Music Mentor - Creative Coaching for Aspiring Artists
My interests in mentorship are grounded in music not only as a creative and empowering force, but also as an authentic healing tool - exploring music as an awareness/mindfulness practice can help us make peace with our vulnerabilities, our inner critic, and the “stage fright” we can face in our daily lives as well. I believe that developing confidence in our self-expression and self-worth is key to living a fulfilled and empowered life...and music is just plain fun.
Why do we love music?
Music is what feelings sound like. Everything is vibration and we can choose the spells we cast on ourselves through music. What emotions do you like to connect with through music? Who are your musical heroes and why? How does music connect us to others? Learning to express ourselves through healthy creative mediums like music is key to understanding our own empowerment and the positive contributions we can make in life.
Discovering your talents.
What are you passionate about? Where does the energy call you? What types of music excite you? What voices or instruments excite you? Now is the time to dive in, to uncover your gifts and develop confidence in your ability to express, to shine.
Fun is number one! The simple joy of music is where we begin.
Developing confidence in your creative self-expression.
Exploring your musical influences and heroes.
Fostering your natural gifts and talents.
Understanding music as a healing tool.
Encouraging your inner singer / songwriter.
Learning the basics of songwriting.
Writing lyrics, discovering your message.
Basic music theory.
Intro to voice, guitar, bass, piano, harmonica.
Advanced guitar techniques.
Indian Spirituals: Harmonium & Kirtan Chanting.
Creating a band.
Booking gigs, rehearsing.
Creating music websites.
Intro to music industry, managers and booking agents.
Intro to performing, open-mikes.
Opportunity to share the stage with me at a local "Troubadours" show.
Music studio basics.
Recording your music. (GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, ProTools)
Producing a CD. Digital Distribution on CdBaby and iTunes.
Musical equipment, PA’s, mic’s, amps, etc.
Field trips to local music studios and venues.
(Fox & Boulder Theater, Laughing Goat)
Promoting your art, posters, email lists, Facebook Event pages.
30 years music experience in songwriting, performing, recording, and touring (US & Europe).
Released multiple albums, founded several bands, and performed at most of the venues
in the Boulder and Denver area including Redrocks, Fillmore, Fox and Boulder Theater.
Founder / Organizer of “Troubadours”, a monthly local music showcase, 15 years+.
BA in Music from Naropa University.
Certified Meditation / Yoga teacher.
4 years on staff at local Boulder music shop, Woodsongs.
The Next Step:
If you or someone you love (a child, a parent, partner or friend, or some creative sensitive soul) could benefit from the support of a Music Mentor, please email me through the contact link above to discuss any details regarding Mentorship, availability, and current rates.