Join student violist Drew Alexander Forde, who aspires to become "the Neil Degrasse Tyson of classical music," on a typical day at Juilliard, from breakfast through classes, rehearsals, and performances.
What's more trouble than having one TVK? TWO TVKS!!! Check out my latest vlog (link in the description) to see the crazy antics @mbassett82 and I got into!!! 🤗😋 #DoubleTreble #FlyHomieFly
How violists SHOULD be treated, amirite?! 🤗 #TheRoyalTreatment #PharaohTVK #PlayHomiePlay
I'm deeply in love with music. It let's me express myself in a way that profoundly brings fulfillment to my life #PlayHomiePlay
SUPER PUMPED to share that I will be performing a Livestream Concert with my friend and Patreon patron, @chrysanthetan!!!! 🙌🏽😱
In light of the incredible support that so many of you have shown to my Patreon page, I wanted to find a way to thank you--while also introducing you to an incredible artist that I admire! 2 birds with one stone 😂 🕊🕊+💎
So, here are the deets:
·Concert will be THIS FRIDAY (6/23) 12PM PT/ 3 PM PT ·This is a paton-only concert, so if you wanna be a part of this cool event, consider becoming a Patreon patron (link in bio)!!
·You only have to be a patron of one of us to have access, so if you are already a patron of @chrysanthetan, then you're good to go! 🙌🏽
·We will drop the link that morning, so you have until the night before to become a patron!!
·Even if you can't make the livestream, there will be an exclusive playback video provided, so worry not, friends ☺️😜#PlayHomiePlay
Accurate re-enactment of the first time I saw my viola #LOL #WhatsThis #ThisIsntTheViolinIOrdered
📸PC: The One and Only @jiyangc
There's no greater joy in music than sharing music with people you admire and adore! It's been a long time, but the dynamic duo is BACKKK!🤗😜
If you don't know who @mbassett82 is, it's time to do some homework on one of the OG Instagram musicians. He took a brief break, but he's back, and he's here to stay! Go follow this guy NOW!!! #PlayHomiePlay
Nothing beats a sunrise in the desert. 🌅
I know it's been a while since I've posted a #PlayHomiePlay feature! Get ready: one's coming out this weekend!!! 🙌🏽🤗
@bwhli be like "Spiderman ain't got nothin on me!" 🤣🙈 #ViolaNation
Big shoutout to @acapellaapp for showing me around Walt Disney Studios today. It was sooooo amazing! 😱🤗 #WhenYouWishUponAStar
Sunsets are my favorite 🌄
Hey guys!!!! I'm incredibly excited to announce that I'm running a Patreon Campaign and I've created specific, exclusive perks for you guys here on Instagram!!
What is Patreon? Well, it is essentially an online tip jar!Patreon is a platform that connects artists with their audiences. It enables audiences to support the artists they love!
Why am I using Patreon? Well, I shoot, edit, write, produce, and publish 100% of the content that you see here every day (except for some awesome shots by even awesome-er photographers)! Bottom line, Patreon is helping me keep a roof over my head and food on the table. ☺️
What's in it for you? Well, for the cost of a Starbucks coffee every month, you can have access to my Patron-only stream, your questions will have priority in AskTVKs on Instagram AND YouTube, you'll get a follow from yours truly, AND you'll have access to Mp3s of my covers and discounts on future album releases!! That's quiet the bargain, no? 😱🤗 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To find out more information on these and even COOLER perks, tap the link in my bio! Seriously, even if you can't afford higher tiers, $1/month can significantly change my life. I hope you'll consider becoming a patron today 😍🙏🏽 #PlayHomiePlay
Let's do another "caption this" challenge!!! Comment with the most likes gets to be the new caption and gets a small shoutout. Feel free to get a little weird, y'all 🙌🏽🤗🤣
@bwhli showed me some of the coolest spots in Las Vegas. It was really hard to leave because it has been a long time since I had so much fun! 🤗 Brian, thank you for your guidance, hospitality, and your continued, generous support. I said it once, and ima say it again, let's take over the world, bro. 🙌🏽
I've just landed and now I have my sights on you, LA 🤔👀 #Views #ClimbHomieClimb (📸PC of course, goes to @bwhli)
It's absolutely okay to take time to breathe. If you're burned out or hurting, it's important to stop, take a deep breath, and shamelessly rest. After all, you're only human. 😋
When I was going through school, I had a lot of adults telling me that "sometimes the road to success has curves." I knew what that meant at face value, but I TRULY didn't understand the depth of that statement until recently. 🤔
You see, when the adults were talking about "curves," they weren't just talking about obstacles and setbacks. They were also talking about the literal road disappearing over the horizon, sometimes leaving you with no idea where to go next. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My road disappeared after graduating Juilliard. I didn't know where to go, or what exactly to do with my life. The only thing I knew was that I had to do SOMETHING. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So, I began making things. I was really bad at first...Like cringy bad 🤣 But I didn't stop. Every time I made something new, I just tried to make it 1% better. After repeating that process over the past year, my stuff is still kinda bad, but it's SIGNIFICANTLY less bad lol 🤗😂
My point is this guys: when the road disappears, don't stop. Take a courageous step towards what you want, fail miserably, and try again. Then one day, if you keep creating, those failures might turn into successes. ✌🏽#PS #IStillDontKnowWhatImDoing
Can't think of anything interesting to say...so here's me woodshedding some Forsyth lol #PlayHomiePlay
Had a blast shooting with my dude @bwhli on the Strip yesterday! Vegas, you're pretty lit 👌🏽📸 #HadToTakeThisShotFast #SecurityAlmostGotUs
What on Earth is going through my mind? The response with the most likes in 24 hours will be the new caption! 🤗😜
Tomorrow, I leave for Las Vegas! I'll be around for a few days and then I'm spending two weeks in LA!!! Can't wait to get out of the city and back on the "best coast!" 😜
Are you going anywhere fun this summer?
Man, sometimes, all you need is a solid practice session to lift your mood! ☺️ #PracticeTherapy #PlayHomiePlay