Written by Pat Cronley
Most accomplished musicians teach music at some level but I have never felt the calling. When asked if I teach I usually reply “No, I’m still learning.” That response doesn’t satisfy every inquiring mind so I decided to jot down some observations and ideas I often share with younger musicians.
Don’t Quit Your Day Gig is a light-hearted look at the life of a professional musician. It’s a glimpse of what to expect if you choose this career path. It could have been called, “A Day in the Life of a Starving Artist,” “How NOT to Look Like a Beginner,” or “Things They Don’t Teach You at Music School.” It’s a fun read for all ages but designed to help the younger cats navigate the seductive path to the bandstand. There are no shortcuts but certain obstacles can be easily avoided.