About the show

We share the stories and work of music and music-related professionals to encourage hobbyists, budding amateurs, and music and music-related professionals. Make More Music is hosted by a board-certified music therapist to show the wide variety of ways people enter and make a living in music.

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Episodes

  • Episode 53: Directing an Undergraduate Music Therapy Program with Lorna Segall, PhD, MT-BC

    October 4th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 44 secs
    career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, hospice, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, phd, prison, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with my colleague and friend Dr. Lorna Segall. She shares her musical backstory, a little about music therapy, and what it's like to consider the academic trajectory of incoming undergraduates.

  • Episode 52: [Valwood Studios] when your high school bandmates start a recording studio

    August 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 28 mins
    audio engineer, career, creative, drew charron, drums, gear, guitar, home studio, interview, j.t. butcher, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music studio, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter, valwood studios

    On this episode we chat with my long time friends and previous bandmates, J.T. Butcher and Drew Charron... and we talk about their careers in music and path to renovating a home into a recording studio. This one's killer.

  • Episode 51: [Rare Buzz Effects] Community, DIY pedals, and below average guitarists with John Esterly

    July 19th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 30 secs
    career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, guitar nerds, interview, john esterly, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, rare buzz effects, rare buzzer, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with pedal company owner & DIY supporter John Esterly of Rare Buzz Effects. He shares his musical backstory, an intro to DIY pedals, and more.

  • Episode 50: Pyeng Threadgill: Connecting through voice with voice & movement coach, voiceover artist, and singer-songwriter

    July 6th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bipoc, career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, pyeng threadgill, song, songwriter, vocal, voice, voice and movement

    On this episode we chat with vocalist, educator, and artist Pyeng Threadgill. She shares her musical backstory, about vocal health, and how she creates safe spaces for non-binary and BIPOC to explore their voice.

  • Episode 49: [Chase Bliss Audio] Joel Korte talks the path towards health, self-acceptance, and chasing your bliss through music

    June 21st, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 19 mins
    bliss factory, career, chase bliss, chase bliss audio, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, joel korte, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter, synth, zvex

    On this episode we chat with the gear community hot topic himself, Joel Korte of Chase Bliss Audio. He shares his musical backstory, we talk about his unique path to gear, finding his way through traumatic experiences, stuttering & self-acceptance, and we talk about consumerism in the pedal industry.

  • Episode 48: Grant & Karen from BIG EAR pedals: Pedal Power Couple talks Autism Awareness

    June 7th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 25 mins
    autism, big ear nyc, big ear pedals, career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with the awesome pedal power couple with Grant & Karen from BIG EAR Pedals. They share their backstory and what it's like to navigate the music industry from the autism spectrum.

  • Episode 47: Daniel Donato - Getting Cosmic with artist, singer-songwriter, and country guitar phenom

    May 25th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 29 mins
    alt country, career, chickin pickin, cosmic country, creative, daniel donato, drums, gear, grateful dead, guitar, guitarist, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter, telecasters

    On this episode we chat with the incomparable Daniel Donato. He shares his musical backstory, we talk the Grateful Dead, the origins of Cosmic Country, telecasters, dive into the vibrational truth of Mickey Mouse, and more.

  • Episode 46: Pioneering Podcast Radio with W. B. Walker [The Old Soul Radio Show]

    May 10th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 20 mins
    alt country, americana, career, colter wall, country music, creative, drums, folk, gear, guitar, indie, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, old soul radio show, song, songwriter, sturgill simpson, tyler childers, w. b. walker, wb walker

    On this episode we chat with country music internet savior and podcast radio host, W. B. Walker. He shares his musical backstory, the development of the Old Soul Radio Show, being friends with Colter Wall, mental health, finding Jesus, and more.

  • Episode 45: Gender Equity, Diversity, & Workplace Culture in Music Spaces with Hilary B. Jones [Mid-Riff Podcast]

    April 26th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 1 min
    career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with professor, podcaster, and equity consultant Hilary Jones. She shares her musical backstory, we talk equity & inclusion in the music-related industries, and how you can promote safe spaces in music communities.

  • Episode 44: Offsetting the Status Quo with Emily Harris & Andrew Rinard [Get Offset podcast]

    April 12th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 1 min
    career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with the thoughtful gear community podcasters Emily Harris & Andrew Rinard. They share their musical backstory, all about the podcast, and why hard conversations aren't confronted in the gear community.

  • Episode 43: The Awesome Music Project with Robert Carli & Terry Stuart

    March 29th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins
    amp, awesome music project, canadian music, career, creative, drums, gear, guitar, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, rob carli, robert carli, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with the founders of the Awesome Music Project movement. Rob Carli & Terry Stuart share their divergent backgrounds, how they connected through music, and their ambitious project to spread joy & music therapy advocacy through story-telling.

  • Episode 42: Custom Wound Pickups with Brian Porter [Porter Pickups]

    March 22nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins
    brian porter, career, creative, diy guitar, drums, gear, guitar, guitar pickups, guitarist, interview, music, music business, music industry, music interview, music therapist, music therapy, musician, pickups, porter pickups, song, songwriter

    On this episode we chat with owner of Porter Pickups / Porter Guitars and season three sponsor, Brian Porter. He shares his musical backstory and organic growth of Porter Pickups, learning through failure, and staying people oriented through his business mission.