MUSIC INDUSTRY CAREER PATHS START WITH A FOUNDATION @ TSF
TSF provides Musical Instrument Lessons, Songwriting Courses, Recording, Audio Production & Music Business classes. Artist Development and Band coaching. All Ages, All genres. Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Manager, Booking Agent, Tour Manager. Wherever you are in your development, every artist needs a sound foundation to build their future on. There are over 80 career paths in the music industry. Which one will you take?
INSTRUCTION ADDS VALUE TO YOUR CAREER
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! The educated musician, is the empowered musician that will survive and flourish in the ever evolving model of the music industry. Aspiring musicians, songwriters, engineers and producers, and avid music lovers pursuing a career in the music business—ALL have a place at TSF. TSF bridges the gap between the artist and the industry with customized artist development and music business education. All Ages, All genres
Our hand-picked panel of music industry alumni are passionate in their craft and serious about sharing their knowledge with you as instructors and mentors. In addition to private instruction in instruments such as GUITAR & BASS, DRUMS, VOICE and PIANO & KEYS, we offer courses, workshops and consultation in the key disciplines of the music industry such as:
- Musical Instrument, Vocal Technique & Songwriting lessons
- Music Business, Promotion and Marketing
- Brand and Artist Development
- Mentorship through music program
- Gig and Tour Booking
- Live Performance Coaching
- Audio Production and Recording
- Physical and Digital Distribution
- Publishing and Licensing
- Music Therapy & artistic expression in the therapeutic environment
Contact us to schedule your initial consultation at The Sound Foundation studios in Dallas, TX near the world famous Deep Ellum Entertainment district, or online, from wherever you are.
OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS HAVE WORKED WITH
NORMAN MATTHEW | TSF Founder. Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist for AS STRANGE AS ANGELS, NEVER 3NOUGH, MURDER FM. Worked with Platinum Producers Beau Hill (Ratt, Alice Cooper, Interscope Records), Steve Kravac (Blink 182, MxPx). Scored Two Top 10 Videos on SCUZZ TV in Europe. Featured on the popular video game ROCK BAND 3. | normanmatthew.com
Areas of Instruction | Artist Development, Songwriting, Recording & Production, Music Business Consultant, Band Coaching, Guitar, Bass, Drums
JOHNNY KELLY | Drummer for Platinum acts TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG. Featured in The Blair Witch Project, Freddy Vs Jason, Mortal Kombat soundtracks. Debuted on BILLBOARD @ #42. Featured on MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone.
Areas of Instruction | Artist Development, Band Coaching, Songwriting, Music Business Consultant, Drums
CJ PIERCE | Guitarist, Songwriter for Platinum selling artist DROWNING POOL. Featured on SAW 3, WWE Smackdown, The Punisher soundtracks. Signed to Wind Up Records, Eleven Seven Music & eOne. Toured with OZZFEST, SEVENDUST, SHINEDOWN, PAPA ROACH.
Areas of Instruction | Artist Development, Songwriting, Recording & Production, Band Coaching, Music Business Consultant, Guitar, Bass
NICK PAGE | Managed Platinum Selling UK Artist The Darkness. Mixed BB King's "Live". Digital Editor for Pete Yorn, The Bronx, Fuel. Composer for "Batman Vs Superman", NBC's "Nightshift", BBC's "Bucket".
Areas Of Instruction | Production, Mixing, Engineering, Editing, Songwriting, Composing
MICHELLE GRAVES | Dallas Observer Multi Media Executive. Drummer for AS STRANGE AS ANGELS, Warner Chapel in Nashville. Board of Directors @ Breast Cancer Can Stick It.
Areas Of Instruction | Artist Development, Band Coaching, Songwriting
GERALD IRAGORRI | Drummer for award winning 1985 Arts Magnet Jazz Combo. Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. Studied under highly respected educators Henry Oxtel, Gene Glover and Paul Guerrero. Reknowned session, studio and live drummer.
Areas Of Instruction | Artist Development, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Band Coaching
CRISTAL GIVENS | Music Business, Marketing & Digital Media. Worked with Cake, Ani DiFranco, Virgin Records, Righteous Babe Records, Capricorn Records, Pointblank Records. 15+ years in traditional digital marketing. Co Owner of the digital agency Content Pilot.
Areas Of Instruction | Music Business, Publishing, Marketing and Publicity, Social and Digital Media
DC DAVIS | Branded "the Sybil of Sci-Fi Songs" and the "Stevie Nicks of Steampunk". Graduate from HSPVA, Co-creator of all-female alterna-prog-rock band VELVET HAMMER. Garnered a coveted publishing development deal with Island/Polygram. Co-wrote & released the symphonic popera, "Butterfly Tree. Captured in MTV videos(Testament's “Nobody's Fault”), on film in “Urban Cowboy”, house singer at world-famous Gilley’s Nightclub,
Areas Of Instruction | Vocal Technique, Songwriting, Piano, Vocals, Band Coaching, Artist Development
ERIC SYKES | Accomplished guitarist/bassist in the Dallas area. Has been performing and teaching for over 20 years. Bachelors Degree in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, trained in all styles of music; Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, and Classical. Member of the Russ Martin Band, Whitesnake Tribute Saints & Sinners
Areas Of Instruction | Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, Theory, Band Coaching, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Artist Development
SUMMER AMES | Independent Music Award winning singer/songwriter enjoys sharing her love of music with the world. Summer attended LSU for Vocal Performance, Berklee Music School Online for Songwriting & MediaTech Institute for Recording & Engineering. Summer was last seen on NBC’s The Voice and is currently working on her next album.
Areas Of Instruction | Songwriting, Vocal Performance
PEGGY COCKRELL-PHIFE | Licensed Professional Counselor. Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner, using all forms of artistic expression in the therapeutic environment. Experience with counseling artistic students at Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Areas of Expertise | Therapeutic Arts
CHAD STOCKSLAGER | Vocalist/Pianist for Hard Nights Day Beatles Tribute, King Bucks, Simon & Garfunkel Tribute
Areas Of Instruction | Piano, Vocals, Songwriting, Beginner Guitar
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