it’s taken a while to write this post but here goes. i understand that many things conspired to make this moment a reality, so i’d rather swell my feelings in gratitude than anything else. a double degree in music business marketing and contemporary writing & production from the prestigious berklee college of music didn’t come easy, so i realize that it was due to 3 important entities that this dream became an actuality. part I - to my friends: to the first friend of mine who heard me sing - thank you for visiting that day and standing outside my bedroom door till i finished the song, and for loving who i am. thank you to the friends who came to the first few open mics i performed at, and beyond - thank you for always supporting my voice, sharing my work and singing my songs - you have no idea how much love you helped me breathe into my work. to the friend who’d mouth the words to our favorite covers in the crowd while i performed them - thank you for not letting me forget the words. to the friend who stuck a ‘happy birthday’ sign on my dorm room wall - thank you for showing me more love than i’d ever hope for. to the friend who spent 5 hours in an overnight bus helping me pan out my dreams - thank you for opening my eyes. to the friend who can smoke more than anyone i know - thank you for reminding me what music is really about. to the friend who left - thank you for letting me be my truest self. to the friends who tirelessly wrote, recorded and played with me - thank you for making me a stronger yet more sensitive artist. to the friends who called me to their shows - thank you for the gift of your music and letting me revel in your light with you. to the friends who have let me be a part of their shows - thank you for trusting me with your art. to the friends who have always been honest - thank you for the criticism, i’d be 100 steps behind without you. to the friend that gave me more time than most - thank you for not letting me waste it. to
Here we are! 🎶 That is a part of an arrangement of "Body and Soul" for vibraphone solo that I wrote being inspired by my teachers Ed Saindon and Gustavo Agatiello. Check my Facebook for the full version 😃
Yann Tiersen (second from left) in concert. I’ve always adored the soundtrack to Amelie but learning that the songs were originally written about a young girl who drowned in the sinking of a British steamship made so much sense. Tiersen’s music is gutting, haunting, beautiful. The musicians’ movements around the stage playing all those instruments created one of the most dynamic musical performances I’ve ever seen.
No matter what life throws at me, I’m forever grateful that 23 years ago, my parents got fed up with my incessant tapping, bought me my first drum kit, and enrolled me in lessons. To this day there is still no place I feel more comfortable and confident than behind a kit. Music is everything to me, and I’m thankful. #justplay
#20190521#tigranhamasyan#masterclass . I am very honored to be invited Tigran’s Masterclass! Thank you for the piano department 🙌🏻💜 Such a great inspiration. It was hard though......... It seems like it takes at least 100 years to acquire his stuff that I got from the masterclass 😀😅😂
It’s never too late to share a moment like this... It’s been 4 years already, and I can’t believe I’m done with it! I literally have no words to describe how I felt that day... I pretty much remembered all the moments and situations I’ve been through in the US, which were not easy at all. I keep thinking on how was I able to manage of all of that!? First of all, I cannot be more thankful to my family who were my biggest support throughout the years. Certainly, without them, I couldn’t have done at all! Second, I wanna thank all my professors from Berklee, @applyprep who helped on the entire process before coming to college. And MAINLY, I wanna thank God for allowing me to follow my dreams! Now, it’s time to continue the journey! See you soon LA! 🔊🇺🇸🇧🇷📀💿📹💽#berkleecollegeofmusic #berkleeclassof2019#graduation#musicproduction#engineering Nunca é tarde demais para compartilhar um momento como este ... Já se passaram quatro anos e não posso acreditar que terminei com tudo disso! Eu literalmente não tenho palavras para descrever como me senti naquele dia ... praticamente me lembrei de todos os momentos e situações pelos quais passei nos EUA, que não foram nada fáceis. Eu continuo pensando em como eu consegui tudo isso? Em primeiro lugar, não posso ser mais grato à minha família que foi meu maior apoio ao longo dos anos. Certamente, sem eles, eu não poderia ter feito nada! Em segundo lugar, quero agradecer a todos os meus professores da Berklee, @applyprep, que ajudaram em todo o processo antes de vir para a faculdade. E, principalmente, quero agradecer a Deus por me permitir seguir os meus sonhos! Agora é hora de continuar o sonho!
Hi everyone, quick reminder that we are hosting a Creative Passport forum in Boston this afternoon. Come and get involved in helping to transform the music industry for the better. 2pm at 1140 Boylston Road, Berklee College of Music, 22 Fenway, Room 204. #thecreativepassport#musicmaker#myceliaworldtour http://bit.ly/cp-boston