Episode 46 – Melody Khair – Music ILuv

Episode 46 – Melody Khair – Music ILuv

The seed for Music.iLuv grew out of Melody’s love of children and music. She believes that technology can make complex skills – like learning to play music – easier and more engaging for digital-age children. That is grounded in her conviction that every kid is talented and deserves a well-balanced education that includes music and art.

Episode 45 – Ricardo Luis Canez

Episode 45 – Ricardo Luis Canez

Ricardo is not only your host for ‘Thanks For Sitting In’, he is the Founder of our parent company, Fermata Media Group LLC. In this episode, Ricardo talks about his life purpose, his “Why”.

Episode Forty Three – Marisa Ronstadt

Episode Forty Three – Marisa Ronstadt

Marisa started her career at a young age in Phoenix , Arizona performing with “Los Amigos’, a group of singers and performers led by local educator Bob Diaz. She was able to tour the world with Los Amigos as well as learn abut the music business from her father, local radio and television personality Jose Ronstadt. And yes, her family and Linda are related.

Episode Thirty Six – Marisa Acosta

Episode Thirty Six – Marisa Acosta

This episode was recorded on the patio in front of a Baskin Robins in Sahuarita, Arizona! There is some background noise that we apologize for. However the message and the inspiration that Marisa gives throughout the session is important so we hope you won’t mind the noise. This interview goes from one subject to another to another like a roller coaster. From talking about life in the theater, to growing up Latina to sushi, you never know what’s coming next! It’s fun, informative and thought provoking all at once. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Episode Thirty Four – Gina Gillis of AFSP.org

Episode Thirty Four – Gina Gillis of AFSP.org

Suicide among musicians and creatives is a growing issue. The stress of the industry, the lack of a support system and other factors add to the problem.Gina Gillis is the Southern Arizona Ambassador for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

This interview talks about how to get involved and where to seek solutions to mental health issues. We also talk about the events Gina is organizing and her love for punk music!

Episode Thirty Three – A Serious Issue

Episode Thirty Three – A Serious Issue

As someone who has been thru the paralyzing effects of depression caused by overwork, bad habits and emotional stress, Ricardo can speak to what to look for, who to seek help from and how to change your mindset and environment. It is a very personal issue for him. After seeing so many musicians and entertainers take their lives or have their careers stolen because of anxiety and depression, Ricardo is determined to give musicians the resources they need to control these symptoms.