The Role of Parenting in Music

Parenting an aspiring musical artist can be both exciting and challenging. As a parent, you want to encourage your child to follow their dreams and pursue their passion for music. However, you also need to avoid becoming a “stage parent” who pushes their child too hard and takes the joy out of the experience. Here […]

John Mayer at The Forum

One day, you’ll get the opportunity to see one of your favorite artists perform live in front of you. For me, it was September 13th when I got to see John Mayer perform at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Seeing John Mayer live is definitely an experience I’ll never forget, but for reasons other than […]

How To Make Sure An Album Get DONE

“Working on an album” and getting an album done are two completely different things. Remember when Greg was telling you about the new album he was working on? When was that again… 2008? Where’s that album at? Greg is such a liar. There are more Gregs than you want to admit, too. Gregs are always […]

Free 30 Minute Music Lesson for Beginners – Certain Spark Music

Free 30 Minute Lesson Here at Certain Sparks Music, we’ve been offering a FREE 30 minute lessons to prospective students for more than a decade. It’s always enjoyable to watch someone try out a new instrument for the first time & become aware, in real-time, of the world of musical possibilities that lie ahead! Why? […]

My Top 5 Music Documentaries

The music documentary has become a genre in itself – an often stark portrayal of a struggling band trying to work together is, at once, entertaining and heartbreaking. You come to realize that a group of people working together on anything for long enough can become like a troubled marriage, giving up on proper communication […]