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How I approach a busy Spring 2020

There was a time where I would be hunting for performance opportunities anywhere I could find them. This season I'm grateful that I'm a part of many wonderful projects. That being said, it can also feel overwhelming at times in…

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3 Things you might not know about me

Things you might not know about me:

1) I'm a HUGE Marvel Movie fan. 

2) When the world cup is around, I stop everything and watch the games (or practice while watching, although I don't recommend it)

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Collaboration

I'm just bouncing off a gig in Maine and I want to write this all down for you while it's still fresh in my mind. 

This weekend I traveled a thousand miles by car, performed in two states and…

Practice Performing

Practice Performing

Classical musicians that I've talked to recently say that the older they get, the more difficult it is to handle their nerves on stage. 

Why is that the case? Is it due to the lack…

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Top 10 things You Need If You're A Freelance Musician

When you gig so frequently, you learn and make mistakes on the job. It's perfectly normal, but you want to avoid making mistakes as much as possible. Even if it's a simple wedding, or you're asked to fill in for…

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Music Is Not JUST A Profession

Music Is Not JUST A Profession

The life of a musician can be tricky.

Any job someone takes in the music industry can be exhausting and even frustrating. That's why music is more than just a profession, it's…

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Gratitude in the Freelance Community

An important thing I've noticed in music recently is that it's important to treat your colleagues the way you treat yourself. Gratitude in a competitive gig/freelance economy comes a long way if you're trying to make it. 

When you're…

Curiosity Sparks Imagination

Spark Of Imagination

It's fascinating to me as a violinist when I look at a piece of music for the first time and try to find something (or many things) interesting things about it. When I'm curious about…

Brady vs. Beethoven

Brady vs Beethoven, an overview of Tom Brady's Tom vs Time and a closer look at the relationship between sports and music. 

There's a certain truth when it comes to playing the violin. If you want to find success…

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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In the freelance circuit, you're going to meet a lot of different people. 

You're going to meet different musicians with personalities that are the good, the bad, and the ugly.

As a violinist, sometimes…