Pro's Corner

Zen and the Art of the Gigging Musician

As a gigging musician you can focus on the quality work calls you are getting, and how you compare to your friends.

Or you can focus on improving your craft day in, day out. On achieving a greater level of mastery, even if the gigs suck. On staying the course, even if your audience sounds like a field of crickets.

The first path (the path of ego) will drive you to distraction.  The path of mastery will always lead to a positive transformation in every part of your life.


By Bill Alpert

Bill Alpert is a performer, teacher and author with a unique focus on personal development and mindfulness viewed through the lens of violin study. Mr. Alpert's resume includes recordings, performances and film scores with artists such as The Moody Blues, Pepe Romero, Tina Turner and Johnny Mathis. The co-founder of the award winning Alpert Studio of Voice and Violin in California, he is professionally active in the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of America.