The life of a traveling musician can seem easy-going from the outside looking in. But the truth is, plenty of hard work goes into working on-the-go, securing tours, and performing them well. This is why it’s important that musicians...
As seen on Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 5 Having taught music lessons for over 12 years now, I see some reoccurring themes with my students and I find the most important one to address is "How to Practice".  It may sound...
The average woman packs nearly 60 items for a two-week vacation, but only wears one-third of those items. When you are headed on the road to perform, either alone or with other musicians, there are several things to consider when packing for...
Whether you write your own songs or just enjoy playing improvised stuff, being inspired can make a huge difference! Inspiration can come from all kinds of things including, of course – other people’s music, art, experiences, or even just...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 9 - Autumn 2019 - Ladies of Metal Many professional voice teachers will tell you in no uncertain terms that the screaming, growling, and rasping sounds of heavy metal singing will damage the...

Tips for Singers

Voice Coach ILana Martin is the founder of the Vocal Workout Singing School in New York City and has trained such high profile celebrities as Sean Garrett, P. Diddy and Dirty Money to name a few. ILana has an...
As innovative DIY artists and musicians, we are in a new revolution of creating and performing. We are continuously striving to find various and unique ways to move forward with our musical and creative goals every day. How about...
I talk to musicians all the time who want to hire a publicist or ask about doing it themselves. One thing I’ve found is that most artists don’t really understand what publicity is. One of a publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, media outlets and their public. My job is to liaise with the press. Publicists write press releases, manage campaigns and perform other public relations functions. A publicist is the one who builds and maintains relationships between the artist and members of the media. You should not expect them to book your gig or plan your tour or find you an agent or secure a record label deal for you.  You CAN count on a good one to bring you your favorite coffee and remember that you don’t like cheese on your salad, though.
Learning to play an instrument will be one of the best things you do in your life. It’s so much fun and is great for your mental and physical health. Learning to play the guitar is one of the most popular choices as it’s highly fashionable with young people. It’s a skill you won’t ever forget, and you can definitely use it to impress your pals. It’s also easy to move around from one place to another. Here are some of the real benefits of learning to play the guitar.
As a gigging musician, you come to a point when you realize that Jane Q. Public has little to no idea just how much of your blood, sweat and tears go into making live music or about the ringing...