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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!...

The First Questions for Career Creatives

Want to make a full-time career out of your music, art or other creative interests? Part of my reason for blogging is to encourage you to do so, and show you how! But first, let me try to talk you out of it. Before stepping out on that long, difficult road, seriously...

Top 4 Internet Tips for Musicians

As musicians and citizens of this Digital Age, we all know that the World Wide Web can be a valuable resource and tool. But that web is endless. It’s so easy to get completely lost in the number of music webpages vying for our attention, waste time on the wrong...