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The Importance of a Great Teacher

Published: June 25, 2020

The Importance of a Great Teacher
I share this post with you, my fellow musicians, as well as all human beings out there who wish to have a great Teacher. I’ve had the privilege of being blessed by knowing a positively impactful one.  Today, I got one of those calls that nobody wants to get. My drum teacher and friend of […]

If Not Now, When?

Published: June 18, 2020

If Not Now, When?
This post is specifically for musicians who’d love to come work overseas, dreaming of traveling to Asia, the UAE, China, or elsewhere. But dreaming won’t get you a gig. You’re “sitting on the fence” mulling over the pros and cons and it’s totally understandable. Let me tell you a story: In 1995 or 1996, I attended a […]

Capture The Mood of The Song

Published: June 3, 2020

Capture The Mood of The Song
Have you ever walked into a venue and seen performers that seemed to be in a trance as they were feeling every note and meant every word as they were singing?   Unfortunately, many singers have the habit of simply learning lyrics and melodies and when they perform their material, they don’t blend the two. This […]

If You Are A Working Musician, You Are Blessed

Published: February 5, 2020

If You Are A Working Musician, You Are Blessed
I was on my morning walk near the Apple store in Hangzhou, China when I was struck by a thought.  Not the thought about how much I love Apple products and how excited I am about getting an iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the thought of how lucky we are as Musicians.  Imagine; you’re working […]

Musicians Wanted: It’s time to get a gig, for real!

Published: April 10, 2019

Musicians Wanted: It’s time to get a gig, for real!
Haven’t you always wanted a full time job performing live music overseas and getting paid for it? el-live Productions takes care of every aspect of your journey from travel to accommodations.