Category Archives: Lessons

5 Secrets to Developing a Highly Successful Career in the Music Industry

Lessons  Music

What do you think successful musicians do to achieve success in their music careers? Surely, not all great musicians accomplish the same goals, but every one of them has taken the same fundamental steps to grow long-lasting careers. Next are … »

Music Discounts from My Music Friends this Labor Day Weekend!

Deals  Gear  Lessons

I hope everyone has a relaxing Labor Day Weekend planned. I work with the musician friendly companies below and they are all offering some pretty cool discounts this weekend. »

How to Prep for your Time in the Studio

Lessons  Resources

Between Rich and I we have seen just about everything you could imagine go on in the studio and we have managed to accumulate a little bit of wisdom about how to streamline the process and kept things running smoothly. »

A Tale of Two Private Lesson Music Teachers

Lessons  Uncategorized

Music Teacher’s Helper is one of the best music teacher resources over the past 10 years. CLICK HERE to try out free for 30 days – no credit card required. Following this link will also give you 20% OFF if you find that Music Teacher’s Helper is for you »

The Critic Stumbles

Lessons

Have you noticed just how often the critics disagree with one another? And how often they’re just wrong? »

COVENHOVEN. JOEL VAN HORNE TALKS ABOUT GOING IT ALONE

Lessons  Music

At this point, I have no idea exactly how many hours I have spent tracking, but a safe estimate would be around 10 hours per song, so over 100 hours would have been spent in the studio »

Learning to Work with a Producer

Lessons

A good producer is someone that can understand what your music can be and bring it to a listener with the help fresh ears. Having a producer take direction of a session has helped me step outside a song I have played for a long time. »

Making a Music Video: Back to Life

Lessons  Music

I wanted something quirky and funny that people would hopefully re-post and watch again.  All in all, the making of the video took about 3 months, and my greatest asset in getting it done was a group of very-willing, super-productive, and incredibly creative and talented people. »

Top 10 Brand Building Secrets

Lessons  Marketing

It’s a process that starts with unearthing who you are, committing fully to it, boldly – even outrageously – sticking your neck out, and running all the way to the finish line with it. »

How To Take Your Music Career To The Next Level With A Mentor

Lessons

Would you like to become a successful professional musician who works full time in the music industry? The truth is, starting a career in music and earning a good living doing it is a very attainable goal. »