Anyone who is interested in, or has a friend, child or relative who is interested in, becoming a singer, the message of this post is meant for you. The musical scene of today would make it seem like becoming a pop star is as easy as queueing up and simply claiming your 15 minutes of fame in front of a panel of celebrity judges. While this formula works for a handful of performers out of millions of contestants each year, the fact of the matter is that most of the final contestants have a fair amount of musical training in their background. Read more
Combining comedy with music can be a tricky art. If you do it right, however, you wind up with a tune that’s both catchy and hilarious. New York teacher Jessica D. works in the comedy music genre, crafting songs that showcase both her musical chops and her sharp sense of humor. We had a chance to pick Jessica’s brain about her influences, booking gigs in New York, and some exciting projects she has coming up. Check out our exclusive interview with Jessica…
Dreaming of a career in the music industry? Whether you’re interested in recording, performing, promoting, or some other career path, it’s often all about your network – which sometimes means taking odd jobs along the way, just for the experience. Read on for Winston Salem guitar teacher Rob D.‘s story…
I would guess that most people who graduate from college with a music degree have an image in the back of their mind. They may see themselves on stage, singing in front of thousands of people. Or maybe they imagine writing that hit song that gets on the radio, or working on those hit songs in the studio with some of the world’s biggest artists.
In my case, one of these aspirations actually came true, but not nearly in the way I had imagined it would. Right after college, I moved to Los Angeles and started looking for my first job in a recording studio. Since I was one of the few people knocking on the door with a degree in music production and engineering, I had no problem landing a position at one of the major studios in Hollywood.
You’ve been practicing and taking music lessons for a while. Are you looking for your next musical challenge? Playing with other musicians is one of the quickest ways to improve, and with National Volunteer Week coming up (April 21-27, 2013), why not make a impact in your community by volunteering your talents?
Here are some ideas to get you started…
Do you think you have what it takes to be America’s next big singing sensation? With shows like The Voice, The X Factor and American Idol holding their open castings, you might be thinking about grabbing that microphone and sharing your talent with the world. As you prepare for your audition day, take some tips from expert TakeLessons certified vocal instructors to make sure that you really shine on camera! Read more
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