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Post Category: Inspiration & Motivation

Introducing The Versatile Musician Membership!

Today is the day!  After months of early mornings and late nights and binge-working sessions while my son was at camp, I can finally make this announcement!  The Versatile Musician membership is now ...
Why solfege Brenda Earle Stokes talks about solfege and musicianship.

Why Solfege?

One of the questions that’s come up a many times is “why solfege?”  My Solfege Journey I was very fortunate to study solfege privately in Toronto somewhere in my early 20s. It’s a funny ...

A Sneak Peek Inside The Versatile Musician Membership

Today is the day!  After months of early mornings and late nights and binge-working sessions while my son was at camp, I can finally make this announcement!   The Versatile Musician membership is ...
Brenda Earle Stokes performing on a cruise ship in the piano bar

Throwback: My cruise ship life

#throwbackthursday My first long term gig was as a singalong piano bar entertainer for Norwegian Cruise Lines back in the year 2000. At that point, I was a pretty established emerging jazz pianist ...
Motivational speech given by singer pianist

Motivation Monday: Are we having any fun?

As artists, we can sometimes get so bogged down by our serious study, that we forget to ask one simple question:  Are we having any fun?  This is another video in my series called Motivation! ...
motivation Monday post music tips by Brenda Earle Stokes

Motivation Monday: New is not always better

One of the biggest issues I see with emerging musicians is that they are always on quest to learn new material.  The issue?  NEW IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER! This week’s video In this week’s ...

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