Consider us personal trainers for your music career. We provide one-on-one coaching to musicians, songwriters, and artists who want to take their career to the next level. Just like a personal trainer, we are not here to do the work for you, but as seasoned professionals we will help you to structure an action plan, guide you through the process with ongoing coaching sessions if needed, and hold you accountable for your own success. We have a combined 25 years experience working with some of the very biggest names in the Country/Pop/Rock genres, and a passion to share our knowledge so that others have the proper tools to achieve their goals. Connect with us today and we will show you how to put our proven successful techniques to work in YOUR music career!



     Hey y’all I’m Nathan! My time spent in the music business and touring all over the world has been focused on three main goals: Making the best music possible, making people happy  with that music, and making as much money as possible to support my music business. My passion is helping others achieve their musical goals by providing solutions to whatever problem is standing in the way.


Here is a little about me.

*Winner of ACE State Competition String Solo

category ages 15, 16, and 17.

*Winner of ACE International

Competition String Solo category age 17.

*Majored in Music Education at Hillsdale College.



*Hired full time by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra

as a violinist at age 18.

*Winner of Hillsdale College Concerto Competition at age 19.

*Featured fiddle player on two seasons of American Idol.

*Featured as a Violinist in the 2010 ACM “Vocal Event of the Year” music video for the #1 Hit Song “Hillbilly Bone”, performed by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins.

*Has toured or performed as a fiddle/utility musician and harmony vocalist with notable organizations and artists such as:

Trick Pony, Bo Bice, Stella Parton, Scotty Mccreery, Lauren Alaina, Chris Cagle, Aaron Tippin, and American Idol.

*Signed an exclusive publishing deal with

Nashville based RPM Music Group.

*Provided tour management for American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, and top 20 charting country band Scarletta.

*Provided artist management and development for Scarletta.

*Coordinated and executed a 3 month radio tour to support the radio top 20, CMT video top 12 hit “Right Here Right Now” by independent country band Scarletta.

*Has had management deals with heavy-hitting industry veterans Scott Simon (Tim Mcgraw) and Rusty Harmon (Hootie and the Blowfish, Jason Michael Carol).

*Performed over 150 “NACA” college shows in a 2 year period.

*Has over 13 years of international touring and tour management experience to such places as Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Iraq, Kuwait, Djbouti, Bahrain, Mexico, Canada, Dubai, Sicily, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, as well as 46 of the 50 United States.

     Hey guys, Tim here! Before I was a full time artist touring all over the world, I was a personal fitness trainer for some of the biggest names in entertainment. Working one- on-one with superstar entertainers and movie stars like Limp Biskit, Liv Tyler and Eminem was where I first discovered my gift for helping motivated individuals target and accomplish their goals. Here are some highlights from my last 12 years of international touring and music business success. 


*Released 3 albums independently. The most recent project, "Chasing the Sun", was recorded with country mega star Jason Aldean’s band and has a sound best described as “Country Rock with a Twist of Lime”.

*Toured in the US, Europe and Central America.

*Shared the stage with dozens of superstar artists and bands including:

Willie Nelson, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Bret Michaels, Charlie Daniels Band, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Scotty McCreery, Clint Black, Sara Evans, Jon Pardi, Craig Wayne Boyd, Neal McCoy, Frankie Ballard, Rodney Atkins, Randy Travis, and many more.


*Founded an anti-bullying campaign and school program called “Livin The Dream”. This program uses music to connect with middle-to-high-school age kids in such a way that Tim can share his own story of being bullied, raising awareness and helping to change lives who are affected by this important issue.

*Is on the Entertainment Committee for FFEA, the Florida Festival and Events Association.



     It’s simple, really. Knowledge is POWER! If you want to live a healthy, fit life, you hire a personal trainer for the knowledge he/she can provide. If you need to fix your car and are the DIY type, you would probably visit your favorite internet search engine or YouTube for the answers to solve your problem. The music business is no different. In today’s world of commercial music and touring, it is very possible to have great success as an independent artist or musician, but ONLY  if you know the right steps to take. The same is true if your goal is a major label record deal…there are proven methods that will get you noticed by the right companies, but if you don’t know the necessary steps, achieving that goal will be like throwing darts at a moving dart board. If you have already achieved your desired level of music career success, congratulations! However, I’m willing to guess that because you are still reading, you fall into a different category. Maybe you have a great start on your career, but have hit a roadblock and need professional advice. Maybe you are just beginning and need to start from ground zero. Regardless of whether you are an artist, musician, aspiring tour manager or artist manager, songwriter, etc…we have been there, done that, and are here to pass along our hard earned knowledge. In the long run, the right tools and the right knowledge will save you much time and money!



     We cover any music business question or situation on your mind! Here are just a few examples of topics each coach can cover. If your question or situation isn’t on this list, simply shoot us an email explaining your need, and you will be matched with the coach best equipped to help…Or, you can choose a session with both Tim and Nathan!

Nathan coaches:

Song Writing/Publishing/PRO

Artist management/DIY Artist management 

Side man/hired gun musician strategies 

Tour management/tour prep

Radio Tour prep/execution

Stage/performance coaching

Media training/Radio, TV, interview prep

Vocal/instrumental studio training 

Tim coaches:

Artist Development

Artist management/Indy DIY

Song Writing

Independent Tour Booking 

Social Media

Fan Base Development

Artist Branding

Attracting Sponsorships



     All coaching sessions are conducted via Skype or similar video chat service from the comfort of your home! For a quick answer to any question or to check coaching availability for a specific day/time, shoot an email to Info@rock-starter.com.



     To schedule a session with Tim, Nathan, or a group session with both coaches, select the amount of time and which coach you would like to consult with in the payment section below, and we will contact you right away to schedule a date and time for your session.  





Coaching sessions with Nate & Tim at the same time

Coaching sessions with Tim
Coaching sessions with Nathan