Workshops and Private Tuition
Over the years Ciaran has developed some invaluable workshops designed to help artists reach their fullest potential. The workshops are focused on developing vocal and performance technique and on getting a firm understanding of the business side of being a performer.
These workshops are available by appointment through this site Intensive Vocal Workshop for Solo Vocalists, Bands and Singer- Songwriters
However well you play your instrument(s) and whatever your musical style and overall sound, a song stands or falls on how it is sung and performed. Designed for bands, singer-songwriters and solo vocalists working in all styles, this workshop, which can be arranged on demand, offers three hours of intensive tuition in vocal development, preparation and stagecraft that will take your singing and performance to a whole new level. Your workshop – individually tailored to your needs – can include any of the following elements:
Private, partner, group and intensive voice lessons, at all levels, from beginner to advanced, are also available
THE BUSINESS OF PERFORMANCE
Whether you are in an amateur choir seeking to fill a small hall, an instrumentalist looking for freelance work, a singer-songwriter hoping to produce your own CD or simply curious as to how to pursue a career in music, a sound understanding of the business of performance is an absolute necessity for any 21st-century musician. Not only will knowledge of the music business save you an enormous amount of time and money, but it will allow you to focus more readily on what’s important – the music itself.
This invaluable one-day workshop, taught by a musician, producer and agent with nearly two decades’ worth of experience, is intended for both amateur and professional musicians and singers, working in all music genres and styles, and covers such areas as:
• Understanding your product
• Identifying your audience and market
• The importance of promotional material
• Maximising marketing and publicity
• Using the web
• Money management - budgeting, theatre deals, record deals,management and agents
• How and where to sell (to agents, promoters, corporates)
• Merchandising (point of sale, on-line, physical distribution)