When I was younger I played in a number of "Battle of the Bands." This usually meant my band would be playing with another 6 or 7 bands, and the organizer would ask us to share some of our gear. As a drummer, this really meant all my gear. Guitarists may be asked to share amps, but that's about it. At first I'd rarely agree - I mean, it's my gear - just mine. As I got older though, I've begun to change my mind on the matter.
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What an awesome question! Playing live shows is an incredible experience, and a quintessential aspect of being a musician. The first thing to know is that there are lots of places to play at. Depending on your age, different venues will be better than others. Regardless of your ages, the very same principles apply for getting gigs.
The Real School of Music has many talented students. From those just beginning to seasoned veterans, you can see some of our students on our Meet the Students page online. We'll be featuring them over the next week with links to their music if we have them.
Music for Real is a column written for The Burlington Union by instructors from The Real School
By: Thomas Byrne
To honor the memory of Daddy's, and to provide relief to those who have been affected, Real School will now accept Daddy's Gift Cards though the end of 2011!
The good people at Daddy's are heartbroken over their loss. They faithfully served the music community for nearly 40 years, but the banks now control the company and it remains unknown how Daddy's Gift Card holders will be treated. We at Real School view it as our duty to try and provide local musicians with some relief the best way we know how.
Naturally, some rules will apply, but we've worked to create an offer that represents real value to loyal Daddy's customers. What better way to honor the memory of Daddy's!
Here's the fine print:
- Unused Daddy's Gift Cards can be redeemed at Real School's Burlington campus through December 31, 2011. To allow for holiday gift giving, lessons can be scheduled for anytime before April 30, 2012.
- In addition to receiving credit for their Daddy's Gift Card, all Gift Card holders will receive a free trial lesson on the instrument of their choice (even advanced players can benefit from lessons!). If the Gift Card holder then opts to enroll with Real School as a roster student (minimum of 8 lessons), then they can apply the full value of their unused Daddy's Gift Card up to $100 toward tuition.
- Since Daddy's Gift Cards are not printed with specific cash values, Gift Card holders will need to provide a receipt to claim any amount over $25. However, even if the receipt is not provided Real School will still honor all Gift Cards at a minimum value of $25.