What Makes Professional Experience Valuable for Wedding and Party Music?

by Robbie Schlosser · 1 comment

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Several years ago I blogged “Experience always counts.  Ask a pro”.  I still believe that whatever we require, the fine hand of someone with professional experience will serve us well.

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How does someone develop professional experience?  In my opinion, lengthy practice is essential.  Practice what?  Situations constructed to help us learn what we desire.  Sometimes practical and “hands-on”.  Other times speculative or theoretical.

Either way, you get better at whatever you practice.  Nothing new here.  We have dozens of cliches that amount to saying “Practice makes perfect”.

All my colleagues have outstanding professional experience.  Many of us are active in networking groups, like Silicon Valley NACE (National Association of Catering Executives).  Our collaborations are always excellent, and for my part, the people we serve always get the music and entertainment they hope for.

Whenever we work together, I count on my colleagues to know what to do, how to do it, and to do it right the first time.  They apply educated imagination and insight to solve problems.  And they rely on me for the same.

As far as I know, no one is born with ANY expertise. Well, check that.  As infants, we are amazing learners, and I’m told our ability to learn decreases as we age.

Also as we age, we work to refine our expertise at whatever we do.  We seek opportunities to learn valuable lessons.

In other words, to gain professional experience, a person must pursue these learning opportunities, and practice, guided by mentors.  A professional’s learning never ends – there is always room for improvement.

Your turn:  In your own pursuit of excellence, what professional experience has been especially useful?  How did you acquire it?


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How can I help you? Call 408-245-9120 or use Robbie@MagnoliaJazz.com. Planning a celebration? Ask about our availability.

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Honestly, my professional experience comes from realizing that learning is a continuous process and always striving to learn more, refine a skill, even the innate ones, and never feeling as if I know all I need to know. From painting to accessories to my web skills and fine art I always want to learn more and improve. It’s not a quest for perfection, it’s embracing the process and looking for opportunities to evolve.

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