Pet Peeves of a Stage Mom

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Want to be the worst stage parent ever? Sometimes I think people do! I’ve seen some pretty bad behavior by adults who have children in the entertainment business. Wouldn’t you think that modeling behavior is something that the adults should … Continue reading

Tips For Finding A Quality Private Music Instructor, by Melissa Baden

So you’ve decided to take private lessons–good for you! We’ve already discussed why private lessons are a great idea for any musician, regardless of your commitment level. Now that you’ve decided to enroll, you’re probably overwhelmed with options. There are … Continue reading

Talent, Behaving Badly

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

The National YoungArts Foundation

If you are a talented youth between the ages 15-18, or in grades 10-12, this post is for you! I’d like to bring the National YoungArts Foundation to your attention. According to its own website, The National YoungArts Foundation “is … Continue reading

How To Get Started At Most Anything

Are you a professional procrastinator? Many of us are. I haven’t had much of a problem with procrastination, as I have always considered it a challenge to see how quickly I could get things done. Honestly, I just found it stressful … Continue reading

Josie Batorski: Studio Teacher

  TTN:  Josie, is there a difference between a set tutor and a studio teacher? JOSIE:  A studio teacher is different from a set tutor.   There are many set tutors working in Canada and in the U.S. in states other … Continue reading

A Note To Parents

  I feel compelled today to say a word to parents. Parents who have talented children who are out in the world rehearsing, dancing, filming, performing, as these things don’t take place in a vacuum.  Most of the parents I … Continue reading

Interview With A Showbiz Mom: Lisa Shires

Today’s blog post is a glimpse into the life of a showbiz mom. Lisa Shires currently resides in Los Angeles and has three boys, all three of which have been in show business. Her children have been involved in projects … Continue reading