Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part II. The Inception of a Good Idea.

Now that you’ve taken a little time for self-exploration, the challenge becomes this: What makes an idea a good one? As humans, it’s in our DNA to muse about ways to make the world a better place. Some of us are even driven to take the step towards developing that idea into a new ensemble,Continue reading “Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part II. The Inception of a Good Idea.”

Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part I. Start with You

One of the most common questions I get as I mentor artists is how to successfully launch a new ensemble, socially relevant organization, or business. Today, I’m launching a series of “how to” posts designed to help you create and develop your great ideas. These posts will give you the tools to bring your greatContinue reading “Launching a new ensemble, organization, or business? Read this, Part I. Start with You”

Long Tail Sessions, Vol. III–September 27, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the Long Tail Sessions. Today’s mix includes some of my favorite pieces, including¬†First Impressions, which I performed with my sister a few years ago. Also included is a piece by Colin Hay from Men At Work who is one of my favorite singer-songwriters alive today. Finally, for some reason,Continue reading “Long Tail Sessions, Vol. III–September 27, 2017”

Strategies to help Artists take some time for themselves.

As many of you know, I’ve been doing a bit of writing lately in an attempt to help all of you find balance between work and being able to take a breath and enjoy life. Yesterday, I read this amazing post by¬†Eric Perry. The post, titled “How to have healthy alone time,” discusses the valueContinue reading “Strategies to help Artists take some time for themselves.”

Climbing the Ladder: Majoring in Music As A Pathway To College and Upward Mobility.

A couple of weeks ago, I published this post, which encourages applied university teachers to broaden the definition of success for their students. It is our responsibility to redefine success for all of our students at the earliest age. If you are part of a middle or high school based music program, an El SistemaContinue reading “Climbing the Ladder: Majoring in Music As A Pathway To College and Upward Mobility.”