piano lessons, tutorials in TEXAS

Oh.. I have been through piano lessons here at Texas for 2 months now and I can really recommend the <a href=>piano teacher...

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You're right, but when a musician gets rich he/she forgets all of that and says, "You're going to pay me $50,000 to stand there with a microphone and ...

05/17/2007, by 0 replies
  music should not be an industry!

damn this music industry! music is a force that flows through everyone and unites everyone, a pox upon anyone who would dilute this pure spirit into a 4 mi...

05/15/2007, by 0 replies
  Advice for getting piano gigs in nightlcubs/bars/etc?

Hello all, im a young pianist (16) and have been playing piano for 6 years now in that time getting grade 8 Classical and grade 5 Jazz... I'd lo...

02/28/2007, by 0 replies
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Excellent post Scot.

11/26/2005, by 0 replies
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Jenny: the recipe for success in life is following your dream and doing what you love. If you really really enjoy jazz piano, then you'll find that the...

11/21/2005, by 0 replies
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Regarding working in education, there appears to be an encouraging interest from students to learn music technology. Jut a thought for an approach to teac...

10/26/2005, by 0 replies
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My best advice for any type of career is that you do what you really like. It would suck to be a slave to any occupation. I have been exceedingly fortunate...

10/24/2005, by 0 replies
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I certainly wouldn't dismiss teaching, when you get older & discover you're not famous after all (best wishes though) you'll wish you had done ...

10/24/2005, by 0 replies

I'm only 15 (nearly 16), but I'm at that stage where I need to think about what I'm going to do for the rest of my life. And I feel that my calling...

10/22/2005, by 0 replies
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networking is absolutely key. Just look at the extreme example of Ashley Simpson who got a record contract 100% because of who her sister and father are in...

02/25/2005, by 0 replies
  Old message # 10856

It's nice to read about the path people like that took to get where they are. It also underlines something very important- it's not how good you are, it...

01/31/2005, by 0 replies
  Jonathan Wolff - TV Composer

Here's an interesting interview of Jonathan Wolff who composes music for TV shows - Seinfeld, Will And Grace and many more. He is very frank and honest abo...

01/31/2005, by 0 replies
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Having your stuff on a website is a way of marketing that has never been around before. Take advantage of it and advertise it once you have some stuff up.

01/13/2005, by 0 replies
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Ryan, thanks also for your comments. You and scot both had a lot of good advice (if SMG is lurking around, it sounds as he may have some good insight ...

01/12/2005, by 0 replies
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Hey JBL, Just thought I'd put in my "two cents." Like Scot says, the pop market is really where the money is, so if you can write tunes, by a...

01/10/2005, by 0 replies
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Scot, thanks for the reply. I hadn't really considered soundtrack scoring before. From your experience, how competetive is that industry? I don't have a...

01/10/2005, by 0 replies
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There's a lot of money to be made in writing tunes for pop music, country music, etc. Nashville is full of writers who write tunes for many of the names i...

01/09/2005, by 0 replies

Is there any money in amateur composing? I don't plan (or desire) to quit my dayjob, nor does it fail to provide financially. But, I do some comp...

01/05/2005, by 0 replies
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Yep, getting it in writing is very important unless of course the situation is friendly one or something. I re-learned that lesson last holiday season ...

11/06/2004, by 0 replies
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