4 Lessons From Tom Waits on Finding Your Voice
Good grief. As a songwriter, it’s scary to explore huge concepts like “finding your voice” in public on a stage, especially with the permanence of audio recordings and the internet.
I'm a total scaredy-cat masquerading as an anal…
On Running a Business: Why I Abandoned a Tuition Payment Plan Forever
I abandoned accepting regular monthly payments from my music students. I had all of them sending me a medium-sized check once each month for my tuition payment plan. Super simple concept, right?
Well, not really. There was a lot of emailing, texting and calling about scheduling and collecting payment. It seemed like I had a part-time job as bill collector. Yuck.
As teachers, we ask our students to practice (hopefully daily) so the notion of external and internal motivators should be a familiar…
I Burned My Journals.
Over the years...
I’ve adopted the daily practice of expressing myself.
It simply sustains.
It started as innocently as my 13-year-old self, with a daily “Dear Diary.”
I tore through blank notebooks and journals like a hungry omnivore at a Korean BBQ restaurant.
Alongside this teenage daily writing, I also practiced music daily.
When my proficiency began to allow it...
...this expression became the outlet for that which I was not allowed to say out loud.
There were opinions, …