As a entreprenuer in the music industry, I’m always on the look out for extra income (no matter how small). utilizes affiliate links. These links do not affect you in anyway and you may not even notice at all. BUT, everytime you click through to a product I’ve recommended, I recieve a small commission (less than 8% usually).

Over the past few years, I’ve realized that many of my students’ parents buy materials for their kids through Amazon. I’ve recently learned about affiliate marketing and online passive income ventures, so this website in an attempt to gain commissions over time – since I recommend products to my students anyway, I might as well collect commission!

But remember, this affiliate marketing in no way dictates my decision making process when recommending products to you or your students. Everything is available on Amazon – only the best are chosen by me and recommended to you (most of which I’ve already owned for years upon years).

By clicking an Amazon (or an affiliate) link on my website and buying the said product, you will essentially gaurentee me a few dollars without feeling or seeing any adverse effects. So please! Buy through my website so I can buy my dogs more organic treats that my wife insists we buy (they are expensive).

This will NOT effect you in any way, it is ONLY beneficial for me in very small amounts.

If I had had this in place over the 8yrs+ I’ve been teaching, I could have made hundreds by now without really any extra work. PLUS, these articles on my website are great sources and references for my students. It is a win, win – for both of us.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me!

FTC Disclosure Compliance

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like… or… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.


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