Czar of Rock
Czar of Rock
I run a Rock Music School and Recording Studio.
I typically get to the studio around 10:00-11:00am. I settle in and answer emails, phone calls and organize the schedule; then work on some recording projects or administrative tasks for a few hours. Our students don't start coming for lessons until 3:00pm, so I have most of the day working on my own. We have lessons from 3:00-9:00pm including our Rock Band sessions in the evening. Some evenings a recording artist will come in to do work in the studio.
Here's the first step for professionals
Make a decision to change your life... and then commit to doing it. I didn't really know how to run a business or teach music for that matter, but I was determined to be the best I could be at both. It was not easy for a long while, but as I always tell my students "If it were easy, everyone would do it!" I had to live in the studio for my first two years and work 14+ hours a day, 6 days a week to build the studio that I envisioned. It was worth having no life for two years for what I have now.
"My parents offered to pay for my college education as long as I didn't study music. They have always believed in me, but didn't really believe I could make a living as a musician. My mom in particular plays the devil's advocate in my life and challenges my big ideas and plans."