Sounds of Encouragement

Sounds of Encouragement

Melissa Slocum and Friends



Encouragement from Musicians and Music Educators for Musicians and Music Educators. Interesting interviews with music teachers and musicians along with calming and topical encouragement as you face the challenges of everyday life. Find out what sounds and songs encourage other musicians and what keeps them hopeful, moving forward, and creative.

Recent Episodes

Interview with Travis Lohmann, Musician, Composer, Teacher
MAY 7, 2021
Interview with Travis Lohmann, Musician, Composer, Teacher

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Travis Lohmann is a composer for film/media. Various film festivals showcasing Travis' music are: LA 48 Hour Film Festival, The United GI Film Festival, The Dam Short Film Festival, and the Laughlin International Film Festival. His music can be heard on various TV networks including: NBC Sports, Discovery, Oxygen, Lifetime, and Bravo. In 2015, Travis had the opportunity to perform with Circus Couture in their charity event "Twelve". In 2017, he composed the music for "Blue" and "Green" Acts in their show "PRYSM". He is also published by Piano Pronto and is a member of their Composers Community. In addition to composing, Travis is an active performer and has played at venues including: The Joint At the Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Orleans Resort, and the Heartland Mansion. Travis Lohmann is a proud member of ASCAP
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Top 5 Songs of Encouragement
1) Interns Get Started by Theodore Shapiro
2) The Newsroom by Thomas Newman
3) Everwood Theme by Blake Neely
4) Bend and Break by Keane
5) The Storm by Flying Colors

50 MIN
Interview with Jennifer Foxx, Music Educator, Creator
APR 23, 2021
Interview with Jennifer Foxx, Music Educator, Creator

Jennifer Foxx is nationally recognized from her teacher resource blog, She runs a successful piano studio in AZ, has been interviewed on several music podcasts and has written articles for several music publications. She enjoys presenting and creating music resources and curriculum for teachers to use in their studios.

Jennifer's Top 5 Songs of Encouragement:
1) Footloose by Kenny Loggins
2) He Hears Me by Hillary Weeks
3) Defying Gravity (from Wicked) by Stephen Schwartz
4) Goodnight and Go by Imogen Heap
5) Garden of Babylon by The Rippingtons

42 MIN