I Am ATX Dreaming Studios

I Am ATX Dreaming Studios

The Start of My Love for Music

The year was 1998 and it was Christmas morning.  The year prior I had run the gamut of things to try in order to get a drum-set from my parents.  Good grades, chores, taking care of little sister, etc…  Of course, my parents had their apprehensions.  They got me a little acoustic guitar the Christmas before and I gave up playing it.  My heart just simply wasn’t in it.  I was a drummer and I knew it in my heart.  

Like every Christmas before, it was a special morning. My parents were groggy drinking coffee and the kids were giddy with excitement as they opened their presents.  After all the presents had been opened and there was no sign of a drum-kit I was disappointed, to say the least.  About an hour went by and my Dad tells me to take some chairs down to the basement.  As I turned the corner off the stairs I saw it; a giant box with black letters that read TAMA!  I couldn’t believe it!  I was beyond ecstatic and after showing appreciation and gratitude to my parents, I spent the whole day putting it together; meticulously tightening every screw and tuning every head.  That day was the start of my love affair with music and everything about it.

When someone asks me what kind of music I listen to, I always have the same cliché response which is, “I listen to all kinds”.  I love all genres of music, including the ones that are hard to listen to (ex. Dillinger Escape Plan).  I respect the effort and talent that goes into every aspect of making music.  It is the one thing in this world that can bring people together in happiness without any adverse effects (well, maybe slight hearing loss).  In sticking with my belief that all music should be treated as equal, I came across an article  which frustrated me to no end.  In the article stated that Metallica could potentially be the new Super Bowl Halftime act, or, it could be Bruno Mars, AGAIN (he did it in 2014).  Personally, I think we should spread the love and give another genre of music a chance to shine; but that’s just me.  If you would like to vote to have Metallica perform, you can go to this link and sign the petition.

Anyways, back to the story. Skip ahead a few years and I am now out of the Army. I’m happily married to my wife of five years and I have two sons, ages four and two.  I moved my family to Austin to be closer to the music scene and it just so happens to be a place where I can have a tech job on the side to pay the bills.  I am also going to school at night for my degree in Music Business, Performance and Technology.  My dream is to open a recording studio that doesn’t discriminate against genres of music.  A place that provides opportunities to down and out Veterans and has the absolute best reputation for treating artists with respect.  I want to be able to help artists realize their dreams in their music.  I want to capture the quality of their sounds and uniqueness of their character.  I want to be a producer that approaches projects with honesty, integrity and grit.  Mutual respect between a producer and an artist is essential for making great music, and that is what I’m all about!

My question to you is, “What is your passion and/or dream that you want to see realized?”

This blog will document my journey and I hope to bring you along with me.  I will be updating it regularly and posting pics and videos of me playing drums and goofing around with my boys.

Until next post: Keep Music Alive and Keep Dreaming!

My Dream

This is my 2nd born, Hayden, sitting at the big kit.
Baby CJ_Drumset
This is my 1st born, CJ, during his first drum lesson at 6 months old.

ATX Dreaming Studios is my passion.  It means a lot to me and I am working as hard as I can to see my dream come true.  This dream is not only for me but also to build a legacy for my boys.

My question to you is what is your passion and/or dream that you want to see realized?

This blog will document my journey and I hope to bring you along.  I will be updating it regularly and posting pics and videos of me playing drums and goofing around with my boys.

Until next post: Keep Music Alive and Keep Dreaming!

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2 thoughts on “I Am ATX Dreaming Studios

  1. Hi! Love your post. My passion is the same thing as what my dream is. Music. I love music, and yes all types of music because I feel anybody can experience music differently and maybe there is that one day where you might have had a really bad day or a really great day and that artist or song you normally wouldn’t listen to, suddenly you start liking it. I love that about music, every time you hear a song you’ve heard before, it is always different. Different emotion, different vibe, different time and/or with different people. My dream is to help a artist express their music to people who need it most. I cannot wait for Dreaming Studios to become a reality for you!

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