The Performer's Pathway

The Performer's Pathway


Latest Episodes

Career in Crisis
March 28, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting us all mentally, physically and financially. Musicians have been hit hard with the reality that traditional means of earning a living are not currently possible. We have to adapt,

A Chat With Bruce Forman
March 22, 2020

Bruce Forman is an acclaimed jazz guitarist, solo artist, producer, arranger and educator (currently in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Department). He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Guitar Wank along with Scott Henderson.

A Chat With Jae Deal
March 16, 2020

Award-winning composer, music producer and orchestrator Jae Deal has worked with Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Ne-Yo, Wynton Marsalis, Elton John, Jill Scott, Diane Warren, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Motivation is 2020
March 08, 2020

Put your music career back on track, find your inspiration and get to the next level! Are you having problems getting or staying motivated? Do you feel stagnant with your playing and/or music career? Are there external responsibilities or pressure...

A Chat With Cliff Almond
March 01, 2020

Acclaimed drummer Cliff Almond has played with a who's who of artists such as Michel Camilo, Wayne Krantz, Michael Brecker, Terrance Blanchard, Mike Stern, Chris Potter, Trey Anastasio, John Patitucci, Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Alex Acuna,

50% of Music is 100% Mental
February 23, 2020

The mind is a powerful thing and if you want to take your career to the next level, you'll need to get your head together! Do you sound better in the practice room than you do on stage or in the studio? Do you feel anxious about certain musical sit...

A Chat With Miles Okazaki
February 16, 2020

Renowned jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki gives his take on staying musically fresh, gigging in the scene, finding motivation, promotion and more! After a recent shoot for MyMusicMasterclass.com on applying the music of Thelonious Monk to guitar,

Networking in the Music Business, Without Being Annoying
February 09, 2020

So, you want to break into the scene, get more gigs and advance your music career? HINT: Be a friend, not a used car salesman (or saleswoman of course). The word "networking" often gets a bad connotation because most musicians simply go about it in...

Congrats on Your Music Degree. Now What?
February 03, 2020

You just received a shiny new music degree, Yay!  Now it's time to get to work...  One thing is for sure, there are no job listing boards or guaranteed gigs in this business.  It’s up to you to carve your pathway into the music scene and become a f...

Your Music Career Starts Here!
February 03, 2020

In this maiden voyage episode, join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss their journey, the formation of their music education platform and how this unique podcast can help musicians further their careers.