Featured Student of the Month: Chris Stark

Featured Student of the Month: Chris Stark

Hi my name is Chris Stark! I am an instrumental rock guitarist and songwriter from the remote and sleepy Big Island of Hawaii.


Before I started The Online Musician, I already had an idea for an album and stock of songs I have written, and you know, I have the desire to unleash it to the world.


Well, my wife saw a Facebook ad for Leah’s course and the timing was pretty much perfect.


I was a bit directionless.


But, I have the drive and I had material. I just needed a map and a guide.


Seeing that Leah was able to do the amazing things that she does and balancing the responsibility that we all have – work, family, work, keeping her home livable, etc. – this is all very inspiring!


Leah seems to actually be able to one-up me in the busy category.


So, I figured… You know, maybe I really can do this!


Coming into the program, I had somewhat of an idea of music and publishing things I needed to do.


I have been into music for 30 years now, so I have a pretty good idea of my micro-niche as well.


But, thinking of my music in the terms Leah teaches is definitely new.


Where I was completely clueless was the marketing and promotional side of things.


I’ve learned how to start a buzz now!


I started growing my fanbase!


I’ve even kept a detailed journal of things like my budget, my plans, my expenses and my gear related to this release, so that the next time it will be even smoother.


Since starting the program, my Facebook following has grown by 50%.


I have finished recording, mixing and mastering my album and it’s already been sent out for duplication.


Using the techniques I have learned, I fully expect that my Facebook following is going to grow exponentially and I expect to be all sold out on my first batch of CDs within a month of my release – which happens to be just few days away. Yahoo! (April 30th, 2016.)


So, I just wanted to say a big thanks to Leah and her husband Steve for deciding to share her knowledge.


It’s been great!


It’s been an amazing experience and the community of learners in this course have been an invaluable resource!


Sometime you just need a cheerleader who is a kindred spirit, and I found that in The Online Musician community.


I just can’t recommend this program enough! Thanks!



Chris Stark


Chris Stark is an instrumental rock guitarist and songwriter from the remote and sleepy Big Island of Hawaii. Chris has played guitar in a variety of bands and ensembles over the years, ranging from thrash metal to reggae to big band jazz to contemporary classical to world beat fusion to top 40 rock, and has also contributed guitar work to local soundtrack composers and musical artists.

His debut solo album “Legacy” is available April 30, 2016 on CD and digital download.


Release Date:
April 30, 2016 (woohooo!!!)



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