2015 was one hell of a year for music. I think any one of my top 10 could be number ONE for me, it would just depend on the day you ask me. I fear that 2016 will suffer due to how many incredible albums all came out in 2015. This is my 4th year […]
So, You’ve navigated to my page looking for some help with music instruction. But why me over your local mom & pop store? Let’s look at a few reasons! Flexible Cancellation Policy. There is no middle man. If you can’t attend, shoot a quick text or email, and we’ll get a makeup lesson scheduled ASAP. No […]
David Cutler, the author of the book, The Savvy Music Teacher, reached out to me in 2014. He was collecting stories of music teachers who carve their niche in the world of music education, and wanted to add mine to his book. There are a lot of cool stories, and good ideas on how creative people find careers […]
My old band OVERTONE will be getting back for a one night only performance! APRIL 11th 7pm at the Oasis in Grayslake! This is part of an incredible 3 day fundraiser, dubbed OASIS FEST! Check the link for more details!
My friends at Fuzzrocious have been making some insane pedals lately. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to document this…. Check out a few fun demos here:
On Tuesday 11/18/14, I’ll be hosting a chat with Sam from Chevelle at The Oasis in Grayslake. This is part of the School of Hard Rocks Monthly Music Meetings. We’re going to be talking about the music industry, recording, touring, and other fun stuff! For more details on the event, check out the page, HERE!!!
Long time student Jared Wright has released his new math-rock instrumental record, recorded here! I don’t know what I like more, the shredding riffage, or the Game of Thrones puns! Check out WEYE’S CASTERLYROCK! HERE!
Justen Hamilton, a decade long student, spent the majority of the spring recording this terrific alt-folk record. He spent a lot of time writing, arranging, and really controlling all aspects of this release. It was really impressive to see someone so on top of their game. Fans of Bright Eyes, Cursive, Tim Casher, Regina Spektor, […]
Years ago, a friend from high school emailed me asking what pedal she should buy her husband for christmas. Knowing his penchant for tinkering with the guts of his guitars, I recommended perhaps getting a pedal kit so he could build his own. Six months later, he had built dozens of pedals. He was constantly […]
ICYMI…. I’ve been doing a monthly “music” meeting for kids at The Oasis. A free event, covering a specific topic. March was “booking in Chicago”. After the seminar portion, we encourage kids to meet each other. Network, trade gigs, gear, etc. We are fortunate have sponsored free pizza, and free goodies from labels that kids […]
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