How to Deal With Negative Criticism

Negative criticism is an unavoidable part of being a performer. As much as we could hope to prevent it, criticism comes with the territory and so learning how to receive it or “handle” it is an important part of being able to succeed in music. During this episode of our Teen Jazz Radio podcast, we …

How to Improve Your Singing or Playing

We recently had a question submitted by one of our readers. It was “How can improve my singing?” But since we also have a number of members who play instruments, we’ve extended the question to include “how to improve my singing or playing?” As part of this podcast episode, we give you tips to improve …

The First Gig

A note from Shannon: The following is a guest post from J. M. Riley. I thought it would be fun to try something a little different and include a fictional “first gig” experience from an up and coming writer. We hope you enjoy this post and we’d love to hear about your first gig experiences …

How to Get Noticed

Have you ever wondered how to get noticed or how to stand out in the music industry? If you have, you’re not alone. One of our Teen Jazz members recently asked what he could do to stand out amongst his peers as a performer, so we answered his question as part of our most recent …

On Communicating With Your Audience

Communication (through any medium) is something that I read about constantly. I’ve found that whether one is communicating through advertising, through blogging, on the phone, during presentations, during seminars, through content marketing, it doesn’t matter – the advice is always the same: 1. Know your audience. 2. Keep it simple. 3. Be an expert. 4. …

How to Sell More Music

Hey everyone! Welcome to the latest emission of Teen Jazz Radio, a part of TeenJazz.com, an online community of up and coming musicians. I’m Shannon Kennedy, your host and I’d like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen to our show and to the fantastic young artists we …

But I Thought It Was a Hit!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the latest emission of Teen Jazz Radio, a part of TeenJazz.com, an online community of up and coming musicians. I’m Shannon Kennedy, your host and I’d like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen to our show and to the fantastic young artists we …

Three Little Words – “What’s your fee?”

This is a guest post by saxophonist Adam Larson. As a musician, I find that one of the most difficult things to do is to negotiate fees for yourself for performances, recordings, etc. As an artist, I can relate to what I believe holds truth for many of my colleagues, which is that we often …

Want to know how to Increase your online presence?

Hey everyone! Welcome to the latest emission of Teen Jazz Radio, a part of TeenJazz.com, an online community of up and coming musicians. I’m Shannon Kennedy, your host and I’d like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen to our show and to the fantastic young artists we …

Celebrating 10 Years of Teen Jazz + An Announcement

Hello, hello. Welcome to the latest episode of Teen Jazz Radio and a very special one indeed. This month we’re celebrating 10 years of Teen Jazz and 2 years since it’s relaunch. I started Teen Jazz back in December of 2004 and although the site has seen many redesigns and repurposing, it’s officially ten years …