teaching music


How Getting Rejected From Music School Was the Best Thing for My Music Career

How Failing Music School Helped My Music Career

Before I start this post, please note that this is not going to be a sour-grapes story. I’m going to give you a raw, honest look at how I failed really hard at my music school auditions. Then I’m going to tell you about how I truly feel it was the best thing to happen to me. I hope you’ll see that sometimes, failure is not the worst thing to happen to your music. Sometimes we only t[...]


How to Help Your Creative Child Survive High School and College

Important Tips to Help Creative Children in School

I was born a sensitive, INFJ, artistic weirdo. I didn’t play with dolls, I had a bag of plastic trumpets that I pretended to play (no one ever bought me a real trumpet, but it was probably for the best given how annoying I was with the fake ones). Elementary school was a blur. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and that kind of engulfed most of my k-5 years. Middle school was an abs[...]