Talent, Behaving Badly

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The talk of the week on the internet sure seems to be the performance by Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. There is a fine line between pushing buttons artistically and intelligently and then just becoming irreverent to your audience. I … Continue reading

Who Needs Instrumental Lessons? by Melissa Baden

We’ve already told you why voice lessons are important, so what about instrumental lessons? You won’t get by without these either! I won’t say that instrumental lessons are more important than vocal lessons, but I will say that it is … Continue reading

Four Things You Can Do For A Better Performance

  There is a popular slogan that states, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” As artists and performers, we can easily use this motto to our advantage. When you become tense with anxiety and apprehension before a performance, remember to keep … Continue reading

NEWS From The Talent Notes

Greetings, from The Talent Notes! First, a word just to thank you for reading, and to let you know that there have been quite a few changes here lately, so we decided to let you know what’s going on AND … Continue reading

Austin Moeller: Young Author

  Austin Moeller is a seventeen year old author who just released a book on Amazon. He’s received a lot of attention for his book, including a rather glowing endorsement from screen writer Jerry Eeten (Identity Thief). Here’s what Jerry … Continue reading

Five Tips To Help You Deal With Stage Fright, by Caroline Meisner

  Nervousness is a natural feeling that we share as humans, a feeling brought out by the anticipation of stepping into the bright lights. We all get those butterflies in the pit of our stomachs before we perform. A wise … Continue reading

Jacob Chmara: Saxophonist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission … Continue reading

I Already Know How To Sing, Why Do I Need Lessons? by Melissa Baden

As a vocal instructor, I highly advocate finding a qualified instructor and studying with them! You may think I am biased, but consider this: When I first decided I wanted to pursue music, I was advised by every musician I … Continue reading

Jaclyn Hicks: Songwriter/Composer

Jaclyn Hicks is a self-described musician, singer/songwriter and composer. She fronts the group Ironwood, and just released her debut solo EP of her own piano compositions.  Her website describes it best; “After years of writing solo piano pieces inspired by … Continue reading