Music Careers Mentoring Program Application Form

Few people take the initiative to grow their music career beyond wishful thinking, and even fewer are willing to invest time, effort and money into their own music career beyond spending money on gear or music lessons.

In order to qualify for the Music Careers Mentoring Program, I need you to tell me a few things about yourself. Please fill out the form below and be as truthful and sincere as possible. I will read your replies and make a decision as to whether this program is right for you or not (this decision is NOT really based on your current musical skills – I am looking for other things). There are three reasons for this:

Reason #1: I can only work with people in this program who are dead serious about reaching their goals of becoming professional musicians in the music industry. I need to be sure that you are totally committed to becoming a professional musician and are willing to work with me towards that goal on a consistent basis.

Reason #2: I can only admit a small number of people in this program in order to get the best results possible for everyone involved. The size of the group must be large enough to allow a moderate number of serious people to work together with the various ongoing projects we will be doing as a team. But it also must be small enough to ensure highly effective mentoring for each person in the group.

Reason #3: Every year hundreds of people apply for this program, but for the reasons mentioned above, I have to be selective and choose only a small number of truly “dedicated” people to become a part of the program. People who are willing to take action and DO what I am training and teaching, not only listen.

I will be in touch with you shortly via email after I receive your application form… Note: Please give me 12 hours to respond back to you. If you don’t hear anything from me after 24 hours, please email me directly at I reply to every application whether it’s accepted or not.

Simply answer the questions below to the best of your ability. Ready? Let's begin.

What is your MAIN instrument?: *

If you chose "other", please write which one.
How long have you been playing your main instrument? *  
What is your age? *  
How would you rate your musical skills on your main instrument? *

Do you compose/write songs/music? *

In as many words as you wish, tell me why you desire to be a successful professional musician? *  
Do you have a non-music related day job that you would like to quit/change? *

How would you describe yourself as a musician? (There are no right or wrong answers here - just be honest.) *  
How would you describe yourself as a person? (There are no right or wrong answers here - just be honest.) *  
Please briefly describe your music career as it is right now *  
Please briefly outline, 3, 4 or 5 major goals you're working toward now: *  
If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing in your current music career or life right now, what would this one thing be? *  
What are your current challenges and problems? *  
What frustration do you have that has made you seek mentoring? *  
Are you more introverted or extroverted? (There is no right or wrong answer here - just be honest.) *  
Do you work better alone or with a group? (There is no right or wrong answer here - just be honest.) *  
Do you generally believe that most successful musicians become successful by luck? *

Do you generally believe "life just happens" or that "we create our lives"? *

Why do you want to participate in the Music Careers Mentoring Program? *  
What factors about the Music Careers Mentoring Program most significantly attracted you to apply for this program? (choose your top 3)
Please explain
How did you first hear about Tom Hess and this program? *

Please write who:
Please write which article and which website you read it at:
Who is your current music teacher or school? *

If you chose "another teacher or school", please write who/where.
Will you commit to at least 2.5 hours a week to this Mentoring Program? *  
Please tell me anything you want me to know or think I should consider about you (or your situation) in determining your readiness to enter this coaching program. *  
Street Address *  
City *  
Country *  
State / Province
State / Province *  
Zip / Postal Code *  
Phone Number *  
That's it! Now the only thing left to do is log in or create an account below and submit your application. I will then read your replies and get back to you shortly.

To your success,

Tom Hess

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