Traits of a Successful Musician

There’s no magic formula for how to write the perfect song or how to become a household name, though people have long searched for one and continued to come up dry. However, there are some important character traits that will serve all aspiring musicians faithfully as they climb their way into the public eye.   Integrity | No matter what… Read more →

Why Your Child Should Enroll in Music Lessons

Keeping your children active outside of school is extremely beneficial to both their physical and emotional growth. From after-school sports to extracurricular clubs, the opportunities are endless. However, one of the most beneficial programs children can be involved in is that of instrumental lessons.   Whether they are playing piano, violin, guitar, or drums, music lessons can improve academic performance… Read more →

Comparing Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing

Following what many would consider the biggest fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the comparisons between boxing and mixed martial arts were flung into the spotlight, with each side arguing who would win in the varying styles.   Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 10th round by technical knockout, which was fairly expected. McGregor’s boxing skills, while… Read more →

How Blues Influenced Modern Music

According to Glenn McDonald, there are approximately 1,264 genres of music. From classical, to rock, to hip-hop, to jazz, the sounds created by musicians within these styles provide auditory pleasure for people all over the world. What many people may not know however, is that much of what we hear today, i.e. pop music, was influenced directly by a single… Read more →

The Best Music Festivals for Families

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: This week-long festival is a great way to take in the culture of New Orleans and listen to some great music. 2017’s fest includes Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Meghan Trainor. Single day tickets are $70 in advance, or $80 at the gate. Children under 10 are only $5, and children under… Read more →

A Fighting Mentality: How Martial Arts Can Improve Your Mental Health

It’s no secret today that exercise and fitness can drastically change the mindset of an individual who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or general melancholy. With the release of endorphins that comes with working out, you can enter the gym blue, and leave feeling like a brand new person. Aside from the obvious physical benefits that come with exercise, your… Read more →

5 Overseas Music Artists to Look out for in 2017

The music industry is an incredibly overpopulated group of musicians both young and old trying to establish their presence in this massive pool of talent. While it may be difficult to reach the highest levels of fame possible, many artists are making their names known in their respective genres, and pouring their hearts and souls out on every track recorded.… Read more →

William Nakulski

Why You Should Support Local Musicians

Entertainment In my experience, it is incredible and absolutely amazing, the amount of talent which exists out there in the world with regards to music, and the fact that most of them are never to be “discovered”.  Of all the reasons to support your local music scene, this is the most important factor. We go to concerts to be entertained,… Read more →

William Nakulski

In-Office Music: The Ongoing Debate

A common argument among coworkers may be the role music plays in one’s productivity throughout the day. Some say it can be a distraction, while others counter that claim, saying it motivates and stimulates them to the point of actually being able to get more work done. Many studies have been conducted agreeing with the latter, though the degree in… Read more →