It’s easy to know that you want a practice schedule. And it’s easier to abandon it fairly early in the game for all sorts of reasons, most of which are merely matters of perception. Tom Hess demonstrates that a highly efficient practice routine doesn’t have to be boring and can actually generate creativity. Having fun practicing usually leads to more practice and more practice leads to getting better faster.
Most people in the music business didn’t start in the music business but came into their careers while working their “day job.” After all, it’s important to have some income, right? But the choice of the “day job” can sometimes mean not being able to get into the career you want. Tom Hess looks at typical “safety net” strategies and the problems that can arise from them. Plus, he gives great tips on how to avoid most of the problems of transition by focusing on the end goal from the start.
How To Instantly Improve Your Guitar Teaching Business By Eliminating These Top Nine Mistakes Guitar Teachers Usually Make
Tom discusses the business side of teaching guitar, focusing on nine problem areas in promoting and maintaining your business as a guitar teacher.
Now here’s a list that anyone with the serious goal of playing professionally will want to have! Tom Hess goes through the main mistakes would-be professionals make when pursuing their dreams of being a player in the music industry.
You often hear that success in the music business is not about what you know as much as it is about who you know. So how does one go about getting to know the “whos?” How do we make contact and who are the right people to make contact with? Tom Hess gives some very valuable tips in this article.
This article discusses children and musical instruments. How young can one start? What things should be taken into consideration? There’s some wonderful tips and advice here.