About Roberto

Marketer by day, musician by night.

Music Lesson Websites

Thanks to a broken link alert, I was reminded of this post, which I wrote way back in September of '08.  In the revision below, I visit the topic of music lesson websites. How things have changed At that time, I'd spent the afternoon scouring the web for drum lesson [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:05:28+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Education, Reviews, Top 10, Videos|1 Comment

Patience and Persistence are a Musician’s Friend

My impatience as a musician As a gigging musician, I’ve often been challenged by my own sense of impatience. My impatience as a musician has stemmed from frustration with band mates, venue owners and/or myself. Impatience combined with emotion-based decision making can, and most often will, lead to problems. Before [...]

By | 2016-09-21T06:48:22+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Tips|0 Comments

Understanding the Landscape of Local Music Venues

Understanding the Landscape of Local Music Venues In order to get regular paid gigs, it’s helpful to understand the venue landscape. Here I’m going to talk about the venue landscape in my area, and then spend a little time on the bigger landscape for those of you who travel for [...]

By | 2016-09-21T06:49:31+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Tips|0 Comments

Subbing for Other Musicians

Subbing for Other Musicians As I’ve already mentioned, I’m thankful for bands that need a sub now and then. On the flip side, I also stated that bringing subs into a bands performing line up too often can hinder good branding. On the upside, subbing as a musician is a [...]

By | 2016-09-21T06:50:16+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Tips|0 Comments

Use Reputation, Musicianship & Personal Brand to Get Gigs

Use Reputation, Musicianship & Personal Brand to Get Gigs The quality of your musicianship, or your craft as a musician, combined with your personal brand make up your reputation. Obviously a good reputation can help musicians get paying gigs, but building a good reputation breaks down to a few best [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:22:37+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Tips|0 Comments