RIP Steve Weiss

Over the years, most of my new percussion gear came from this man’s company. I met him a couple of times at his PASIC booth–interesting to speak with. RIP Steve!

http://www.steveweissmusic.com/steve_weiss

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My New Goal!

Recently, I’ve been reading a very interesting blog, which revolves around financial independence. Here’s a guest post from it, that actually captures the spirit of the entire blog!

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/05/26/guest-posting-financial-independence-23-years-later/

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Percussion Jobs!!

Anybody out there in need of some percussion teaching work over the summer? I have contact information for a number of directors that are looking–email or call me for details.

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Marimba for sale!

Take a look at this listing for a Majestic Marimba!

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April is Crazy!

If you haven’t checked my calendar page in awhile, head over there, and notice that April is Crazy!!!

In other words, I finished two weeks of musicals, have a gig at the Blue Wisp on Friday, Easter services at my church all weekend, and then a recital at the Mount, a gig at Pappadeaux, and a percussion concert at Ryle!!!

Not to mention that my son can now “walk” when he holds my hands for balance!

Here are some pics from the musicals:

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Opportunity knocking!

From Steve Weiss’s personal collection:

Jenco Vibraphone!

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Musical Setup!!

Take a look at this setup for a musical I’m performing with this week! I love musicals!

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Looking for Summer Music? Start Here!

If you’re looking for music for your summer festival, church event, or party, please contact me!  I have several performing groups, ranging in size from a single performer to an 8 piece band!  These groups perform a variety of styles, and we’re hungry for gigs!  Please, if you’re looking for music, and are interested in any of my demos (here, here, here, and here), please contact me!

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Columbus Percussion Drum Daze!

You all should check THIS out!

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How to convert Finale files to Sibelius files

Long story short, I find myself dealing with moving back and forth between Finale files and Sibelius files.  I mostly use Sibelius, which works great when others use it as well.  However, there are a lot of people that use Finale, and I am often in the position of switching between the two.  To do so, the most efficient way is to use a file format called MusicXML.  It works great when everyone is on board with that–not so when someone doesn’t know what that means!

 

Regardless, I’m curious to know whether there is anyone else in this situation, and if there is, I’d love to help you out.  How many people in need of file conversions are out there, and what is the conversion worth?  I’ve toyed with the idea of offering a “transcription” service, taking your Finale/Sibelius file and moving it to Sibelius/Finale.  Any takers?

 

Comment or message on Facebook, or email me–I look forward to hearing from you!

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