Lindsay Brazell

Music Educator and Creative Professional

Reimagining Arts Education To Breed Thriving Artists

Jeff Goins has been one of my favorite bloggers for some time now. He has built an awesome community of aspiring writers and creatives, and I have learned so much just from reading his blog, books, and participating in his community. Further, he advocates the work of a creative and even though I may not have a real-person relationship with him, in a way, he’s everyone’s biggest cheerleader.

In Jeff’s last book, The Art of Work, I was so inspired about the thought of apprenticeship in the arts, and how influential those experiences could be for students. He elaborates on this idea further in his new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve, along with so many other nuggets of wisdom about how to live a creative life.

A Sound Mixer That Truly Mixes Into Everything I Do

I have had the Mackie ProFX8v2 for several years, but have never really utilized it for more than a live soundboard at coffee shop gigs. What a mistake! Not only do I think every musician needs one, if you are an educator that does any kind of performance-based fundraiser, you need this. I use this hardware […]

Apprenticeship In The Arts

I recently finished reading Jeff Goins’ book The Art of Work and was deeply inspired by his words. While I may not have read the book with intentions of finding my life’s work, I found some great ways to enhance my current career, specifically for the needs of the people I serve; my students. During the […]

One Month Of Using A Bullet Journal

In my recent posts, I’ve talked a lot of about productivity apps and various online resources. I love technology, specifically mobile technology. Having the ability to access my personal calendar, to-dos, photos, and documents on several devices is probably what the Jetsons considered “old school.” I think it’s awesome. However, in my recent searches for […]

Your iPhone Does More Than Snapchat

I am a huge productivity app nerd, and I fully admit it! I love trying new apps on my phone and seeing how I can incorporate them into my personal and professional life. Sometimes they aren’t a good fit, but some have become a part of my every day. Below is a powerpoint from a […]

My Top 3 Favorite Piano Resources

[Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/martijndevalk/] I have been teaching piano privately for several years, and have recently been teaching a semester-long elective piano class at my school. Both environments have their advantages and disadvantages, but I find that my teaching style and content remain fairly consistent. There are three areas that I cover in each lesson I […]

Review – MusicTeachingResources.com

If you teach private lessons or a class piano/guitar course at your school, there is often the flexibility to explore your own resources to teach your curriculum. Or on the contrary, maybe you feel like you need to make your own resources because your budget doesn’t allow for purchasing theory texts or workbooks. Or maybe you […]

Seth Godin’s “Linchpin” and Why Every Educator Should Read It

I am an occasional visitor on Seth Godin’s blog, not frequent enough to call myself a dedicated reader, but enough to know to seek his writing when I’m craving thought-provoking and inspirational ideas. I have blogged about one of his posts before, and I just find him to be one of the greatest thinkers of […]

Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

[Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37753256@N08/] After 6 months of marriage, I finally got my license changed with my new name and new address, which obviously means I left the DMV and headed straight to the library to get my official library card. What? Not everyone does that? Interesting. It’s free books, guys. Anyway, I had pondered what would […]

4 iOS Apps That Make Me Feel Like the Most Productive Teacher Ever

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneyrian/ I have an illness. I download productivity apps like they were giving away money inside the app. I’ve written about a few apps I like on my blog before, but I have to share with you these four treasures. Some of them I have used for months, some I just started using this […]