Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett – Heart of Art Finalist

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Daniel Lir & Bayou Bennett — Husband and Wife Director Team *SCROLL DOWN TO VOTE* Meet Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett. They are a husband and wife director team who own Dolce Films, at Dolcefilms.com. Daniel and Bayou dedicate themselves to furthering … Continue reading

Bob Devin Jones – Heart of Art Finalist

  Bob Devin Jones *SCROLL DOWN TO VOTE*  Bob Devin Jones has been working hard since 2002 to make Saint Petersburg, Florida a brighter place for the arts as co-founder and Artistic Director of the Studio@620. With his artistic eye … Continue reading

Musician Chris Nathan Talks With The Talent Notes

CHRIS NATHAN With influences from artists like Dave Matthews Band, John Legend, Sam Cooke, Anthony Hamilton, Richie Havens and Jason Mraz, Chris really spells diversity. Coming off his debut album “Words” and follow up live acoustic album “So’fully Yours” Chris … Continue reading

Perception and The Artist: A Discussion with Music Producer Simone Sello

  Simone Sello is an Italian born music producer, who currently resides in Los Angeles.  In addition to producing, he is also a guitarist, songwriter, and music journalist.  He is best known for his work with the Sanremo Festival Orchestra, … 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

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

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

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

Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can’t, Teach

When I started college, I had a decision to make. I knew that I loved music, it was my life. But I had to decide if I wanted to be an education major, or a performance major.  In other words, … Continue reading