What will 2021 bring? I have no idea and I'm out of the prediction business because I thought that 2020 was going to be a spectacular year for me personally, musically and financially and we know how that turned out.
Most years my December playing calendar is full. I have opportunities to play with some amazing people all around Indiana, Illinois, and beyond. The great gigs are what can help get me through the sometimes slower months of January and February. Of course, this year is different.
What are we to do? How can we go from playing rehearsals or concerts 4-5 times per week to playing nothing? How will we keep our chops up and running? And WHY should we keep our chops up and running if there are no gigs on the horizon?
A full indoor wedding gig during COVID...a bad decision. It is hard to know where to start when discussing the *new* freelancing situation many of my musical colleagues and I find ourselves. We have been put in a near impossible position to choose between our financial livelihood and our health and well-being. I realize that... Continue Reading →
Thank you for watching and following along with my video for the Carmel Symphony Summer Music Camp. I mentioned some scale, arpeggio and scale pattern sheets for you and here they are! You can download them, print them and when watching the video, follow the music and play along as I play it! I've included... Continue Reading →
I am now fully set-up to teach virtually from my home studio. I have spent the past month or so making sure the technology on my end all looked and sounded great. Now that things are cooking along, the only thing I need is to fill my schedule with students. If you, or someone you... Continue Reading →
I sat down to write this blog around April 10th, now it is April 20th. Where did the time go? I wanted to write a blog post a week about this new paradigm in my freelance career, yet I can hardly seem to find the time to do it! Where does the time go? I... Continue Reading →
Here is a new scale sheet that we can work on during our 'Forced Vacation'! ii-V-I is so much fun!!! ii V I scales - SCORE
What are some of the coping mechanisms you are using to stay focused, sane, and most importantly happy and connected to others?
Let's Skype sometime soon!!