Q2 Music Mentors


HOME offers quarterly residencies to Music Mentors that lead workshops and seminars. They also post up for monthly in-HOME mentoring hours.

To learn about mentorship opportunities, email musicmentors@helpingmusic.org.

  Anthony Falcone - Mixing and Engineering   Anthony apprenticed under multi-platinum engineer, mixer, producer and Tupac’s right hand man, Dave Aron. With Dave’s guidance, Falcone quickly learned to navigate the demands of music’s biggest artists.  Falcone’s ability to produce quality under pressure led to his breakout achievement: Engineering on Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again”, earning him his first RIAA Certified Platinum Record for hitting over one million song downloads and 360 million plays on YouTube.  His client roster includes Marc Anthony, David Lee Roth, Prince, Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow, Taylor Dayne, Luke James, Nipsey Hussle, YG, DJ Mustard, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Mr. FAB, Ginuwine and Daz Dillinger.   www.mixedbyfalcone.com

Anthony Falcone - Mixing and Engineering

Anthony apprenticed under multi-platinum engineer, mixer, producer and Tupac’s right hand man, Dave Aron. With Dave’s guidance, Falcone quickly learned to navigate the demands of music’s biggest artists.

Falcone’s ability to produce quality under pressure led to his breakout achievement: Engineering on Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again”, earning him his first RIAA Certified Platinum Record for hitting over one million song downloads and 360 million plays on YouTube.

His client roster includes Marc Anthony, David Lee Roth, Prince, Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow, Taylor Dayne, Luke James, Nipsey Hussle, YG, DJ Mustard, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Mr. FAB, Ginuwine and Daz Dillinger.

www.mixedbyfalcone.com

  Femke Weidema - Artist Development   Femke is a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer. After one year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Dutch native decided to try her luck in the Los Angeles Film and TV music scene.  She won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda for a short summer at Chicago's North Western University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, worked for Richard Gibbs, Don Grusin while also working at Hans Zimmer's Prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles.   Her productions are swiftly gaining international attention, and her label LV Music is creating a global hub in Nashville; working with artists from Thailand, China, Canada, the UK, Germany and Scotland.   http://www.thisislv.com/

Femke Weidema - Artist Development

Femke is a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer. After one year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Dutch native decided to try her luck in the Los Angeles Film and TV music scene.

She won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda for a short summer at Chicago's North Western University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, worked for Richard Gibbs, Don Grusin while also working at Hans Zimmer's Prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles. 

Her productions are swiftly gaining international attention, and her label LV Music is creating a global hub in Nashville; working with artists from Thailand, China, Canada, the UK, Germany and Scotland.

http://www.thisislv.com/

  Brian Bauer - Entertainment Marketing   Brian Bauer is President of  Bauer Entertainment Marketing.   Brian is a veteran entertainment marketing strategist with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped 100+ clients including Kanye West, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin360 Amphitheater, Arcade Fire, X Games, NASCAR, and Uber.  Brian has been nominated to Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Nashville’s Next A-List, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader Award.”  Learn more:  http://bit.ly/BrianBauerBio    

Brian Bauer - Entertainment Marketing

Brian Bauer is President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing.

Brian is a veteran entertainment marketing strategist with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped 100+ clients including Kanye West, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin360 Amphitheater, Arcade Fire, X Games, NASCAR, and Uber.

Brian has been nominated to Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Nashville’s Next A-List, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader Award.”

Learn more: http://bit.ly/BrianBauerBio

 

  Scot Sax - Songwriting   Grammy-winning songwriter Scot Sax knows his way around a solid pop song. The Philadelphia musician has been writing them for years with his bands Wanderlust and Feel, and as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.  His catchy “I Am the Summertime,” was featured in the blockbuster “American Pie.” He’s netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”  Through a publishing deal in Los Angeles, Sax also found success writing for artists like Jason Mraz, Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block and Jennifer Love-Hewitt.   http://www.scotsax.com/

Scot Sax - Songwriting

Grammy-winning songwriter Scot Sax knows his way around a solid pop song. The Philadelphia musician has been writing them for years with his bands Wanderlust and Feel, and as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

His catchy “I Am the Summertime,” was featured in the blockbuster “American Pie.” He’s netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

Through a publishing deal in Los Angeles, Sax also found success writing for artists like Jason Mraz, Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block and Jennifer Love-Hewitt.

http://www.scotsax.com/

Wendy Parr - Vocals and Performance

Wendy Parr is one of the country's top vocal coaches sought out by artists, managers, labels & producers world-wide. With her holistic approach and over 27 years of experience Wendy has coached Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Ana Torroja, Mandy Gonzalez, A Great Big World - from the 1st voice lesson to a GRAMMY Award, addressing not only the voice, but also the mental, emotional & physical game supporting artists in every aspect of their creative life.

Founder of The Artist's Circle  - a networking and mindfulness community for creatives, Wendy has led events in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, London, New Zealand, Russia, Australia, Liverpool, Argentina, Uruguay, India and more. Wendy is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, coaches regularly in Los Angeles and New York and via Facetime/ Skype. 

www.wendyparr.com

  Colin Maher - Legal and Management   Colin Maher is the founder of  Whiskey Ghost Entertainment  (WGE), and he is the entertainment lawyer for the new music industry.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, WGE is a hybrid company offering both entertainment law and artist management services.   WGE's mantra is "Don't Get Screwed" when it comes to your music.  On the legal side of WGE, Colin offers reasonable flat fees in order to allow musicians and music start ups of all sizes the ability to seek legal representation while on a budget.  There are so many legal pitfalls in the music industry, and it is absolutely necessary for everyone to seek legal help before signing anything.   https://www.whiskeyghost.com/

Colin Maher - Legal and Management

Colin Maher is the founder of Whiskey Ghost Entertainment (WGE), and he is the entertainment lawyer for the new music industry.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, WGE is a hybrid company offering both entertainment law and artist management services. 

WGE's mantra is "Don't Get Screwed" when it comes to your music.  On the legal side of WGE, Colin offers reasonable flat fees in order to allow musicians and music start ups of all sizes the ability to seek legal representation while on a budget.  There are so many legal pitfalls in the music industry, and it is absolutely necessary for everyone to seek legal help before signing anything.

https://www.whiskeyghost.com/

  Adam Culver - Radio   Adam is the man with a quirky style and a great sense of humor.   Hailing from Bismarck, ND, he's the son of a preacher and a teacher. And Adam admits that the apple fell far from the tree.   He now fronts Nashville rock group, The Future. And just like any good frontman, Adam has a genuine affinity for the sound of his own voice.   You may have heard that angelic voice on Nashville's independent radio, Lightning 100, where Adam hosts Lightning In the Morning and The 615.    www.lightning100.com

Adam Culver - Radio

Adam is the man with a quirky style and a great sense of humor. 

Hailing from Bismarck, ND, he's the son of a preacher and a teacher. And Adam admits that the apple fell far from the tree. 

He now fronts Nashville rock group, The Future. And just like any good frontman, Adam has a genuine affinity for the sound of his own voice. 

You may have heard that angelic voice on Nashville's independent radio, Lightning 100, where Adam hosts Lightning In the Morning and The 615. 

www.lightning100.com

  Mark Miller - Touring, Booking, and the College Market   In 2016, after touring for 11 years as a solo act and another 5 with his wife in a pop duo, Mark Miller founded Brave Enough Artist Agency.  Mark and the Brave Enough team are now dedicated to helping other artists achieve artistic and personal success and serving venues with quality entertainment that builds a positive culture.  Brave Enough Artist Agency works diligently to find and develop these carefully selected artists to bring life, laughter, and inspiration into the world through entertainment.   https://www.braveenough.com/

Mark Miller - Touring, Booking, and the College Market

In 2016, after touring for 11 years as a solo act and another 5 with his wife in a pop duo, Mark Miller founded Brave Enough Artist Agency.

Mark and the Brave Enough team are now dedicated to helping other artists achieve artistic and personal success and serving venues with quality entertainment that builds a positive culture.

Brave Enough Artist Agency works diligently to find and develop these carefully selected artists to bring life, laughter, and inspiration into the world through entertainment.

https://www.braveenough.com/

  Jason Burchard - Music Business Strategy and Investment   Jason is a Co-founder and CEO at  RootNote , a Nashville-based company that builds, supports, and invests in musician-owned companies.  Prior to jumping into the world of music business entrepreneurship, Jason worked as a Fellow at Mustard Seed, a seed stage venture capital firm in London, and as a senior consultant at a Texas-based consultancy. From recording studios in Nairobi to 90’s rock bars in Moscow, Jason’s love of travel and music has taken him to over 45 countries and, finally, to Nashville where he and his brother Jeremy (co-founder number two), have teamed up to support the growing number of incredibly talented artists that lack the expertise, financing, and networks to reach their true potential.    https://www.rootnote.co/

Jason Burchard - Music Business Strategy and Investment

Jason is a Co-founder and CEO at RootNote, a Nashville-based company that builds, supports, and invests in musician-owned companies.

Prior to jumping into the world of music business entrepreneurship, Jason worked as a Fellow at Mustard Seed, a seed stage venture capital firm in London, and as a senior consultant at a Texas-based consultancy. From recording studios in Nairobi to 90’s rock bars in Moscow, Jason’s love of travel and music has taken him to over 45 countries and, finally, to Nashville where he and his brother Jeremy (co-founder number two), have teamed up to support the growing number of incredibly talented artists that lack the expertise, financing, and networks to reach their true potential. 

https://www.rootnote.co/

  Matt McDavid - Production and Editing   Hailing from California with roots in L.A. and San Francisco, Matthew spent nearly 20 years gigging and touring as a guitarist for multiple bands. After moving to Nashville in 2015 he decided to follow his passion for production. Matthew attended S.A.E. and graduated Valedictorian of his class with a degree in Music Production and Engineering.    Soon after graduation, Matthew met H.O.M.E. founder, Logan Crowell, and joined him as a producer and partner at Record Realization, a multi-faceted music and management company. Matthew also creates loop libraries for companies like Presonus and Abelton and offers freelance editing and engineering.   www.recordrealization.com

Matt McDavid - Production and Editing

Hailing from California with roots in L.A. and San Francisco, Matthew spent nearly 20 years gigging and touring as a guitarist for multiple bands. After moving to Nashville in 2015 he decided to follow his passion for production. Matthew attended S.A.E. and graduated Valedictorian of his class with a degree in Music Production and Engineering.  

Soon after graduation, Matthew met H.O.M.E. founder, Logan Crowell, and joined him as a producer and partner at Record Realization, a multi-faceted music and management company. Matthew also creates loop libraries for companies like Presonus and Abelton and offers freelance editing and engineering.

www.recordrealization.com

  Joanna Barbera - Health and Wellness   Joanna Barbera is a yoga and mediation instructor, mindfulness coach and singer-songwriter. For as long as she has been writing music, her love for the mystical and personal pilgrimage has shown through. Born in New York State, Joanna has lived and studied yoga and alternative healing methods in San Francisco, Maui, London, Arizona, and Austin.  These ancient healing and mindfulness techniques would forever change the way she approached life and her path as a musician. Joanna is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others. She is experienced in various styles and each session is designed to meet the individual's specific needs and abilities. In addition, she teaches a weekly Kundalini Yoga class at  Kundalini Rising Studio  and facilitates workshops aimed at healing and empowerment.    https://www.joannabarbera.com/

Joanna Barbera - Health and Wellness

Joanna Barbera is a yoga and mediation instructor, mindfulness coach and singer-songwriter.
For as long as she has been writing music, her love for the mystical and personal pilgrimage has shown through. Born in New York State, Joanna has lived and studied yoga and alternative healing methods in San Francisco, Maui, London, Arizona, and Austin.

These ancient healing and mindfulness techniques would forever change the way she approached life and her path as a musician. Joanna is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others. She is experienced in various styles and each session is designed to meet the individual's specific needs and abilities. In addition, she teaches a weekly Kundalini Yoga class at Kundalini Rising Studio and facilitates workshops aimed at healing and empowerment. 

https://www.joannabarbera.com/

  Greg Oliveras - Discipline and Productivity   Greg is not your typical musician. Not only does he have serious chops on multiple instruments, he also has perfect pitch and a deep understanding of music theory.   His work ethic and rigorous practice routine keep him in top physical shape and delivering peak performances with each show he plays.  By day Greg is a marketing analyst for Nielsen. By night Greg plays for EverSōl, Jon Reynolds, and continues working on his own solo projects. Whether he's in the crossfit gym, cast on a British TV Show, performing on stage, in a cowrite, or in the board room, Greg brings his A-Game every time.   www.gregoliveras.com

Greg Oliveras - Discipline and Productivity

Greg is not your typical musician. Not only does he have serious chops on multiple instruments, he also has perfect pitch and a deep understanding of music theory. 

His work ethic and rigorous practice routine keep him in top physical shape and delivering peak performances with each show he plays.

By day Greg is a marketing analyst for Nielsen. By night Greg plays for EverSōl, Jon Reynolds, and continues working on his own solo projects. Whether he's in the crossfit gym, cast on a British TV Show, performing on stage, in a cowrite, or in the board room, Greg brings his A-Game every time.

www.gregoliveras.com