Month: September 2016

All the Job Opportunities You Can Get from Going to Music School

When I was growing up all of my friends wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument. Out of all of us only I actually learned music. I have friends who can play some music on a guitar or pick out a tune on a piano. However, I was the only one to want to go to music school to be able to play music and write songs at a professional level. I remember writing songs with my friends as a young teenager. We had all of those emotions, and we put them on paper. They all had varying natural abilities, but they never pursued it professionally. If you want to make a living in music, you need to be a professional. That requires an extraordinary amount of work.

You also need a good school that will help you build a portfolio that you can actually use when you want to go to work. Not everyone who becomes a professional musician is going to be the star. The popular singers all need musicians. The orchestras need musicians. People that want songs written turn to professional songwriters, even those pop stars everyone likes. The biggest musical stars use professional musicians and songwriters to keep their careers going. Rarely is there the big star who does it all on his or her own.

I have played music in studios for recording artists, and I have played on stage for live music. I have had a part in soundtracks for movies and even playing music for commercials for TV and radio. I do well working in the music industry. If you are a real professional, people in the industry will recommend you to others. You will get a name for yourself as someone who can get the job done well. There are many more jobs in music than just being the star.

We Rented a Party Bus to Get All of Us to Niagara Falls

Our US relatives have never seen the Falls from the Canadian side. They were coming up to visit, so we figured we would take a trip down to Niagara Falls while they where here. They had just gotten their passports to travel, and their summer vacation was a trip to Great Britain to see relatives there and then to us up in Canada. They only live about three hours from the Falls south of the Canadian border. We rented a party bus limo from to take us all there and back. This way both of our families could ride together in the same vehicle and be comfortable the whole way there and back.

We stocked the beverage bar in the party bus with soft drinks and snacks. You have to have lots of snacks when you have kids along. Not being cramped riding in a couple of minivans really helped the kids be good. They could move around in the party bus. They enjoyed watching stuff on the big flat screen television, and the adults enjoyed conversation. Sure, these buses are made for bachelor and bridal parties as well as weddings and proms, but they also can be put into service for a whole lot of other events too.You do not have to turn on the strobe lights or crank up the music in a party bus. You do not have to dance around the dance pole that is in a lot of models either. You can just enjoy the comfortable room-like seating and climate control.

Party buses have mirrored ceilings and cool LED lighting too. All of that stuff is designed to really enhance a party atmosphere. We rented the bus more for its comfort and having a professional driver. We enjoyed our transportation to Niagara Falls and back, and we were happy to not have any cranky kids because of the fun party bus ride.