Working with Blue Kyanite to Improve Psychic Abilities & Bring Opportunities

I'm putting these "diary posts" on my blog because on my YouTube channel, I started a project to see if crystals do anything. My first post is here and is about Blue Apatite. My goal: To see if crystals bring me opportunities, specifically in music and/or my blog. This is week two, so let's see where I'm at! Working with Blue Kyanite Here is my first video where I discussed my p[...]


Danny Elfman MasterClass Review: Starting the Music (Part 2 of 4)

Danny Elfman MasterClass Reviews

This is Part 2 of my review of the Danny Elfman MasterClass, where he teaches scoring music for film. You can see Part 1 here, but let me give you a brief overview: Unlike previous MasterClasses I've taken, Danny Elfman's doesn't have a logical "flow" to the class structure. Every video stands on its own, so it was difficult to find a way to group the course. The groupings here are jus[...]


Finding The Beat – A Simple Guide for Beginning Songwriters

Finding a Song's Beat and Using it to Find a Groove

Songs talk about "The Beat" all the time. There are so many references that I couldn't fit them all here, but I'm sure you've heard a band or artist mention a beat at some point. This is occasionally a point of confusion for some writers or clients who aren't terribly familiar with a song's beat, so let's talk about it a little bit. How to Stick to the Beat As a session singer, it'[...]


An Interview with Surgeon & Singer/Songwriter Doc Jazz

An Interview with Doc Jazz

Doc Jazz is my guest today, who is not only an incredible songwriter, but is also a client who has hired me for several singing and graphic design projects. He is also a surgeon, which blows my mind that he's able to do so many things and be so great at all of them. Our work has been featured in the news several times, which you can see here and here. His background is fascinating and I'm[...]


The Danny Elfman MasterClass: Is It Worth The Money?

A Review of Danny Elfman MasterClass Review

If you're a regular here, you know I'm a big fan of MasterClass. So far I've done Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire and Deadmau5. I wanted to try a different genre this time, and I love The Simpsons, so Danny Elfman seemed like a decent choice. This is the first of a four-part series, so please subscribe to stay updated on the course! Please note: MasterClass is an affiliate, which mea[...]


7 Easy Tips to Help Kids Sing On Pitch

How to Help Kids Sing on Pitch

Help Kids Sing! Today's post is brought to us by Zach VanderGraaf who is also from my home state of Michigan! I'm so excited to have him here and I think you'll love his work! I’m tone-deaf!  Or, at least, this is what I hear from adults and kids all the time. Tone deafness is a real thing, but very few people have it.  Chances are, you just need some training, b[...]


My Fem Founder Interview

Fem Founder Interview with Mella Barnes

Thanks so much to Fem Founder for having me as a guest! Here is a snippet of our conversation: To see the full interview, check it out here! Thanks again to Fem Founder, I had a great time and loved chatting with you! If you'd like to see more interviews and articles I've been featured in, check out my Press Page here![...]


How to Get a Great Bass Track for Your Song

Bass Tips for Songwriters

Bass is kind of a generic term for “the lower parts” of the song. A bass can be a singer, a guitar, or several types of instruments (like a ukulele or clarinet). You may also hear people ask to "bring the bass up" or down. These are general things to know before heading into your session! How to Get Great Bass on Your Music These are just *some* tips and ideas, not an exhausti[...]