May 6, 2018

There are so many different opinions when it comes to practice time.  If I practice more, I should get better…right?  Wrong!  This entire myth of spending thousands of hours will get you to become efficient at your instrument is just not true…well, not entirely true....

April 30, 2018

My music career has allowed me to have such a flexible schedule with my hobbies.  My main hobby is martial arts.  In fact, it is more than just a hobby.  It has been a part of my life since I was five-years-old, even before I was interested in playing music!  Since the...

April 22, 2018

When I went to college, I really thought I wanted to teach in the public school system.  As I was going through college, I became more aware of the hardships that music teachers have to go through, and I decided not to go that route with my degree.  I decided to take m...

April 15, 2018

Believe it or not, I have only had two jobs - event staff at my high school, which was a student-worker job, and being a musician.  Both my brother and I took the student-worker job because it got us so many perks in school like getting out of class, running events, an...

April 8, 2018

Do you need recording done for your musical theater project, original EP, or track you’ve always wanted to lay down?  Well, my home recording studio is set up for tracking high-quality works.  I offer extremely affordable hourly rates and mixing fees with a very fast t...

April 1, 2018

Skype lessons can be pretty intimidating to people who want to study music, but can’t physically be in my studio.  Understandably, the tradition is to have an in-person lesson at the teacher’s home studio.  People often think of certain issues - “Can you see me?” “How...

March 25, 2018

From one of my last blogs, I spoke about tone, and how important it is to sound like those great guitarists.  In my opinion, 85% of your tone comes from your fingers.  As a result, how you use vibrato can make you a great guitarist or just a good guitarist.  As musicia...

March 18, 2018

For me, it is really aggravating to hear things from so many different people, friends, and colleagues about how Bruno is “stealing” from black artists and music that has originations with African-American people.  Since when did music of any kind become exclusive to o...

March 11, 2018

Have you ever wondered why that solo just does not sound right? Maybe why that “Stairway to Heaven” or “Purple Haze” solo just does not sound like the recording? While it could be a combination of your setup with your rig and pedalboard, it is most likely from how your...

February 20, 2018

No matter what style the band, how big or how small, music directing can come with many challenges, but is very rewarding.  As a music director, some responsibilities will include arranging tunes, writing out lead sheets, running rehearsals, communicating with the band...

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