Hi Adam, First, thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Juan Antonio Vallejo; Im single, 40 yrs old, no dependents and out of work. For the past 21 years Ive worked in the customer service field from August of 1988 to 2008. In October 31st of 2008, my job was terminated due to the economic downturn and recession. Im at a crossroads right now. Im a bass player and would like to do something that includes music as my livelihood if that is possible in todays ugly economic climate. Im thinking of going back to school and study music or something related to it. The reason is music is all I know and the only thing I know well. Having stated this; what advice could you give me if Im going back to school to study music? What should a true musician have under his belt to truly survive out there in there local community? What should one be versed in (besides playing in a band or group) to at least to gain some income on the side? Assuming that a living on music alone is just not possible anymore. Thank you so much and God bless .. - Juan A. Vallejo.