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How To Tap Into Your Creative Potential as a Songwriter
Songwriting is a form of creative expression that can be both exciting and challenging. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced songwriter, there are always ways to tap into your creative potential and take your songwriting skills to the next level. In this blog...
MI Graduate Spotlight: Drummer Karl-Johan Wigander
Meet Karl-Johan Wigander, an MI drum graduate who has found his spot as a successful touring musician.
Musicians Institute Statement On Black History Month
Musicians Institute celebrates Black History Month 2023.
Musicians Institute Instructor Spotlight: Audio Engineer T.J. Helmerich
Meet T.J. Helmerich, an MI Audio Engineer program instructor, guitarist and vocalist.
Musicians Institute Industry Mentors Winter 2023
Meet your Winter 2023 MI Industry Mentors.
Steve Vai Defines His True Meaning of Success At Musicians Institute
Steve Vai came for a clinic at MI and dropped a lot of gems.
#TBT: Jeff Porcaro of Toto
For this weeks #TBT post, we bright back this gem from the Musicians Institute vault, a special clinic from Jeff Porcaro, one of the most revered drummers in modern music. MI is lucky to have this footage, as his life was tragically cut short when he was only 38 years...
#TBT Michael Ruff Visits MI ( With Sheryl Crow as Back-up Singer)
A while back, we shared this pretty sweet find from the MI vault: a performance by Michael Ruff, with a very young Sheryl Crow singing backup! Ruff is a multiple Grammy Award nominated songwriter and producer, who has released many solo albums. He has written, toured...
#TBT Jaco Pastorius
Jaco Pastorius is widely considered one of the most influential bassists of all time, so to celebrate our first #TBT post, here are some Jaco performances that’ll inspire you to get you back into the practice room real quick! Opening for Joni Mitchell. Weather Report...
A Conversation With: Aaron Mercier of Mercier Guitars
Aaron Mercier is a guitarist for Kings Of Carnage, and a Musicians Institute alumnus who is keeping very busy in many areas of the music industry, both as a performer and a man behind the scenes. On a recent visit back to the MI campus, Aaron spoke to The Mix about...
Panelist Spotlight: Adam Blackstone
Musicians Institute is proud to bring some of the best working musicians onto our campus to inspire our students and give them insight into what a career in the music industry holds. With this new series on our blog, we will start to highlight upcoming clinicians or...
The Life And Career Of MI’s Own: Francis Buckley
Grammy Award®-winning record engineer Francis Buckley’s broad range of experience has seen him occupy the studio seat for breakout bands, established chart-toppers and Hollywood films. Buckley started out working at W.E. Studios in Redondo Beach in 1979. He then went...