A Tribute To The Mothers of The Stars

Did you know that Elvis was discovered when he randomly walked into the Sun Records building to record a song as a gift for his mother? Maybe you did. But did you know that he was just trying to make up for the terrible birdcage he made her out of popsicle sticks before that? “What […]

How To Sequence An Album

So you’ve got a batch of songs recorded now, and it’s time to sequence them. For the sake of explanation, I’m going to make up the details, since I don’t know who you are. Use your imagination to substitute your real details for my fake placeholder ones. Your record is called Temple of the Monkey […]

Face-to-Face Lessons

We are often asked the best way to learn a new instrument – an instructional book? Youtube tutorials? Trial and error? They’re all acceptable methods, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. In full disclosure, we have a small dog in this fight (though he’s a friendly dog). As music teachers ourselves, you’re probably […]

Fostering A Musical Environment

As teachers, we see new students all the time, from various backgrounds, upbringings, and households. As fathers, brothers, uncles, and former children ourselves, we can appreciate how difficult of a task that raising a child is. Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re doing right, and what is causing irreparable harm. As music teachers, of […]

Songwriting Tip: Creative Nutrition

One of the lessons that takes songwriters a while to learn is an extension of the old adage, ‘You are what you eat’. It’s very important to remember that everything you put in your body is either serving you or aiding in your destruction, to varying extents. Maybe this is a little heavy for a […]