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New Year's Resolutions for Musicians by Musicians 2023

new year's resolutions brought to you by the musicians at Instrumental Music Center

A new year has begun and the people in your life keep asking you what your New Year's Resolution for 2023 is. If you're having trouble thinking of something specific to put your mind to, don't worry, our staff of musicians have shared theirs to give you a little inspiration!

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"I want to say ‘yes’ to more musical gigs and opportunities and push myself to play in a wider variety of settings. Do things that make you uncomfortable... that's how you learn and grow!"

- Santander

"I’d like to play my own songs on stage this year. In 2022 I had fun on stage playing with other bands, and doing cover sets, but this year it’s time to get down to business."

- Lucille

"I want to purchase and learn to play tablas!"

- Chico

"Syd is gonna teach me electric guitar! Every few years I take home a guitar with the plan to learn it… this is my year! I grabbed an Ibanez Gio purple/blue chameleon guitar and a Katana 50 amp from Boss."

- Leslie

"I want to be able to fix my own instruments at home, and to be able to disassemble and reassemble a sax in 10 minutes!"


"My New Year’s resolution is to get my current and only band at the moment rehearsed and out playing in Tucson and Phoenix and other places, hopefully. To also get new original songs written and recorded, and play more guitar when possible."

- Denny

"My New Year’s resolutions are to avoid sugar, avoid processed foods, learn how to 'Travis Pick,' be a better friend, a release by Slow Loris (my band), consume less screen media, become a better questioner, find delicious chords, be a better teacher, read everyday, and volunteer more."

- Syd

"I started learning the drums when our band lost its percussionist. Now that we’ve started looking for another one, I realize how much I enjoyed being behind the kit, so this year I’m going to focus on improving my skills on the drum set. Playing percussion is the best way to reinforce your rhythm in your primary instrument."

- Wyatt

"I’d like to experience more music from other cultures and parts of the world/other languages."

- Luis

"It’s been way too long since I’ve played a show. In 2023 my musical resolution is to get back on stage and play some music… loud… in person… in front of real-life human people! So, who wants to start a band???"

- Wes

"This year, I’d like to be able to play an entire David Bowie album on piano. If only I could pick which one…"

- Holly

"I’d like to practice sight reading. I am going to read one new piece/song/etude per day in 2023 to try and feel more comfortable reading new tunes!"

- Dakota

"I want to learn my new bass and use it in my own music creations!"

- Lui

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