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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.
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Now displaying: November, 2017

Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Nov 26, 2017
- How being one of the "chosen few" to attend Juilliard doesn't match the REALITY of how life works (Hint: You don't get to escape the need to meet people, build relationships and show up - even when you're broke)
 
- Why she ultimately stopped auditioning, the question she asked herself that turned out to be the deciding factor...and what she pursued instead
 
- How self imposed "rules" caused her to stop writing music for a period of time (something she loved deeply) in an attempt to "be practical"...and the mistake it was
 
- The danger of doing what you think you "should be" doing vs. what you WANT to be doing (the price is steep)
 
...and much more
 
Check out more about Jessica Meyer on her website and Facebook page:
 
https://www.facebook.com/jessicameyermusic/ 
http://jessicameyermusic.com/ 
 
Join our upcoming 4-Day Audience & Impact Challenge!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccaichallenge/ 
 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. Check out their Cyber Monday deals!
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Nov 22, 2017

What you'll hear:

- Why you need to purposefully seek out the people who will support you and what that looks like in reality

- How getting rejected from the Hollywood round of American Idol turned into a pivotal moment of clarity

- Why convincing people that what you want to do never works (and what actually DOES work)

- How the notion of "changing things" in any niche is counterproductive (and what intention to have your eye on instead)

...and much more

Links for Steve Hackman, mentioned during the show:

http://bit.ly/2zZBZkd - Quartz Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmO4TG3iiV8 TED Talk

Check out more videos:

https://www.facebook.com/stereohideoutmusic/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than Ficks Music! Check out their BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY deals this holiday weekend! https://www.ficksmusic.com/ 
 
ALSO - If you're looking to grow your OWN audience in classical music, check out our upcoming Crushing Classical Audience & Impact Challenge! Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccaichallenge/ 
Nov 19, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The type of training business owners consistently engage in that multiplies their results (and ultimately their income)
 
- Why "I just need to practice more" isn't solving all your problems (and never will)
 
- The difference between a thinking problem and a money problem (this is why money always seems scarce)
 
- Why you seem to end up repeating patterns and situations no matter how hard you try NOT to
 
- How to change people's perception of you when you want to change directions, careers, habits and anything else in your life
 
... and much more
 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
Nov 12, 2017
What you'll hear:
 
 - A conversation about completing a classical music career with a hat tip to Zeneba Bowers ("I'm planning on going out like Seinfeld, not like Happy Days")

- Why you must CREATE discomfort...before it shows up at at time you least expect it (and don't want it)

- What the ACTUAL "worst" time really is to make a change in your life (you'll recognize this)

- The real purpose of Crushing Classical and specifically the podcast interviews as it relates to your career journey

...and much more
 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
Nov 9, 2017

What you'll hear:

- How a precarious orchestral employment situation triggered the birth of a passion filled income producing side hustle

 

- Why classical musicians would be wise to draw inspiration from areas OUTSIDE music

 

- How a massive rejection by a publisher turned into the greatest opportunity imaginable...and how to turn misfortune into your greatest blessing

- The best way to avoid burnout in the the repetitive and competitive field of classical music

 

- Why being willing to get rejected is critically important in this field

 

...and much more

For more information about Little Roads, check them out here:

https://www.littleroadseurope.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LittleRoadsEurope/ 

And a link to their books on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Zeneba-Bowers/e/B00O68EB8E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1510195636&sr=8-1 

 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Nov 5, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The "truths" classical musicians live by that cut off possibility

- The ONLY reason why a non-music employer can't see your value

- What sells you and your value BETTER than a resume

- A frank conversation about every classical musician's dream...a $150K salary

- A fun little $150K game to expand your mind and imagination :)

...and much more

 

Join the Crushing Classical 7 Day Starting Line Challenge!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassicalstartingline/

Starts MONDAY 11/6!

Also... here's the link to join the Classical Cats group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassical/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
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