Four Things You Can Do For A Better Performance

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  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

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

Book Review: Unthink by Erik Wahl

Where would talent be without creativity? The two work hand in hand, and to me, are inseparable. For that reason, when I heard about this book, I had to investigate further. I am a strong believer in getting outside the … Continue reading

What Is An Open Call?

  Everyone has a pretty good idea of what an audition is, however, there are different types of auditions, and some of these may not be familiar to everyone. So when an audition is labeled an “open call,” what exactly … 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

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

Cody Carson: Set It Off

Cody Carson is the front man/vocalist for the group, Set It Off. As of this writing, he is about to leave for Japan for one week for the Beyond the Blue Tour, then fly back, and the next day play three shows in a row with the band, … Continue reading

Lance Abair: How To Play Madison Square Garden

If you want to improve your on stage performance, this information is for you! Today’s post is an interview with my good friend, Lance Abair. Lance is quite the musician in his own right, however, he also happens to be … Continue reading