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.
Adam Gust - Finding Your Flow
Adam Gust was raised in the cold of Minnesota, studied music in the heat of the University of North Texas, and has served a diverse full-time freelance music career of world touring and session work in just right Los Angeles since 2000. After a humbling decade of recovery from a career-threatening injury, Adam acquired a unique expertise, empathy, and voice toward evolving learning environments in drum education and in life.
Adam's journey of re-learning how to practice has helped him to stumble upon effective student based progressing learning strategies. Adam is excited to share his story of trauma from 'black to beyond' as he explains how he implements new academic ideas and technologies while re-assessing traditional forms of drum instruction.
Therapy and education are blood relatives, and the global pandemic is fertile ground to promote meaningful conversations about the application of mental health treatments to education and all disciplines of development. Awareness of Trauma-Informed modalities will be a key component in our healing from this crisis, both for ourselves and for those we love.
Quarantine Special - Win Tomorrow by Winning Today
In this 6 feet apart episode, Dave and Jason discuss their handling of the Covid-19 lifestyle adjustments, and ways musicians can ensure they are setting themselves up for the career recovery period coming up soon.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.