Monday, October 17, 2011

New Warm-ups

So right now I'm in the process of developing a new set of warm-ups that specifically focuses on pop and rock singers...warm-ups that help with improving on long notes, licks, runs, growl warm-ups and so on. I just got the Zen of Screaming DVDs also for some fun new information, I hope it's stuff I don't already know, cuz it's always exciting to get some new technics...Am I a huge dork?? Probably, all in a days work right!?

Monday, September 19, 2011

New teacher????

So, if you didn't know my student of five years Angelina is interning with me. Learning book keeping, doing some email stuff, learning how to keep track of receipts and such...but starting summer 2012...she will be our NEW TEACHER!!!!

Who better to start teaching than someone who has been training under me for five solid years. No one knows my business, my method and my style better than her. She will begin to take beginner piano and vocal students starting in the summer time.

This is just the next step to building this to be an awesome business!!! I will start booking students for her April 2012. If you have referrals for Angelina, it is 25.00 in cash for you if they sign up with her for a month. Yeah! CASH!!! Can't beat that right?!

Contact for more info!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Just been daydreaming again about owning my own's what I'd like to have in it...

A larger performance space to do recitals, and 3 smaller rooms for lessons.

An office space with a new computer and recording equipment we can use all the time.

A cool lounge area where people can hang out before/after lessons to do homework, ask opinions, watch tv and just be a part of a cool place.

How am I going to get there? Well...I've got a couple ideas. And hopefully it will start to build sooner rather than later...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My goals

So. I'm going to make it my mission to try and accomplish the goals I set out to in the summer.

Is it just me or does everyone just feel completely unmotivated in the summer time? I always get more stuff done in the fall/winter...maybe cuz there's nothing better to do! HA!

So lose some weight and finish my stupid portfolio. It's gonna happen. I need to start booking myself cuz I know I can at least fill an hour right now...and I'd really LOVE to host a sing a long. That would be fun right!? Just print off a whole lot of songs everyone knows and just play piano. Play for tips, you know. That'd be good times. Have guest singers...and so on. I think that could work!! goes nothing!!!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Section one goals!!!

So here's the final total!

13 kids are still left in the competition!


8 teenagers remain!

New goals will be this week! I'm also introducing passes that will allow you to escape one of your goals for a week, if you are gone or really busy! This will come in handy for a lot of you!

My goals...well...let's just say...I need to be a little more realistic!

New rules, and new goals will be coming up this week!!!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Random Things to Cover...

Holy Random Posts Batman!!!!

But I have some random things to say!

Here's one:
For everyone trying to compete for the big year end prize...I have 18 kids left and 13 teens. Yes. This is down from 50 altogether...most people are knocked out because of not!!!

Here's another:
My goals are coming along. I have a decent portfolio working out, and my Hanon's are coming along swimmingly. If you want to do what I can google Hanon's 6ths exercise 1-12 and a free pdf file comes up! Hey fun!

And Finally:
Singing and trying to teach with pnemonia and a migraine are hard.

I think that's it for now....


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Upcoming Gigs!!

Come hang out with me here at these shows!!!

July 22nd- Jammy Jam and Kaityoke at the Star Bar
July 29th- Surly Jones at Lee's
August 2nd- Surly Jones at National Night Out
August 4th- Motley Thursday Jammy Jam
August 5th- Surly Jones at Duluth Street Dance
August 17th-Surly Jones Opening for Hairball in Owatonna at Steel County Fair