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  1. Singing and Piano Lessons Change Lives 

    Singer / Songwriter LittleMissLayBee has been a singing and piano student at Eximo in Brighton for over 3 years. She has just completed and uploaded a new song she has been working on over the past months and recorded with her teacher! The song has holds great meaning in her life and helped her find closure to one of the hardest situations anyone can face in life.

    Here is what she wrote about her journey:

    "Eximo has helped me save my life. Use the arts as your platform. Speak out for what you believe in because if we don’t say it, the energy is still there anyway and the effects are much darker if they’re misunderstood." 

    You can listen to "How" here:

     

  2. Today's blog post is a repost from successful producer Rinzen.

    When I discovered his post on Instagram, it felt like he was speaking straight from my own mind. I'm sure many singers, pianists, musicians and fellow producers feel the same!

    Many artists have gone before us, achieved the exact success we might wish for right now, yet it doesn't seem to achieve the glitz and glamour happiness it may sometimes seem.
    One of my teenage guilty pleasures Linken Park's Chester Bennington is only of many whose success hasn't brought him the happiness we think we're striving for.  

    Rinzen's post is well worth the read! And with this I wish you all a happy weekend!

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    The Pressure to Make It — As a culture, we are obsessed with the idea of “making it.” We dream about one day reaching some insane level of success that means we have “arrived” and we can be content now. — Artists are especially susceptible to this. There’s already so much pressure to prove that this path we’ve chosen is not some crazy pipe dream that will never pay off. — I often wonder: how much of our art is motivated by this ‘pressure to make it’? — How often are we thinking: this needs to be the biggest song, the best video, the craziest photo… This needs to be the thing that will propel me to a new echelon of success. — I know I’m guilty of it. — The problem is, when we approach our creativity like this, it’s tainted. We’re not expressing ourselves authentically. Instead, we’re creating with the mindset of “making it” -- and that has nothing to do with art. — Music (and art) is not about “making it” or being successful. It’s about expressing an idea as honestly and profoundly as possible. — I believe that just by creating something, just by seeing an idea all the way to the finish line, you’ve already done something extraordinary. Quite literally, you’ve made a thing. And because of that, you are worthy. — So go make things and stop worrying about “making it." — (Spoken to myself as much as anyone else) — 📸: @michaeldrummondphoto

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  3. Eximo – Releasing Creativity

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    Let me take you back to 2007 when it all started!

    I took the road less travelled and decided to start my own business at a very young age. Back then all I cared about was sharing my creative passions with people. Not sure how I got by some months but my drive to teach singing, piano and dance as well as perform in all these artforms had me satisfied in a way material