Archive for the ‘artiste persona’ Category

I’ve received a few good questions from a few of my singing students these past 2 weeks. I thought this answer might benefit other students and budding performers as well. First thing to know is that if you perform in a bar or cafe or lounge, it is slightly different from running your own gig/concert.   Read More …

inspire#3: Julian Lozada

Julian Enrique Lozada: BBoy, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Percussionist, Entertainer, Band Leader, Dreamer The 3rd oldest in the family of 5, Julian (pronounced ‘You-lee-and’) and his younger brother Jorje (George, pronounced as ‘Hor-hey’), started their first steps in dancing at age 7 and 9. (Jorje and Sharlot makes up the other half of the ‘Traveller Band’.)   Read More …

Congratulations to my student for nailing her first paying gig. Her question prompted me to share my advice with those who may have the same question. How does one prepare for your first paying live gig? My answer is, first, build a repertoire. These are some questions that will help you build an effective repertoire:   Read More …

This is Part 2 (Part 1 here) of my answer to a question from a student when she scores her first live paying gig. This could apply to original material (but I imagine singer-songwriters to be able to play their songs without the help of charts/lyrics at least eventually), but largely to musicians who are   Read More …

Typeface: a single style in a type family What’s the difference between Typeface and Font? Font actually refers to both typeface and font size. Historically speaking, since each size had to be manually re-drawn causing it to look slightly different at different sizes, it actually becomes a different font at a different font size. If   Read More …