Madison Youth Choirs Artist-In-Residence

This semester, I’ve been working as the artist-in-residence with the Madison Youth Choirs in Madison, WI. We’ve been reflecting on the theme of resilience.

On December 8th & 9th, our semester together concludes with a concert series focused on our ability to overcome challenges, both visible and invisible, and along the way discover the limitless possibilities that exist inside each of us.

December 8th, 2018
Middleton Performing Arts Center
Middleton, WI
Tickets: $10 at the door

December 9th, 2018
Middleton Performing Arts Center
Middleton, WI
Tickets: $10 at the door

Welcome to the world…

It is my joy to introduce you to our son…

Theodore “Theo” Anthony Memmel

Birth stats:
Born 11/6/2018 at 6:20pm
8 lbs 9 ozs
20.5 inches

Theodore means “Gift from God,” and this little guy certainly is. Lesleigh is feeling well, and resting peacefully, and he is healthy, funny, and beautiful.

One More Show Before Baby Memmel Arrives!

Lesleigh and I are playing ONE MORE SHOW together before our baby arrives, and we’d love to see you there!

Friday 10/19/18
Swezey’s Pub – Pleasant View, TN
All ages, family-friendly, and FREE!

Come grab dinner or a beverage and enjoy a really fun night of music!

Lucky Fins Rock

I’ve known Austin since he was just a few months old. It was such a joy to speak at his school yesterday! He’s growing up so fast, and is showing every day that #LuckyFinsRock.

7 Days In A Week

One of my favorite new tunes from the kids and family YouTube project I work with: KidSpace Studios! Listen past the 1:35 mark to catch the hip-hop breakdown section of the song! Like and share with YOUR kids and family if you enjoy what you see and hear. New music EVERY TUESDAY!

Monday Memmel Motivation

Watching a film and I was struck by this quote:

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

It is true… some (or many!) people may not be able to imagine your capabilities. Don’t hold it against them or try to over-prove yourself with posturing and language.

Do. Demonstrate. Act. Show. You have a unique gift and ability. Use it to bring joy and goodness to the world. This is the way to change perception.

Put in some Saturdays Series

“Put in the hours, build sweat equity in your passion – in your craft, then practice like everything depends on it… because it does. The world desperately needs your unique gifts, talents, and abilities.” – Tony Memmel

Putting in some Saturdays

“You’re so lucky!” “Man, you’re living the dream.” – Two of the most common things I hear from people… and they are right, but that is not all.

Almost all luck and dream living are yielded from hard work. It wasn’t luck that pushed me to stay up way past when the house and neighborhood were asleep with my headphones plugged into a practice amp, practicing scales and chords until my little arm bled, and my fingers were raw.

The best news is BECAUSE it ISN’T luck, this is in you, too. You are capable. You are able. If you have a goal, or a dream, don’t think you’ll never work a day in your life… think you’ll work harder than you could or would in ANY other capacity.

How can I help you today!? DM me, or comment here.

It’s Saturday. The world is breaking for the weekend. Perfect chance to get after it.

NEW VIDEOS: Update on New Kidspace Kids and Family Music Project…

KIDSPACE STUDIOS, my new project where I’m teaming up with a team of educators and parents to make fun, educational, good-quality music for children and families is up and running! We’re releasing new videos each and every week! If you like this sampling, PLEASE click the subscribe button within the YouTube videos. I’d love to keep you posted about all this new music, and the fun we’re having.