After months of wishing for more artists and musicians to connect with I finally started to make a little more progress last night. And learned two huge lessons in the process:
- Never leave the house without business cards
- I have really, really got to start practicing more.
Allow me to start this story from the beginning.
While on my way to warm up for choir last week I overheard a few guys talking about their future audition school plans. Normally I would have kept right on walking, but they were hanging outside of the practice room. Not practicing. And I needed a practice room.
So I politely asked them if they were using both of the rooms and when they said no I made a beeline for my preferred room. LOL
As I was setting up, I realized that they were still talking about performing. Now, I was not eavesdropping – I repeat – I was not eavesdropping! I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation and since I am still in need of artists and performers to interview, I decided to just get over my nerves and ask if they would be interested in being interview for Muse Meet Muse (MMM for short).
Both seemed a little hesitate at first, but I think my seriousness of needing a practice room and my smile won them over.
The violinist (of course I can’t recall his name right now! lol) asked me for a business card. I happily stroll back into the room to get one – only to soon realize that I do not have one. Not. A. Single. Friggin’. Card! UGH!
I go back out, let them know that I don’t have any cards right now, but that they can find me all over the social medias under Soprano Musings. Now, when they started to type in the name on their phones – I ain’t gonna lie – I was quietly freaking out!
That has never happened before.
I have spent loads of time thinking of what it would be like for folks to see my blogs and hear my developing sound, but to SEE someone in REAL TIME doing it?
I was NOT ready!
Not only was he polite about it – he went through his contacts to send them an invite! Ya’ll – he scrolled through his ENTIRE contact list and gave me a brief rundown of almost everyone he thought would like to talk to me.
A guy I only met 10 minutes ago did that. And it was scary as hell but so needed.
The last thing I want is for these folks to see my page, become interested, reach out to me, then we meet and my music game not be where it should.
That’s some 7th Level of Hell mess right there. Just thinking about it creeps me out!
Needless to say, I now have added voice, strings (I’m learning guitar and viola), piano, and theory back to my schedule. At least 30 mins of strings, piano, and theory daily. On my vocal rest day I will do 40 mins of all the above.
It’s finally happening. The least I can do is make sure I’m at my best!