evolve into group study though kept small and personal.

Study with Watchfire Music University (WMU) and we’ll meet with you through Skype, Google Hangout or Zoom!

Most classes can be scheduled to fit your busy schedule. Once scheduled, regularity is required.

Curriculum is creatively flexible to meet your particular needs. Classes are private and affordable.

High Success Rate!

“Thank you so much for everything. I am reeeeeally starting to recognize how MUCH I've learned since I started working with you. I feel so smart.” ~Megan Neale, Songwriter and Vocalist

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