Dennis King

Dennis King

Independent singer/songwriter


Son of Dov

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wasn't a great student, a very poor reader.
Traded in my trumpet for a guitar, where I taught myself how to play.
Started playing an instrument to help out with dyslexia.
Having a wonderful and supportive family.
Accepted to college and graduated.
Then I became free from outside influences and began writing music for myself, a healing experience.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
History, General
Quinnipiac University
Graduate
Special Education and Teaching, General
Walden University

Career

Independent singer/songwriter

I work on making connections through song craft

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Education
Being Creative

Day to Day

Begin the day with a fresh cup of coffee, maybe a jog and share a laugh with my family. Continue working on that new song, there's always a new song. Transition to business mode and reach out to contacts for gigs, specialty radio interviews and licensing possibilities. Design a new show poster for an upcoming fall mini-tour. Pick up the guitar again and continue working on that new song. Back to family time as the life you live and love you share will make for better art and real connections.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Sounds cliche, but just go out and do it. All my experiences in trying to be a songwriter, both good and bad have taught me something. Balancing one's art form and business is important. Yes, you should never lose sight of who you are as an artist but you need to educate yourself on current music business practices. Working with people and being a decent person goes a long way. The "Golden Rule" still applies to adulthood. Especially when you are trying to build a genuine career in the arts.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Work a day job and maintain a sense of responsibility. Becoming self-sufficient will create an appetite for something greater and strengthen you as an individual. Continue to be a fan of other musicians, be supportive of others and enjoy their experiences. Be open and try new approaches to your craft. Maybe set a schedule to practice or just spend time with people you love, because inspiration is always in front of you just waiting to be tapped.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm not talented enough to do that."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues