The Performer's Pathway

The Performer's Pathway

From the creators of My Music Masterclass: A podcast adventure to help guide and navigate your musical life and career.... Show More

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October 25, 2020 50 min
New York-based, Israeli guitarist/vocalist Dida Pelled joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, recording, writing, teaching, finding your scene, pairing up and more. This is a super fun episode with some great info!
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October 18, 2020 46 min
Renowned vocalist, arranger, pianist and educator Michele Weir joins us today in the virtual studio to talk about finding one's path, starting a business, battling procrastination and much more. This is an inciteful episode with some real pearls of wisdom!
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October 11, 2020 46 min
The concept of improvisation is taught to musicians as a way to create music on the spot.  It’s the basis of what most of us do and we have to be spontaneous with our actions, quick with our ears and insightful with our replies. If improvisation in a musical setting is so commonplace, why is it that we struggle to make quick and effective choices in our daily lives and careers? Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterc...
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October 3, 2020 46 min
With all the improvements in technology, we are constantly being bombarded with new “easier” or faster ways of receiving information, producing and distributing content, learning, practicing and more. With all these advancements, we need to ask ourselves, is technology making our musical world better or worse? Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss when you need to go analog instead of digital! ...
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September 27, 2020 50 min
In order to discover the best things in life, we typically need to do some digging. While many grab the low hanging fruit in front of them, others do the extra work and discover the coolest spots, the best music, the real hangs and the most efficient path to propel their musical life and career forward. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss why it's important to go below the surface in life ...
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September 20, 2020 33 min
Renowned jazz guitarist Yotam Silberstein joins us today in the virtual studio to talk about music, life in quarantine, staying productive, the musical journey and much more. This is a great episode with a super talented and cool cat!
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September 13, 2020 50 min
Pianist, composer and educator Jeremy Manasia joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, Zen, education and more. This is a super fun hang with a very wise cat. Come check it out!
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September 6, 2020 64 min
Acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger Thana Alexa joins us in the virtual studio this week. We talk about her new album, live-stream festivals, being a solo artist, making the most out of quarantine and much more. Don't miss this one!
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August 30, 2020 54 min
Acclaimed saxophonist, clarinetist and composer John Ellis joins us in the virtual studio today as we talk about making music in quarantine, touring, career building, New Orleans vs. New York, juggling and much more :). This is an informative and fun episode with a super talented and cool musician. Come check it out! NOTE: The audio is not perfect for this episode, but hey, it's quarantine around here...we did the best we co...
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August 22, 2020 73 min
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein joins us in the virtual studio today as we talk about music, the state of the scene, social media, learning from the masters, perspective and more! Peter is an unbelievably talented musician as well as a very wise/cool human. This episode is definitely worth a listen :).
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August 15, 2020 53 min
Drummer Ray Levier joins us in the virtual studio today for this very inspiring episode. At age 12, Ray was very badly burned during a camping accident; as a result, Ray lost most of his fingers as they fused together like fists.  Ray’s incredible resilience and intense perseverance led to a successful career as a drummer and composer despite these obstacles.  Check out this episode if you want to hear a wise man talk about overcom...
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August 8, 2020 59 min
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Larry Koonse joins us in the virtual studio today. We chat about practicing, achieving perspective, career, the love of music and much more. This is an inspiring episode, check it out!
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August 2, 2020 34 min
NYC organist/keyboardist/solo-artist Brian Charette joins us in the virtual studio today. We talk about musical projects, staying busy during the quarantine, career path, mental outlook, kung fu and more. Brian is a very intelligent, hard-working and successful musician as well as a super cool guy!
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July 26, 2020 47 min
This week we are very fortunate to be joined by Mastaneh Nazarian who is a teacher of Alexander Technique, an accomplished guitarist, composer and more. Mastaneh breaks down some core principles and concepts of Alexander technique and explains how it can benefit one's musical and daily life. This is a really cool and helpful episode, check it out!
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July 18, 2020 42 min
When you first start pursuing music on a professional level, you will most likely be saying YES to almost every gig. That being said, as you become more seasoned and busy, this dynamic will need to change or you’ll be stuck in a rut. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss when and how to say NO in order to help your career and musical life!
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July 12, 2020 64 min
Legendary bassist and producer Jimmy Haslip joins us in the virtual studio this week. We talk about the music business, current projects, touring, people skills, Allan Holdsworth, Jaco Pastorius, dealing with quarantine and much more. Check it out!
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July 4, 2020 56 min
Acclaimed drummer, composer and educator Ari Hoenig joins us in the virtual studio this week. We talk about music, career, quarantine, social media, the "future" of jazz, tomatoes and much more. Yup, tomatoes...check out this episode to learn more!
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June 28, 2020 27 min
Controversial and outspoken Austrian "jazz" pianist, Hans Groiner joins us in the virtual studio today. We talk about his music, quarantined life, future projects, social media, performance tips and more. This is a good one!
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June 21, 2020 67 min
Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and producer Ruslan Sirota joins us in the virtual studio today for this fun and informative episode. Ruslan is a wonderful musician with a ton of experience and sincerity. Check out this episode for some golden nuggets of wisdom from a cool dude.
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June 14, 2020 72 min
Los Angeles-based composer, producer and saxophonist Randy Gist joins Jake and I in the virtual studio for this very special episode. Randy explains what it's like to be a black man in this world, the difficulties he faces, the black lives matter movement and more. This show is full of powerful truths and perspective from a very intelligent and cool guy!
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