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2 Keys To Writing In Your Own Voice

Today I bring you another guest post- this time one I wrote for Thought Wrestling.com, a fantastic site that offers tons of killer content to those of us in creative careers. CLICK HERE to read 2 Keys To Writing In Your Own Voice Writing, where I relate a lesson...

How To Be The Next Starbucks

Like ’em or not, Starbucks has one of the most integral ingredients a successful brand requires . . . consistency. When you scrunch up your nose, put on your best snob face and order that iced single Venti, 7-pump peppermint, caramel Sauce top AND bottom, light...

I’m Not A Drum Teacher

This may come as somewhat of a shock. I have little desire (nor intent, for that matter) to teach anyone how to play drums. It’s true. What I really do want (and constantly strive) to teach my students is how they can teach themselves. How they can eventually...

Karate-chop Your Music and Your Life!

World touring keyboardist and music career consultant, Steve Nixon, recently asked me to write a guest post for his blog. He’s performed with a Who’s Who of stellar artists, including Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor! I’m honored to be...

3 FREE must-have eBooks for Musicians

This week, I wanted to pass along three fantastic [and completely FREE!] eBooks that I have found to be valuable sources for anyone pursuing a career in the music industry. Without further adieu . . . The New Rockstar Philosophy (140 pages) Chock-full of concrete...

Do It: Make Yourself Known

Right around the same time every spring, I get approached by at least one or two college percussionists, asking for a few minutes of my time. I’ve come to believe that they must be completing an end-of-the-year assignment given to them in some sort of Music Business...

Ups, Downs and Pushing Buttons

Ups and downs. We all have ‘em. And for creative types, it’s not at all uncommon to be emotionally affected by the public’s response to our work. You’re flying high off the mad success of your previous CD sales and the reviews that came with it. Suddenly, the...

How Long Until I’m Good?

Last week I talked about one of the most common questions I’m asked as a drum instructor, “How long does he/she (or, do I) need to take lessons?” Today, I wanted to tackle another similar question I often get. Like the first, this one also relates to many endeavors in...

Never. Stop. Learning.

I’m currently in the Atlanta airport, en route to Puerto Rico. This is the third annual trip I’ve made to the island, to attend La Fiesta de Santiago Apostol in the town of Loiza, and to learn more about the traditional percussion rhythms of Bomba and Plena. Before I...

Dressing the Part

We’ve all heard the timeless advice “dress for success.” And most of us probably agree on the importance of wearing the appropriate attire for a given job. Well, in my line of work, ‘dressing the part’ could mean just about ANYTHING!...