Master of Your Own Destiny

I was watching a Youtube video the other night while I was in and out of Netflix. The video was about setting goals for practicing the ukulele. I almost turned it off thinking, here we go again with another motivational

Music is My Happy Place

Nothing makes a musician happier than to play their instrument. Non-musicians can relate to this in some way when they listen to music.

Music has a way to take you to another place. It's an escape from the hustle and…

What is a Good Age to Learn an Instrument?

Learning music is fun. I’ve seen people of all ages take up a new instrument. A frequent question that comes up is does age matter. On one hand you’re never too old to learn something new, but what about the…

How to Get More Involved in Your Children’s Music Lessons

Learning a musical instrument is a great after-school activity. It enhances memory and is a great creative outlet. It is wonderful to see parents get involved in their childrens' music education.

Sometimes parents will jump right in on day one…

American Idol and the DIY Musician

Musicians are always looking for new and better outlets to reach more fans. It can be tough. Once we find what works and what doesn’t can help a great deal. 

By far the most common question I hear from aspiring…

Don't Grow Up Too Fast

Parents tell us don’t grow up too fast. My niece, Brooklyn, is also growing up fast. She loves to play my instruments, and also knows where I keep the microphones and cables so she can sing. Brook has helped…

The Honeymoon Phase of a Musician

Viva, Las Vegas. One of the most iconic honeymoon destinations in America. And the only place I know where you can get married, honeymoon, and get a divorce over the span of a weekend. 

Over the years, some musicians aspire…

Never Give Up On What You Love

I was watching the movie “Forrest Gump” and if you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. It resonates on so many different levels. Sure it has it’s iconic catch phrases such as “life is like a box of chocolates” and…

Past and Future: How Music Moves Us

In the best of times or the worst of times, music has influenced our culture. Music can impact new trends or be a conduit to send a positive message to society in times of disunity.

In the 1950's a new…

How To Thrive in the Music Industry

At some point in our life many of us envision being famous. We see ourselves as a famous athlete, a famous musician, and so on. There’s someone we look up to and say, “I want to be like him or…

Always Remember Who You Are

When I was a child I knew a man named Mr. Reagan. He was a World War II veteran. A grandfatherly type, happy to pass on his wisdom. He shopped at my family’s health food store since I can remember…