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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent, creating their own artistic fulfillment and financial comfort, and finding ways to thrive. I celebrate these brave people who are taking routes outside of traditional orchestral or academic employment! As always, I invite you to listen for your own sparks and breadcrumbs, and use these interviews to find the possibilities that exist in your own life.
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The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love With All The Things You Love Doing

May 23, 2024

Ask Me Anything!

This live zoom event with two musical entrepreneurs took place on May 9, 2024. 

We discussed:

  • Creating online content, including video and podcasts, with tips on basic equipment needed
  • Preparing students for performances and educating parents
  • Finding a niche audience through visibility and outreach
  • Time management and prioritization for musicians preparing for auditions
  • Teaching piano, group lessons, and rental spaces
  • Authenticity for musicians and small business owners

 

Ashley Danyew is at Musician & Co.  Check out her book club offer!

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle.   I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams. You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music by DreamVance.

 

May 16, 2024

Intrigued? 

This is a topic that's come up recently with my clients and in our live zoom event - and while I'm not offering productivity hacks this week, this idea might be something even better!

The book I reference is Essentialism, by Greg McKeown

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams. You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

May 9, 2024

T.D. Ellis is the owner of Trevco Music, Trevco Music Publishing, The Music Source, and T.D. Ellis Music Publishing.  He is also a professional bassoonist and contractor. T.D. plays principal bassoon and is the personnel manager with the Ridgefield Symphony, Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Wallingford Symphony. He is the contractor for the Palace Theater in Waterbury, where many touring Broadway shows perform, and the Ridgefield Playhouse which hosts smaller shows such as the Irish Tenors, Judy Collins, etc. He also plays contrabassoon with the Greenwich Symphony and subs regularly with orchestras in CT and NY.

That's a lot of things! A true portfolio career! 

It's lovely to speak with someone who is so practically versed in the realities of our orchestral world, and who runs a thriving online business in addition to managing PEOPLE and being an ARTIST in his own right. How does he do it all? 

How might you? 

 

Trevco Music is at www.TrevcoMusic.com

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams.  You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

May 2, 2024

When does it make sense to spend beyond your immediate means?

I think that too many musicians - and arts organizations! - are living in unnecessary austerity. 

What if instead of doing less, you did MORE? 

 

My next free event, an Ask Me Anything session with Ashley Danyew, is coming up on May 9. You can register here, and enjoy an hour with two seasoned musical entrepreneurs!

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams. You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Apr 25, 2024

In this fascinating episode, my guest Gabe Bolkosky and I discuss:

  • Childhood development
  • How music education can promote personal growth
  • Creating an online platform for musicians to practice and improve with a nurturing community and personalized guidance
  • Practicing music without self-criticism
  • Parallel growth in music and entrepreneurship

Violinist and violist Gabe Bolkosky has been praised for the way he "takes audiences into his confidence and includes them" and described as having "the serenity of a master without a hint of coldness." Primarily a violinist, he performs a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works with different collaborative artists from many musical genres in many of the great concert halls. Coming in 2024, Gabe will release Mozart's Milanese quartets with the Bayberry String Quartet. He has performed and taught across the United States and abroad, working with all ages of musicians. As a member of the Bayberry String Quartet, he recently pioneered an online approach to music-making and collaboration from home. His organization, Education for Happiness, recently launched PhoenixPhest Virtual Chamber Music Immersive and Rollin’ Daily Practice Support, culminating a 20 year in-person program now being implemented online. His focus educationally has been to help musicians of all ages and stages with a focus on inclusion.

I've participated in Gabe's Rollin' Practice sessions, and loved how relaxed and peaceful I felt, all while getting good work done!  That's not a fluke - it's fully by design!  You can sign up for these sessions at a discounted price with my special link!

You can learn more about Rollin' Practice at their website, or follow Gabe's larger umbrella at Education for Happiness.

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams.  You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

 

Apr 18, 2024

Ask Me Anything!

This live zoom event with two musical entrepreneurs took place on April 11, 2024. 

We discussed websites, getting STARTED, musical income streams, pricing strategies and money mindset. 

Khara Wolf is at https://www.websitesbykhara.com

 

You can sign up for my NEXT AMA event, with Ashley Danyew!

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams. You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Apr 11, 2024

I've had conversations in the past two weeks with no fewer than four people who claim a good reason for undercharging, or avoiding price increases, or even declining to look at the money at all in their creative lives! 

And I celebrate you if you are in that fortunate position! If you aren't in a space of urgency around money, that's wonderful. 

But it DOESN'T mean you shouldn't think about it. Here's why! 

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I help people to lean into their creative careers and start or grow their income streams. You can read more or hop onto a short discovery call from my website.

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Apr 4, 2024

Enrollment is open NOW for my Happiest Musician Accelerator, a three month program that helps musicians to uncap their income and thrive in their creative careers!  I'd love to help you to create income and authority for yourself. 

 

Ashley Danyew, Ph.D. is a musician, educator, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Editor of Musician & Co., equipping classical musicians with the tools and education they need to be small business owners.

A graduate of the University of Georgia and the Eastman School of Music, Ashley has over 10 years of experience running an online business and 15+ years of curating a portfolio career. Her website AshleyDanyew.com includes a blog, resource library, and courses for music educators and church musicians, and between that and Musician & Co., she serves an email list of 25,000 and had a combined readership of 344,000 people last year.

At Musician & Co., Ashley is dedicated to providing educational tools, resources, and services to support self-employed musicians and music freelancers so they can build and manage a music career that’s as diverse and unique as they are—one that’s financially secure, artistically fulfilling, and made to last.

A dedicated music educator, Ashley manages a private piano studio of K-12 students and hosts the podcast Field Notes on Music Teaching & Learning. She has presented her work at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference and is a featured artist in the book, The Savvy Music Teacher.

You should absolutely check out Musician & Company at the website, pick up a valuable template at their template shop, or follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleydanyew.

Absolutely you should also grab her FREE CFO Workbook

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

Mar 29, 2024

Thanks for sticking with me through this 5 day challenge! Today, we recapped a bit about the three pillars of Time, Money, and Joy that are available for us to adjust all the time, within our portfolio careers. I hope you've been able to take a little bit of agency around these pillars this week!

Here’s my question - NOW WHAT?

What are you going to do with the time you’ve created, the income you’ve improved, the space you’ve opened up by saying NO? What is the project you really want to see in the world? Is it an artistic project? An educational one? Is there a new income stream you want to build for yourself? Because it is UP TO YOU.

Today I opened early enrollment for the Happiest Musician Accelerator, a three month program that helps musicians to uncap their income and thrive in their creative career.​

I invite you to book a call with me so we can chat about what is going on in your life, what you hope to create, and whether the program is a good fit for you. In my experience, I’ve found that this discovery call itself can have a lot of value for people, whether or not you decide to go forward and enroll - there’s a real magic to exploring your ideas with a live person. On that call you’ll get a taste of the way I might coach you in the program.

I'm passionate about this topic because I want to see more creatives thriving in the world. Your artistry MATTERS.

Mar 28, 2024

I'm sharing my live challenge with you this week! Listen along to snippets of our daily live sessions: Seeking Work Life Balance for the Working Living Musician!

Today we talked about JOY. What are the things you love the most to do or experience, and how can you tweak your portfolio to do MORE of the things you love and FEWER of the things you don't? 

If you'd like to join us in the room for the rest of the week, or enjoy the full replays, register HERE for free! 

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