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Performance High Studio Podcast

Nov 12, 2020

In this episode we hear former Legend Makers and Adrienne O bassist, Mario Pagliarulo, talk about his unexpected adventure as a professional bassist, and how his life unfolded around that work, journeying from Italy to LA, "luckily" encountering his future wife, and playing bass for Serj Tankian (System of a Down)...


Sep 10, 2020

In this episode, we follow Ryan Miller from the band in which we met - Guitar Villains Live Band Karaoke - to a decade later when he's in a regularly touring female-fronted metal band. We discuss merch, band life on the road, and how their "metal kitchen" videos went viral.


Aug 15, 2020

This month, we interviewed multi-instrumentalist Tyler Morse.  He talks about his most humbling musical experiences, the terrifying experience of joining a band just in time to play RiotFest, why you shouldn't play your music like Jackson Pollock paints, how his band writes albums when they live in different states, how...


Jul 15, 2020

In this interview with drummer Ryan Elwood, we discuss the different band dynamics of unpaid vs. paid band members, how he decides which gigs to take, what it's like being a working musician with a family of four, his guess about how musicians will need to adapt in the post-pandemic world, his clip art expertise, and...


Jun 15, 2020

In this interview with Performance High teacher Joe Mondragon, recorded during the George Floyd protests, we touch on a recent event involving Joe which encouraged Performance High to take a stand. Then, since this isn't a current events podcast, we return to the music topics we usually cover - this time including how...