Do you realize how it’d change your career if you were that absolutely killing soloist that other musicians can’t stop talking about?
Your soloing is your edge. It’s what people remember.
The reason why your phone rings.
Become an Unbelievable Soloist.
Get the Gigs You Want, and Inspire Your Audience
[and Your Bandmates]
Every Time the Spotlight Is on You.
Running Lime Entertainment, we see hundreds of applications from musicians each week who want to work on cruise ships. So we’re constantly reviewing auditions.
We need to make sure that musicians have all the necessary skills to excel on board, and so a large part of the audition is dedicated to improvisation.
We often watch musicians who have good technique and read pretty well, but when it comes to soloing, they fall flat.
We explain to those musicians that they haven’t passed our audition, and many are surprised. Or offended. Or both. And that brings us to the underlying problem.
Most musicians don’t solo as well as they think they do.
Those who are motivated use the audition to turn things around: they address their issues with soloing and begin to improve.
Eventually, a very small few will re-audition, pass, and land a cruise contract, but it’s rare.
The majority will either refuse to believe that their soloing is mediocre, or will feel hopeless about improving a skill that’s complex and intimidating.
Now let’s talk about many of the musicians who do pass our audition: musicians who solo pretty well.
We accept them, because they’re good enough for the gig.
But cruise line bookers still need to approve them.
These bookers are constantly receiving submissions from different agencies, and when they review, most skills are considered more or less equal.
What sets the submissions apart? What makes a booker say “Yes, I’ll take that cat!”? Soloing. Play a ripping solo, catch a supervisor’s eye, and you’ll get hired.
This truth applies to the entire performance industry as a musician. Soloing is the differentiator. And pretty good soloing isn’t good enough.
If you want to get the call, you have to be great.
As a serious musician, you can probably relate to some of the following:
These days, we have a tendency to think we can do everything by ourselves.
Books, blogs, videos, free sheet music online.
The internet at our fingertips.
It’s certainly cheaper. But that stuff will only take you so far.
You need more. You need direction from someone who’s done what you want to do.
You need guidance from someone who takes a solo and gives you goosebumps.
Someone who you hear play and think:
“Man, you gotta show me how you do that. I have to know how to sound like that.”
Why is it essential to be an amazing soloist?
Listen to Lime Academy Mentor Felipe Castro.
“They call me for gigs because they know they can count on me and my soloing. No matter what. Every single time.
If we’re playing live and there’s a problem, they know they can yell at the band, “Vamp over A, and Felipe, solo!”
They know I’ll capture the audience’s attention while they fix the problem.
When I get called in to sub with a new band, I always make sure to play an absolute killer of a solo at sound check.
The band turns to me and says “Holy shit, man.”
They remember that. They’ll talk about it with their friends.
Word gets around.
Some of them probably run their own gigs and lead their own bands.
And then they’ll call me, too.”
Being a blow-your-mind soloist isn’t just about sounding good during those 16 bars when the bandleader points to you.
You’re a secret weapon.
Live small-group masterclasses to provide you with the tools and application
Personalized 1-on-1 sessions to make sure it all clicks
Supplemental multimedia material, along with recordings of each session
And why mentorship?
Mentorship is like hitting the fast-forward button.
You save time. A lot of time.
You could keep trying to learn on your own, with the books and YouTube videos and sheet music. We’ll see you in 20 years.
Not that there’s anything wrong with being an old, awesome musician. But you want to be awesome while you’re still young.
We’ll make it happen right here, right now.
What's included in your program?
5 One-hour Masterclasses, Capped at 6 Musicians
This is where you get all the content: theory, exercises, and tools, along with tips and wisdom.
Your mentor will dive deep into an aspect of improv and give you material to keep you learning and growing for months to come.
The content is exactly what you need in order to grow the fastest.
Their innovative explanation will make it all click.
5 30-minute Private Sessions with Your Mentor
You’ll review the material from the previous masterclass, clarify concepts, go over your questions, dig even deeper, and put it all together.
The feedback here is huge. Your mentor will listen to you play, and focus on those subtle details that nobody’s told you before.
Those little tips and micro-corrections?
They make all the difference.
Supplemental Music, Media, and Session Recordings
You’ll get sheet music and charts, videos from the mentors, and other reference materials to reinforce theory, speed up your learning curve, and keep you busy practicing long after the program has finished.
Plus, all of your sessions are recorded, so you can revert back to them anytime you want.
No material gets lost. Instead, you’ll learn something new each time you rewatch.
You can never have enough mentors, period.
They’re the kind of people you aspire to be, both personally and professionally, and they’ve done what you want to do.
Every minute you spend with a mentor, you’re learning and growing. Think about how transformative it’ll be to spend so much time — especially 1 on 1 — with your Lime Academy mentor!
You’ll really get to know them, they’ll really get to know you, and the likelihood that it has a profound effect on your career path is pretty darn high.
Plus, working with them is just flat-out cool.
Wish you could remember that golden nugget of wisdom your mentor dropped about halfway through masterclass 3? Just pull up the video, forward to minute 25, and rewatch it.
The recordings are yours to keep forever, and you’ll be able to use them as reference materials for years, especially with the amount of content you’ll be learning in each session.
Once you’re part of the Lime Academy, we get to know you as a musician and as a person.
If you’re hard-working, enthusiastic, and responsible, we know all those qualities will likely translate to your professionalism in the gig world, and everyone at Lime wants to see you succeed, whether at sea or on land.
We notice work ethic, and we admire drive.
The completion of one of our programs doesn’t guarantee you a job on a cruise ship, but there’s no question that your deeper relationship with us can only be an advantage and a resource in your quest for future gigs.
In addition to your 10 sessions, we set aside time for you and the other musicians to talk over what you’ve learned, and to put the lessons into practice.
Your peers will provide valuable additional feedback and support, pushing you towards grasping these new concepts and instilling you with the confidence to perform in front of other people.
Plus, you’ll be able to give back yourself — your own feedback will be just as valuable to your peers.
It’s a win-win.
When you’re a part of the Lime Academy, you get direct access to its founders.
We’re happy to give you specific feedback on your playing. Or maybe you want to pick our brains on auditioning, the cruise industry, land gigs, gear, or general career advice.
Set up a chat with us, anytime.
We’re offering up the Lime Academy for $318. It’s practically half off.
And we’re not done.
Get a $200 rebate!
If you take a Lime Academy program, then pass an audition with us, and we put you on a cruise ship at some point in the future, you’ll get an extra $200 back once you’re on board.
That means that ultimately, you’d be paying $118 for a program that — yes, we know it sounds extreme — can legitimately change your life.
And if you have your sights set on a cruise gig, you might want to brush up on your reading. If you buy your improv program now…
…we’ll give you the same 40% discount on our sight-reading program!
With both the soloing and the reading programs under your belt, you’re well on your way to becoming a musician performing out at sea.
And finally, because we have unwavering faith in these programs, we offer a…
if you aren’t satisfied after your first private session with your mentor, and you feel like it’s not going to be a good fit, you have a 48-hour window where you can cancel and get a full refund, no questions asked.
What are other students saying about the Lime Academy?
You've got a fully live, personalized program with an insane mentor where the price has been cut all the way down to $318.
A potential rebate lowering the eventual cost to $118.
And a no-questions money-back guarantee.
And the potential benefit? Oh, just changing your life, earning way more money, and getting to do what you love as a successful, working professional musician.
How does all that sound?
Yes. You’ll have a private mentoring session every week.
5 weeks long; 2 sessions per week, plus extra time for peer collaboration.
It’s a combination of 30-minute 1-on-1 sessions and 60-minute group masterclasses.
You’ll have one of each every week, for a total of 1.5 hours with your mentor weekly.
Nope! Your mentor will provide you with a list of practice materials and repertoire to hone your skills between sessions and continue the process after the program.
We’ll also connect you and the other musicians in your program for discussions and collaborations so you can help each other grow.
Yes, as a matter of fact, we’ll record them for you and send you the link right after each session.
We believe that you and every other musician who purchases a Lime Academy program should have access to the recordings to revisit them later.
As time passes, you’ll discover more and more gems in the recordings that you haven’t picked up before.
Our programs start with a one-on-one chat so your mentor can get to know you and understand your goals right from the get-go.
Your mentor will tailor each individual session to your specific needs.
Each masterclass is an hour-long group session where the mentor dives deep into a specific subject, on which you’ll then expand and receive feedback in your individual mentorship sessions.
Each program has a specific start date.
You’ll be part of a small group with a few fellow musicians, with whom you get to share your ideas, tools, and understanding of the concepts you’ll be taught.
Of course not. Receiving a Law degree from Yale doesn’t guarantee you a job at any law firm, either.
But these mentorship programs were designed specifically to target cruise ships and similar gigs. There’s not a straighter path out there, if this is what you want to achieve.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to heed your mentor’s advice, put in the work, and nail that gig.
Let’s find out together! Book a time to talk to Sam (US Time Zone – English).
No strings attached — this is just a call for us to get to know you and understand your needs better.
We love these chats with our musicians, and we’ll give you our honest opinion on whether you’ll really benefit from our programs, as well as whether any of them are the right fit for you.
Pay with your credit card and finance it. Borrow $50 from a few close friends. Call granny and tell her that you’re about to take a program that will change your career, and you need just a tiny bit of help.
If you really want to join the Lime Academy, but you’re struggling to find the money, let us know. We’ll always try to help if we can.
Are you ready to be that unbelievable soloist?
Make that name for yourself?
Boost your income for the entirety of your career?
Make the gigs come to you?
Join the Lime Academy, and get the masterclasses overloaded with content, the private sessions with invaluable feedback, a community full of support, and a mentor to pave the way.