How I Improved My Skills Quickly (a musical story)

Over the last 12 years I have had many talented partners  (Jay Levinson-Guerrilla Marketing, Michael Port-Product Factory, Craig Valentine – World Class Speaking and others). In each of these relationships I was inspired to be more creative and productive than would have been on my own.

3 months ago I found another partner who has inspired me to be better than I could have been on my own — but in my musical life.  Here’s the story…

As some of you know I have played music most my life and have become an accomplished guitarist (my jazz guitar solo on Chick Corea’s Spain).  Over the years I have worked to bring my singing up to the level of my guitar playing and to do that I take vocal lessons every few years.

A few months ago a sought out a vocal coach (see pic) in Scottsdale AZ where I live.  I am a firm believer that a good coach can help you in any area.

Long story short, after working on a few of my originals as well as some John Mayer, Sting (my take on Sting’s Fragile) and some other cool tunes we decided to work together as a duo.  We now rehearse twice a week and have about 50 songs we perform at our gig in the Phoenix area.

The way I see it what better way to improve quickly then to get a gig with your coach who is an amazing singer :)  While it was initially slightly intimidating I have improved my singing dramatically in less than 3 months.

This leads me to a question you may want to ponder…


Who could you partner with that would inspire you to improve your skills quickly?
(Tip: You may have to get out of your comfort zone)


Visit my You Tube Music Channel and scan the playlist on the right to see the videos I have put up in the last few months.  I have nearly 1000 subscribers, hope you can push me over that number :)

You can hear my originals and join my mailing list at: and if you want to hear us play and hang out in Phoenix? email me