This is the podcast for Performance High Vocal Training and Artist Development, a music studio in Colorado that focuses on helping teen and adult vocalists and musicians become the artists they dream of being.
Ryan Miller on his female-fronted metal band and their viral "metal kitchen" videos
In this episode, we follow Ryan Miller from the band in which we met - Guitar Villains Live Band Karaoke - to a decade later when he's in a regularly touring female-fronted metal band. We discuss merch, band life on the road, and how their "metal kitchen" videos went viral.
Tyler Morse on the trial-by-fire of RiotFest, the three most important words for musical success, the value of being humbled, and the pros and cons of immortality
This month, we interviewed multi-instrumentalist Tyler Morse. He talks about his most humbling musical experiences, the terrifying experience of joining a band just in time to play RiotFest, why you shouldn't play your music like Jackson Pollock paints, how his band writes albums when they live in different states, how to love practicing your instrument, the pros and cons of immortality, and the three most important words for any musician's success.
Ryan Elwood on paid vs unpaid gigs, how to find band members, and why he draws out both jokes and drum solos as long as possible
In this interview with drummer Ryan Elwood, we discuss the different band dynamics of unpaid vs. paid band members, how he decides which gigs to take, what it's like being a working musician with a family of four, his guess about how musicians will need to adapt in the post-pandemic world, his clip art expertise, and why he draws out both his jokes and his drum solos as long as humanly possible.
Joe Mondragon on Cops, Music Publishing, Touring (or not), and Music in the Pandemic Era
In this interview with Performance High teacher Joe Mondragon, recorded during the George Floyd protests, we touch on a recent event involving Joe which encouraged Performance High to take a stand. Then we return to the music topics we usually cover - this time including how Joe was tricked into playing guitar, when it makes sense to tour and when it doesn't, licensing and publishing as a revenue stream, and the future of music in the pandemic era and beyond.
Bassist Kenny Martinez on Technology, Art, Music, and Psychopharmacology
Kenny Martinez is the bassist for Performance High, as well as for many other bands. If you have performed at a recent showcase, you've seen him - but probably not talked to him, as his nose is usually buried in books when he's not on stage. In this episode we talk about how he learned music was a thing people did as a career, his musical influences Trent Reznor and System of a Down, his interest in psychopharmacology, and his current ambitious educational project that mixes science, technology and musi
Introducing the Performance High Studio Podcast
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