Crossing a River of Suck

You have to suck at something before you can be good at it. It’s at once obvious and confounding.  This interview from the River of Suck podcast between Andy Reiner and Cedric Easton, recorded live from the Creative Strings Workshop in Columbus, perfectly wraps up the focus of the past season for me. Read on Read more about Crossing a River of Suck[…]

About Us

Thanks for stopping by! I take on a range of projects from teaching, speaking, career coaching, running a nonprofit, performing, composing, and writing. There are lot’s of stories about how I got here and where it’s all heading, most of which you can find on my blog, Youtube channel, podcast, or by joining 13,000 readers Read more about About Us[…]

Violinist Christian Howes

How to Become a Better & Happier Musician

If you’re frustrated by a sense that your musical growth is stuck, or if you fail to reach musical goals despite spending lots of time in the practice room, sit down with a pen and paper (not your instrument), and follow the steps below. After coaching hundreds of musicians and teachers in both musical and Read more about How to Become a Better & Happier Musician[…]

To Cover or Not to Cover: A Youtube Musician’s DIlemma

Go ahead, laugh it up. I made a POP cover video. It’s an electric violin cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”, done with a loop pedal. A musical Popsicle, if you will. “Popster McPopples”. Watch it embedded below or on Youtube here:   Some people may say things like “Yes, finally!!!” and others will Read more about To Cover or Not to Cover: A Youtube Musician’s DIlemma[…]

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