Ben Loshin

275 – [Listener Spotlight] How to transition from your day job to playing drums full time with Ben Loshin

Ben Loshin has made a remarkable career for himself in music, but it wasn’t always that way for him. A few short years ago playing music full-time time seemed miles away for Loshin, a then engineer at a company in Denver, CO. With nothing short of immense hard work, determination and a dream, Ben Loshin made the transition from Denver engineer to Los Angeles touring drummer and engineer with appearances on MTV, Jimmy Kimmel Live, KCRW, as well as memorable sets at Coachella, Jingle Ball, and other festivals across North American, Europe, and Australia. In the studio, Ben has contributed drums, engineering, and programming to projects for Walter Trout, The Samples, Skip Saylor, Marc Jordan, and Eric Corne, as well as original music for TV and retail clients.

Ben digs into how he made the transition and offers up advise for others looking to do the same.

Ben Loshin talks about:

  • How he got into playing
  • His journey though college music
  • Getting a “day gig”
  • Major life changes and decisons
  • How he made the transition form day job to pro drummer
  • Advise for others to who want to make the transition
  • Much more

Resources / People / Links mentioned:

Ben Loshin plays:

  • DDrum
  • Roland
  • JH Audio
  • Big Fat Snare Drums

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10 replies
  1. Christian
    Christian says:

    Nice podcast!! A lot of good tips. I’m just took that decision to make the transition to playing drums full time. I’m 29 years old and this podcast helped me a lot. Thank you!! My name is Christian and I’m from Merida, Venezuela.

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  2. Jason Armstrong Baker
    Jason Armstrong Baker says:

    Was it this episode you asked if ppl were coming and using the show notes? I can’t remember. But to answer your question, I personally like the show notes when I get to them on my laptop. For the most part I listen through my phone while driving. So it takes me a some time to get back to the show notes if there was something I need to follow up on. And yet, I know for a fact I don’t get here too often.

    I hope this feedback helps in some way.

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    • Nick
      Nick says:

      Jason…that’s what I’ve been thinking too. I listen to a lot of podcasts and rarely go to the show notes for them since I listen on the go.

      Reply
  3. Joris
    Joris says:

    Hey! I went over the show notes, mainly to find out more about Ben. It’s worth writing the notes in general as it helps people understand what they’re about to listen to.

    My 2¢

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