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The Music Mentor Podcast

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Professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga created these 12-15min podcasts with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews. Some of his credits include: The Jonas Brothers, Richie Kotzen, Gary Cherone, Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Streetlight Manifesto, Yordano, Victoria Justice and Cobra Starship among others. Demian proudly endorses: Zildjian, Vater, Ultimate Ears, Latin Percussion, Remo, Gibraltar, Cympad, Nirvana Handpans, Eucatape and Kala brand U-Basses

Professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga created these 12-15min podcasts with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews. Some of his credits include: The Jonas Brothers, Richie Kotzen, Gary Cherone, Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Streetlight Manifesto, Yordano, Victoria Justice and Cobra Starship among others. Demian proudly endorses: Zildjian, Vater, Ultimate Ears, Latin Percussion, Remo, Gibraltar, Cympad, Nirvana Handpans, Eucatape and Kala brand U-Basses

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

Professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga created these 12-15min podcasts with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews. Some of his credits include: The Jonas Brothers, Richie Kotzen, Gary Cherone, Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Streetlight Manifesto, Yordano, Victoria Justice and Cobra Starship among others. Demian proudly endorses: Zildjian, Vater, Ultimate Ears, Latin Percussion, Remo, Gibraltar, Cympad, Nirvana Handpans, Eucatape and Kala brand U-Basses

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 248 - About TikTok

6/28/2022
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about TikTok ant the role I feel it can play in a musician just like myself.

Duration:00:15:43

Ep 247 - Do We Need A Brand?

6/15/2022
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share some thoughts about this idea that a brand is an absolute must for musicians. I discuss how promoting yourself is not the smartest idea depending on the setting.

Duration:00:12:54

Ep 246 - Respect Cover Songs!!

6/7/2022
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I talk about how important it is to respect and properly learn cover songs. Maybe you've heard that "we play how we practice" when it comes to sports, and it sure applies to music, however, today I illustrate it more like this: how you play cover songs is how you play "real" songs.

Duration:00:17:15

Ep 245 - Lolapalooza

5/30/2022
On this week's rather personal episode, I chat about my experience performing at Lolapalooza festivals in South America and ohh yeah, I chat about how we almost died when lighting hit our plane.

Duration:00:20:00

Ep 244 - Year To Date

5/23/2022
On this week's episode I give you a quick run down as to what 2022 has been for me. I include things such as working with Miley, Coachella with Carly Rae Jepsen and stay tuned til the end for a special announcement!

Duration:00:19:01

Ep 243 - Interview w/ Sarah Kendzior

3/22/2021
On this week's very special episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I got to sit down with one of the most intelligent, interesting, eloquent humans I have ever met aka Sarah Kendzior! Sarah is a best selling author and her books "The View From Flyover Country" and "Hiding In Plain Site" are absolutely incredible. You can find these books here: https://www.sarahkendzior.com We talk about her love for music, her favorite band Guns N' Roses and much more and although we do get a little bit into...

Duration:01:03:33

Ep 242 - Interview w/ Dave DiCenso

3/15/2021
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share with you a conversation/interview I had with one of the best musicians, drummers and educators in the game aka Dave DiCenso. Our long convo touched upon topics such as: Covid, online lessons, the impostor syndrome, his former student Adam Deitch, what its like bouncing from totally different music styles and much more. To learn more about Dave please visit www.davedicenso.com where you can also purchase his incredible books:...

Duration:01:18:30

Ep 241 - Mind Reading?!

2/23/2021
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about how sometimes as both a live or session musician we don't get the most direct and obvious of directions and we end up having to read the mind or pretty much guess, what we are asked to do. I raise a few things to keep in mind as well as share a few tips to actually try and read minds.

Duration:00:13:17

Ep 240 - 5 Years!!

2/15/2021
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I celebrate with you all the 5 year anniversary of this crazy show. I not only give thanks to each and every one of you but I also ask you for some pointers, suggestions and more to make the next 5 years even better.

Duration:00:13:59

Ep 239 - Reach Out To Your Friends

9/22/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about the importance of reaching out to our friends, specially during the times we're all going through. One text, one email, one phone call might be precisely what they need.

Duration:00:09:58

Ep 238 - Twitch Schedule & Update

9/15/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I quickly chat about what a wonderful platform Twitch has been, why I recommend it to EVERYBODY and what my schedule is looking like these days.

Duration:00:12:02

Ep 237 - Should You Buy An Electronic Drumset?

9/8/2020
On this week's very drum-centric episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I discuss some of the advantages of getting yourself an Electronic drum set, why I think it might good an option and I also tell you what I did and would recommend most people do.

Duration:00:15:58

Ep 236 - Getting Out Of Our Own Heads

9/1/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I tell you about the one thing that has helped me get out of my own headspace and which has allowed me to find empathy and musical inspiration.

Duration:00:10:00

Ep 235 - One For The Non Percussionists

8/25/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I break down what I think are the best choices for someone who wants to get started on percussion. Maybe you've had a interest in this world for a while, or maybe you are faced with the task of recording yourself since the world is an absolute whirlwind at the moment. Whatever the reason, these tips and suggestions might help you choose a few instruments and more importantly, know why you're getting them.

Duration:00:17:24

Ep 234 - Listen To Their Influences

8/17/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share with you something that has allowed me to connect deeper, not only with the music I must learn, but also with the artists on a personal level. Listening to what THEY listen to, understand it and respect it.

Duration:00:09:57

Ep 233 - Connect The Dots

8/11/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about something I find very interesting which is when two things that don't seem to be connected are in actuality not only connected but they are the reason the other one exists.

Duration:00:10:16

Ep 232 - Twitch, Twitch and Twitch some more!!

8/3/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share with you some of my young, yet incredible experience, as a streamer, specifically on TWITCH. I absolutely love this platform! If you have ever wondered what it's about, how to get started and advantages of adding this to your creative output arsenal, then this is the episode for you!

Duration:00:14:20

Ep 231 - Multi-Lingual Inspiration

7/27/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I try to bring you something different. One of the things I like to do in order to feel inspired and also take a deep dive into why I love music in the first place, is listening to songs whose sung language I don't understand. There's something captivating about hearing words for the first time, things I don't understand and the stories/themes I try to make up in my mind. Check out 3 recommendations from Cameroon, Costa Rica and The...

Duration:00:11:02

Ep 230 - Reinvention Time?

7/20/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about how, during these reflective, paused times, we can very well use the time we have in our hands to reinvent ourselves, but... is that something we really want?

Duration:00:12:14

Ep 229 - Optimizing Zoom For Lessons

7/13/2020
On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I continue with the online education ecosystem theme and get into Zoom and how to get the best out of it for your lesson at home, not only as a teacher but as a student as well.

Duration:00:10:41