An Uncertain Future

MONDAY BYTE — January 16, 2017 On this Martin Luther King Monday, days before the inauguration, I’m thinking about the fear of the uncertain future and how we choose to deal with it. How would Dr. King deal with our uncertain times? He said, “If you...

Big-Ass List of Fears

MONDAY BYTES — Halloween, 2016 In honor of the holiday, let’s talk fear. I don’t mean the campy comedy-horror movie fear. (I saw parts of American Werewolf in London last night!). I mean the fear of the future. You know, the gnawing 3 am, ‘what am I...

“Delicious Ambiguity”

MONDAY BYTES — October 10, 2016 In honor of Columbus Day, here’s to all you music career adventurers! Which is to say, all of us. My latest voyage into the unknown has been leaving my “day job” to focus on my coaching and consulting work and my...

Quitting Your Day Job?

MONDAY BYTE — Happy July 4th, 2016 It’s personal revelation time this week, and it’s fitting for an Independence Day celebration byte: After 5 terrific years at Manhattan School of Music as Director of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship, I’m...

Opportunity Blindness

MONDAY BYTES — February 8, 2016 I have a new appreciation for a common musician affliction: opportunity blindness—a form of situational short sightedness rendering us unable to see opportunities within our reach. Most of us view our careers by measuring what’s...