I create music for a variety of different uses.
A great day at work begins after the dog has been walked and the cats have been fed. After that, I can grab a guitar and a cup of coffee and walk outside to my yard, and into the recording studio I built next door. Then I start the process of challenging myself to create something new.
I taught myself to play guitar, bass, drums, piano, and a few other things. I did take, literally, a couple of music lessons when I was a kid. However, I found that developing my own style of learning and performing helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to constantly move forward with my craft.
Here's the first step for college students
Make sure that you learn the business side of music as well as the creative side. Most artists want to be famous performers, but you can actually make a better living and have more control and career stability if you concentrate on the production, publishing and licensing side of music. You're welcome.
"My parents were always generally supportive of me being a musician. However, after my mom died, my dad really pressured me to stick around and help take care of him and my brother."