Benefits Of Practicing Outdoors

Hi everyone. Are you like me and just tired of practicing indoors? Do you feel like you need a change of pace because the “oompf” factor is gone? Well, I wanted to spice things up. What did I find? Here are some important benefits of practicing outdoors. Fresh air. There really is no explanation needed …

Happy July 4th 2018!

Hi everyone! I am taking a short moment to wish everyone a safe and festive Independence Day – otherwise known as Happy July 4th 2018! Take some time to listen to your favorite patriotic tune or watch the favorite classic movie starring James Cagney. Yankee Doodle Dandy! It’s the life history of George M. Cohan …

Musicians: Know Your Paperwork

Hi everyone. I recently experienced an event during a performance gig that I believe is worthy of sharing with other performing artists. Musicians: Know your paperwork. First: In order to protect yourself, you must understand the paperwork you sign, agreements you enter into, and other pertinent business endeavors. Failing to do so can result in …

Four Powerful Reasons To Practice

Hi everyone. Some of you have been contacting me wondering the importance of regular practicing. There are many to consider. Below are four reasons to practice your musical instrument. Keep embouchure fit. This applies to wind instrument players. Practicing regularly will keep your mouth/facial muscles in shape and/or taut. This will lower your airiness sound …

How To Provide Musical Inspiration

Hi everyone. Being a musician offers many perks. One of the most rewarding is experiencing the reactions of others. We all know that music is the tool. Read below to find ways on how to provide musical inspiration. Keep your skills current. This goes without saying, but can be easily forgotten. The better your techinical …

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Hi everyone. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No matter what your belief system, be sure to enjoy the festivities. Music plays an important part of everyday life, especially the year-end holiday season. Whether it be spiritual-related or fun-oriented, be sure to take the time to marvel in the magic …

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy this special, festive day of sharing everything from food to friendship. Remember to make music a key feature of your day. Your mind, soul, and body will thank you! Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my site. I am grateful for each and every one of you. …

Just A Common Soldier Poem

Hi everyone. It’s important to remember how much our military veterans sacrifice for our freedoms. Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and a variety of other tribute days are upcoming. I believe it is worth sharing a timely poem titled “Just A Common Soldier”. It is written by A. Lawrence Vaincourt. I am sharing this as a …

Why Play Classical Music?

Hi everyone. Some of you have been contacting me asking why classical music is even necessary. Since my musical background began with playing this genre, I thought it appropriate to discuss why playing this centuries-old genre is important. So, here goes… Improves Focus Musicians must stay focused when playing classical music. With all the factors …

Memorable Tom Petty Quotes To Pay Tribute

Hi everyone. As many of you are, I am heartbroken by the death of Tom Petty. He has always been one of my favorites, both music-wise and personality-wise. He was a man of principles, who stood up to the music industry. I believe it is appropriate to share some Tom Petty quotes to pay tribute. …