Happy New Year! Hopefully you feel that you grew as a musician in 2014. I know I grew in ways I can't even begin to explain, and I attribute it to all of the opportunities that I had to collaborate with other musicians, songwriters, engineers and producers this year. Lessons can teach you a lot, but there's nothing like getting in a room with a group of people with different musical experiences and letting the energy and excitement of a group of people meld with a diverse pallet of diverging musical paths. So think back to 2014 and be grateful for all of your musical collaborations. Even if you have a group that you regularly work with, plan... write time into your calendar right now, to collaborate with other musicians at least 2-3 times in the coming year!