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A conversation series that extracts the performance and preparation thought process from world class musicians; leaving you with wisdom and exercises to level up your musical journey.

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A conversation series that extracts the performance and preparation thought process from world class musicians; leaving you with wisdom and exercises to level up your musical journey.

    Vanessa Bryan - Giving your all on every gig

    Vanessa Bryan - Giving your all on every gig

    Our guest today is Vanessa Bryan, a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur.
    Vanessa has been a featured BG singer for acts such as Idina Menzel, Gwen Stefani and most recently The Killers.
    She is the office gal vocal coach and arranger for Kidz Bop and owns Music Lessons LA, a music school, recording studio and vocal lessons.

    • 43 min
    Casey Baer: Experiences of an Up-and-Coming Singer/Songwriter

    Casey Baer: Experiences of an Up-and-Coming Singer/Songwriter

    Originating from Los Angeles, Casey Baer is a nineteen-year-old pop recording artist charting her own course with honest lyrics and powerful vocals. A year in the making, Casey’s first single, “Greatest Mistake,” was a first look of what’s to come in the young artist’s career. Produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated producer, Dru Decaro, ‘Greatest Mistake’ serves as her first in many unapologetic takes on her formative years. Her latest single, “Hold On,” brings a summertime feel to her growing portfolio of teenage pop anthems. The song caught the music industry’s attention and earned her an official remix by the EDM producer duo, twoDB.
    Through her music and engaging content, Casey has reached 250,000 music streams and grown her audience to over 50,000 across platforms in just under one year. She has worked with brands such as Daniel Wellington, Skullcandy, Blue Microphone, Crocs, and Revolve. She has also received media coverage from KTLA, Tiger Beat, Trending All Day, Music Insider, Action Magazine, Pop Culturalist, Famous Birthdays, and several others.
    Casey is often found performing her music at venues across Los Angeles and at conventions such as NY Music Expo and Playlist Live.

    • 31 min
    Michael Ward - The value of finding common interests with musicians besides music

    Michael Ward - The value of finding common interests with musicians besides music

    Our guest today is Michael Ward.
    Michale is an accomplished  recording artist, guitarist and professional musician who has toured the world with groups such as Ben Harper and the innocent criminals, The Wall Flowers and was co-founder of the group,  School of Fish. Michael’s guitar work can be heard on records by John Hiatt and the Grammy award winning single, One Headlight by the Wallflowers.
    In this episode you will learn:
    How to overcome not getting a great gig
    How to be social with your band and why it's important 
    How great opportunities come from finding common interests with musicians besides music 

    • 53 min
    25th Episode Special

    25th Episode Special

    We can rent a car!
    Our 25th show, thanks so much for the support! In this episode Jason and Dave discuss the common lessons the guests have shared over the course of 25 episodes. Some really great content here, enjoy!

    • 27 min
    Nick Petrillo - Music Directing with Integrity

    Nick Petrillo - Music Directing with Integrity

    In this episode, return guest Nick Petrillo takes us through his approach to music directing. 
    Nick Petrillo is a keyboardist, music director, arranger, and orchestrator based in Los Angeles.  Originally from Bound Brook, New Jersey, Nick is a 2010 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing/Production.  
    As a music director and keyboardist, Nick has performed, recorded, and toured internationally with Frenchie Davis (from "The Voice”) and David Hernandez (from "American Idol”) and has worked with the likes of Michael McDonald, Katharine McPhee, David Foster and Simon Fuller’s Now United.  He is the resident music director for McPhee International Vocal Studios, arranging and producing for artists in development, as well as the event entertainment contractor for Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank and Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Boston.  Nick also records and tours extensively with Aubrey Logan of Post-Modern Jukebox.
    Since moving to Los Angeles in 2011, Nick has worked as an orchestrator on TV (ABC’s Revenge, Nashville, Modern Family, and Ten Days In The Valley, Showtime’s Shameless, CBS's Seal Team and Under The Dome, and NBC's Aquarius and Reverie), feature films ("Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" and Mattel's BARBIE animated features), video games ("Halo 4"), and music albums (Seal's "Soul II" and Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby," both under acclaimed producer, David Foster).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Josh Moreau - I'm not in Coldplay!

    Josh Moreau - I'm not in Coldplay!

    In 1999 Josh was asked by Paul Shaffer (Band leader of SNL and David Letterman Show CBS Orchestra) to join the Nickelodeon House Band which was his first professional gig.  Shortly thereafter, Sheila-E (producer, solo artist, Prince, Ringo Starr) hired him to perform with Nelly Furtado and Juanes.  He has played with Tony Royster Jr. (Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, T.I.) for numerous clinics including a guest performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Curt Bisquera (Elton John, Beach Boys, Mick Jagger, Bonny Raitt, Josh Groban, John Legend) session work and as a guest clinician and performer at the Musician's Institute.  He’s also worked with Rob Hoffman (producer for Christina Aguilera),  Kevin Max (D.C. Talk), Something Like Silas, Under the Influence of Giants (Awolnation),  Hoobastank, Tim Myers (One Republic, solo artist) all by the time he was 24.  He’s been busy non-stop touring ever since.  During his down time he’s done sessions for and/or performed live with the Knux, the Symetrics, Timmy Curran, 3OH!3, Debbie Lurie (composer for Danny Elfman, and Katy's film), recently played on Hailee Steinfeld's upcoming single (academy award nominated actress from True Grit), Lissie, Adam Lambert, Aaron Embry, Patagonia films, and on the new unreleased Puscifer single "Dear Brother" (Maynard Keenan singer/band leader of A Perfect Circle, Tool) which was on the front page of Spin.com last week and still on the website to listen to now.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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As a non musician I find these podcasts fascinating. They take me into another world of music with all its fascinating code language and professional insights. I have such admiration for the talent of musicians and it increases with each podcast.

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I love this new series called Musician Mindset. It's lively back and forth interviews between musicians focusing on the mental aspects of being a musician - setting goals, discipline, creativity, collaboration, and the magic of performance. The first two episodes have been really insightful. There are lots of takeaways for non-musicians like me, and it's fun to listen just as a music fan because it's full of behind the scene stories and fascinating characters.

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