Lessons Learned

Composers never stop learning. No matter how long you’ve been writing music there is still something new to learn, some experiment you haven’t tried, some combination of notes and techniques you haven’t tried yet.

For a long time I didn’t think I was ready to put myself out there as a composer because I hadn’t learned enough and hadn’t mastered enough software to put out the perfect album. I essentially fell into the trap of perfectionism every musician finds themself in at one time or another. However, when interviewed, many composers say that the best way to learn is to do and to teach. So here we go!

Lessons Learned is where I will share the lessons I am learning as a composer. Lessons in music theory and software, lessons about artistry, and lessons about business and life as an artist. My hope is that sharing the lessons I have learned (and am learning) will help other musicians in their own careers and will help listeners develop a greater appreciation for music.