A Possible Change to This Blog (You make the difference)

Hello everyone, as I do more research to how many musicians handle their blogs and I take a look at my own, I notice quite a few differences. As I am working on my brand new website, I am thinking about reworking my blog. News updates will stay, but other categories will stay based on how much you, as a community want them. Right now, you can take a poll to voice what categories you want to keep or add. This poll will be up for the remainder of the month.

April Report

March came to a close last week, and I’ll I could think of is they don’t call it March madness for nothing. All but one of my weekends was busy with workshops, performances, and social events. I hope to have more relaxing weekends this month, but that’s not going to stop me from working on my business.

The Ah Tempo Flutes performances on the 23rd went well. Both retirement homes enjoyed our company and would love to have the group back. We as a group enjoyed performing for others, but since they were private events, we didn’t really get pictures.

On another note, I made an investment during March. As much as I hate spending money, I purchased a new computer. Though my old one is still functional, a ten year old computer is not really compatible with some of the business things I have planned.

Speaking of which, my new website, that I hope to integrate this one to, is well under way. I made the choice to switch to something that I have a little more control, like ads.

Finally, I look forward to some of your ideas. I blog my opinions on music topics, reviews on artists or music items, facts, and informational things that may be useful to those in the music world. So, feel free to send your ideas either through my contact page or by leaving your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

March Message

What a crazy month it has been, between the historical snowfall and sudden changes with my day job. It did allow me to sit down and work on the logistics of my personal business. Though I do not have substantial news yet, I will provide some updates that occurred as well as significant dates to look forward to.

First off, I finally started experimenting with recording. Though I feel I have got to spend more time with this before I put anything out in public, it is a step forward toward my goals of bringing music of all ages and cultures to an engaged audience of all ages (specifically the younger crowd).

I’ve also been working on expanding my flute studio. Not only am I trying to connect with people in the local area, but I have been seriously contemplating on putting together a teaching course that I might put up on a site like “teachable.” I have my doubts about the benefits of online flute teaching, however it would probably have a similar effect to if I were teaching a classroom full of flute players. You can let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Ah Tempo Flutes is set to perform live on the 23rd this month. Even though it is a private event, we will see if we can get photos/videos.

Finally, I look forward to some of your ideas. I blog my opinions on music topics, reviews on artists or music items, facts, and informational things that may be useful to those in the music world. So, feel free to send your ideas either through my contact page or by leaving your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

February Briefing

Well, the polls are in. What you see in the upper left hand corner of the website, is essentially the logo that was voted on. Though logos may change, this one will serve me for the time being.

On some other news, Ah Tempo Flutes has started rehearsing again. Conducting for the Christmas gig was such a success, that the group has asked me to conduct again. We are aiming for a performance in March, where I will conduct four movements of Holst’s “The Planets.” Keep updated for future announcements.

Finally, I look forward to some of your ideas. I blog my opinions on music topics, reviews on artists or music items, facts, and informational things that may be useful to those in the music world. So, feel free to send your ideas either through my contact page or by leaving your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

January Announcements

Here’s to the first post of the new year, those that celebrate the new year on January 1st that is. I am very excited to see how this year unfolds. So, I will first review what happened last month, and then go into changes that you will likely see this month.

December’s Performance with Ah Tempo Flutes was a lot of fun. It was great to not only get to play some Christmas music, but also to conduct some of the pieces. You can check out some photos on my Instagram page.

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Ah Tempo flutes with Santa.

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Some of you are aware that I tried to make a holiday music video. Little did I realize, I missed a few very important steps along the way. However, this is all new to me, and it is only human to make some mistakes along the way. For that is how we learn and grow. However, that does not mean I have given up on making videos. I plan to get out at least one this year, if not three. So keep an eye out for future announcements.

One thing I have noticed with a lot of successful entrepreneurs is that they have a logo. Some are homemade, some are professionally done, and some change over time. I have put up a poll with a few ideas. It would help me greatly to get your opinions. Just be aware, that they are very rough sketches.




Since I’m trying to keep my business name the same across all platforms, and allowing room for my website to grow, I may be switching programs and hosts. This means that I may end up with a new URL as well. Though I will keep this website up as well for some time, be on the lookout for kaysmithmusic.com announcements.

Finally, I look forward to some of your ideas. I blog my opinions on music topics, reviews on artists or music items, facts, or informational things that may be useful to those in the music world. So, feel free to send your ideas either through my contact page or by leaving your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

December Disclosure

It is that time of year where the holiday cheer brings chaos, joy, and happiness. With that, here are a few things that are planned for Kayla Smith Music this December:

1. Blogging
I have come to realize that I enjoy blogging. I try to go through a cycle of the following categories: Opinions, Music Trivia, Reviews, Informational, and the beginning month news. If you are curious about anything that would fit in any of these categories, feel free to leave a message or comment.

2. Ah Tempos
Ah Tempos flute choir is performing December 16th, 1:00pm at Molbak’s, which you can get directions here. So, if you’re in the area, feel free to stop by for a listen while doing some holiday shopping.

3. Music Video
I am finding that making a music video is very challenging. Especially because I have never done anything like this before and I’m doing it by myself. It does not help that I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but I will have to let some things go. I pretty much have the arrangement done. Now I need to record, film, and edit quickly if I am to get this out before the 25th. I am excited, yet really nervous.

Thanks for your support. Feel free to give a like and comment below.

November News

These past few weeks have been busy with my school job. When they told me that their veteran’s day assembly was a huge deal, they weren’t kidding. That has not stopped me from working on my studio projects though. So, here is the update:

1. Blogging
Blogging will continue to be uploaded weekly. I know that most successful blogs post daily, but I don’t have that kind of time.

2. Website
Some might have noticed that the background coloring on my website, particularly the homepage, has a new color. I haven’t decided whether I like this blue color or a grayish purple color. Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

3. Ah Tempo’s
Ah Tempo’s flute choir has decided to postpone any recording for the time being. On the other hand, the group has decided to experiment with having conductors for our holiday performances in December. I and one other member will be the conductors.

4. Music Video
I have been working on a holiday music video. Right now I have been working on the arranging part of it. It has proven difficult because I do not have much arranging experience and virtually none for a solo instrument. However, I haven’t given up yet. I hope to have a video ready before the end of the holiday season.

Thank you for keeping up to date with my studio progress.

Changes to come this month

While I plan on vacationing a little this month, that does not mean you will not see content or changes. So, here is what you can look for this month.

1. Content
I still plan on posting content every week, despite the fact that my personality sometimes screams at me not to. One of the posts will share my opinions as to why I am like this, as well as some other personality traits that affect me as a musician. Another post will bring back the facts, but in a “ten facts” layout. So, I hope you are looking forward to it.

2. Added Pages
I am working on adding pages that will make the sight look more professional, such as a privacy policy and terms of service. While it might not be the most exciting thing, I feel that it is a necessary thing.

3. The Website Look
I plan on experimenting with the look of the website that I hope to get your help with. After I added the extra pages, I will give one week for you to experiment with your computer, tablet, or smartphone to experience what the website looks like on all three devices. Then, I will give another week for you to run through the website again with a similar, yet different look. The original look we will call “Look A” and the second one “Look B.” I will have a poll below that will help me know what look you like more. You can expect the poll to appear and the experiment to begin August 17th and run through August 31st.