Song Spotlight is your all-access pass into the art of songwriting. We bring intimate live performances and fascinating musical insight straight from the artist to you, musician-to-musician. In this episode, we sat down with Billboard No.1 hit-writers, David Garcia and Josh Miller. The guys took … Read more about Meant to Be – Song Spotlight Interview with David Garcia and Josh Miller
Festivals, farmers' markets, garden parties, weddings and sporting events, whether you're playing under the hot sun or a hazy moon, summertime is prime for outdoor gigs. Unlike the more temperate (climate controlled) indoor venues, there are additional considerations to keep both your body and … Read more about Tips to Keep You Cool While Playing Hot Summer Gigs
What do you really need to do when you're auditioning for that choir, small ensemble, choral competition or festival? We've asked several of our choral director friends at the top of their game to tell us what they look and listen for. They've graciously shared their wisdom with us so that we can … Read more about Choral Audition Tips from 6 Stand-Out Choir Conductors!
We've all been there, the dreaded proverbial "wall." It's most commonly identified as a point in which, no matter how much you practice, you don't feel that you're advancing as a musician. These practice plateaus can (at best) be incredibly frustrating, and (at worst) cause you to believe you've … Read more about Tips to Bust Through Progress Walls and Practice Plateaus
Are you a budding musician just starting to learn to read music? Maybe you have plenty of experience playing interpretively, but want to get a better handle on musical technique and hone your timing and synchronization. Either way, learning to properly count music is a skill that you'll find helpful … Read more about How to Count Music: Be Rhythm Ready with These Basic Tips
A new school year/term is quickly approaching, and that means audition time for many of us! Whether you're hoping to join a particular ensemble, secure a soloist position or land a first chair spot, we're sharing three of our best audition tips for musicians. You've chosen the perfect piece, … Read more about Accomplish Your Musical Goals With Our Top Audition Tips
Why do we practice? Sometimes it's fun to pick up or sit down to your instrument and just play around, but that's not really practicing. Practice, by definition, is a repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency. We as musicians are continuously … Read more about Maximize Your Time with These Practice Tips