From Passions To Profits: Music Teacher’s Helper With Brandon Pearce

From Passions to Profits: Music Teacher’s Helper with Brandon Pearce

Today, we're traveling to Bali, Indonesia to chat with Brandon Pearce, a piano teacher turned computer programmer turned entrepreneur. Brandon is the creator and owner of Music Teacher's Helper, a web-based software management system that helps music teachers run their own music studios. Brandon started out by building Music Teacher's Helper for his own needs, but after realizing that there was a…

Leaps Of Faith: Saga Fest Iceland With Scott Shigeoka

Leaps of Faith: Saga Fest Iceland with Scott Shigeoka

Today's episode is a continuation of last week's conversations about festival startups. In Episode #3, we heard from David Koren, the Executive Producer of FIGMENT, a participatory arts festival that has been going strong in New York and around the U.S. since 2007. And now, we're going to hear from an arts entrepreneur who's journey as a festival producer has just begun. Scott Shigeoka…

From Bathrooms To Breweries: Immersive Theater With The Speakeasy Society

From Bathrooms to Breweries: Immersive Theater with The Speakeasy Society

Today's guests are Genevieve Gearhart and Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, two of the three co-artistic directors from The Speakeasy Society, a Los Angeles-based theater company dedicated to creating innovative, site-specific, theatrical events. Over the holidays, I was fortunate to stumble into one of their hallmark performances -- a twisted adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, Ebenezer, which took place at Golden Road…