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A hilarious look at what happens to your press kit when you send it unsolicted….

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*Call before you send anything to a venue, bar or performance place. Speak with the talent buyer, whether it’s via email or phone so he or she can give you permission to send your material.

I’ve known bands who purchase a copy of the Musicians Atlas and, armed with a bevy of press kits and postage, send information via post to every single venue listed. Then they sit by the phone and wonder why none of the venues are calling them to book their band. They’ve entered another dimension. One where time and money spent sending press materials has dissolved into nothingness. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

An unsolicited press package is akin to  “junk mail” to talent buyers and bar owners. What happens to your junk mail? Imagine that same scene in a talent buyer’s office.

It’s really important to make contact with the venue before sending press materials…

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Fall touring season is upon us. Here are five tips to keep you healthy on the road

No car to get to music lessons? No problem! Skype is the key to learning from pro instructors in the comfort of your own home!

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Watch our Nashville instructor Khris teach a student in California.




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I’m doing the best I can and so are you….

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Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.- don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements

It’s important to realize everyone you know, from the homeless man in McDonalds to your directionless daughter to your super successful neighbor, is doing the best they can do.

You may approach this thought with doubt. “Really?” you question. “I don’t see that my (son,daughter, mother in law, friend, brother, sister, co-worker, boss, etc) is really doing their best. They’re a mess. Constantly in the midst of some sort of drama. They are not doing their best.”

Maybe their best is not YOUR best. Maybe their best is just staying above ground and vertical. Maybe their best is putting one foot in…

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Johann Sebastian Bach

We love Kristin’s take on music and giving lessons.

Small Town Music Lessons

Many composers come to mind when I think of the Baroque era in music history, the time period covering 1600-1750 AD.  But perhaps one of the most well-known and diverse of the Baroque composers is the one known as J.S. Bach.  Even now, more than 300 years after his birth, his music continues to top the charts of enthusiasts around the world.

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