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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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Now displaying: 2019

The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love With All The Things You Love Doing

Dec 20, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The benefit of being an *early adopter*
  • Audience research… how Nathan adjusted to suit what he discovered while growing his audience
  • What it looks like to be CHOOSY in your career - the fear most people feel and how it really works
  • The power of getting a coach for your business - something that’s *really* different from having a private teacher for your instrument
  • Zeroing on the exact student you’d like to teach - and how that impacts your business
  • The power of the group camaraderie and support when you join (or create) an online coaching program
  • How to deal with “competition” when you start doing work online
  • And so much more!

Want to learn how to turn YOUR creative expertise into a consistent 6-Figure income? You need to discover your Proprietary Methodology. Click HERE to watch my free training that will show you:

  • Why “taking more gigs” is silently killing your earning potential - and what you need to be doing instead starting immediately
  • How to double your income by working significantly LESS than you do now - while also making yourself immune to any economic downturn (this one strategy alone will transform your bank account)
  • I’ll show you why discovering your “Triple A” is the key to thriving in the current climate - you’ll learn exactly what this is and why 99% of creatives have NO clue it exists
  • I’m also going to teach you The EXACT 4-step blueprint for kissing the “gig life” goodbye and ONLY doing work that feeds your creative spirit & soul
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to achieve Creative Nirvana by turning your years of unique expertise into a 6-figure enterprise you love waking up to that the world has been eagerly waiting for 

Watch HERE.

Dec 6, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Getting an internship… the gutsy way Joe did it
  • The embarrassing thing Joe and I both admit… but it’s a smart move after college!
  • Getting started as a commercial composer - what that looks like
  • The value of getting a “real” job after undergrad
  • The self-employment conundrum… how do you get clients? Joe shares his secret (hint: it’s connected to visibility!)
  • Self employment and your personality type - what works, what doesn’t
  • The most important part of your website - this is KEY info for composers and all musicians

To follow Joe and find out more about his work, check him out on Instagram at @thechickensound, Facebook at The Chicken, LLC and Joe's website: https://www.thechicken.net/

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CC theme music by Gaby Castro: follow her @musiciansprime on Instagram

Nov 21, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The incredible, daring project of taking a 9’ Steinway OUTSIDE to play concerts in nature… THE logistics around THAT!
  • Sharing your new ideas with friends and colleagues… the advice you need to hear
  • How to make your vision for what you’re creating super CLEAR
  • Why Hunter loves grants - and his advice on doing better at applying for them… this one is SO important!
  • One way to tell if your project is a good idea… I love this!
  • The experience of hearing *feedback* from your audience about what you’re doing - the impact it had on Hunter… this one is so powerful, you don’t want to miss this!

Learn more about In A Landscape and subscribe to their mailing list here: https://www.inalandscape.org/

Follow Hunter and the happenings of In A Landscape on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/hunternoackpiano/ 

https://www.instagram.com/inalandscape/

Do you want to find out if The Visibility Workshop is right for you?

Click here to book a call!

CC theme music by Gaby Castro: follow her @musiciansprime on Instagram

 

Nov 14, 2019

Thank you for joining me on my first SOLO podcast episode, a follow up to the free training, Find Your Boss Self - where I explore the reasons why people are resisting becoming visible and growing their audience.

What you'll hear:

  • Does audience building have to take up all of your time? My philosophy on this
  • What about what your colleagues think? I share the reason you feel this pressure, what they see and how to remedy your feeling self-conscious around your new project and visibility in front of colleagues who see you a certain way
  • What do you *really* get from growing an audience - this one is the best part
  • Income streams - yes, you have the power to create a new income stream in your life, and audience building is where it starts. I share my views on what this looks like now and what is possible

Want to learn how to turn YOUR creative expertise into a consistent 6-Figure income? You need to discover your Proprietary Methodology. Click HERE to watch my free training that will show you:

  • Why “taking more gigs” is silently killing your earning potential - and what you need to be doing instead starting immediately
  • How to double your income by working significantly LESS than you do now - while also making yourself immune to any economic downturn (this one strategy alone will transform your bank account)
  • I’ll show you why discovering your “Triple A” is the key to thriving in the current climate - you’ll learn exactly what this is and why 99% of creatives have NO clue it exists
  • I’m also going to teach you The EXACT 4-step blueprint for kissing the “gig life” goodbye and ONLY doing work that feeds your creative spirit & soul
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to achieve Creative Nirvana by turning your years of unique expertise into a 6-figure enterprise you love waking up to that the world has been eagerly waiting for 

Watch HERE.

Nov 7, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The one thing you need to know about musicians’ hearing health
  • How to find the RIGHT audiologist as a musician - specific for musicians’ needs
  • Things you NEED to tell an audiologist when you go to an appointment - I never would have known this!
  • What to do if you get a negative hearing diagnosis - first step, don’t freak out! Hear what to do after that!
  • Things you can do in your surroundings to protect your hearing - this is a must-hear!
  • The surprising advice about how to adjust to earplugs - I never thought of this, but it’s pretty obvious!
  • New technology coming down the pike for ear protection - this one is amazing!
  • And much more!

For more information about Heather and her work and to find her for your own hearing health:

https://www.soundcheckaudiology.com/

Want to learn how to turn YOUR creative expertise into a consistent 6-Figure income? You need to discover your Proprietary Methodology. Click HERE to watch my free training that will show you:

  • Why “taking more gigs” is silently killing your earning potential - and what you need to be doing instead starting immediately
  • How to double your income by working significantly LESS than you do now - while also making yourself immune to any economic downturn (this one strategy alone will transform your bank account)
  • I’ll show you why discovering your “Triple A” is the key to thriving in the current climate - you’ll learn exactly what this is and why 99% of creatives have NO clue it exists
  • I’m also going to teach you The EXACT 4-step blueprint for kissing the “gig life” goodbye and ONLY doing work that feeds your creative spirit & soul
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to achieve Creative Nirvana by turning your years of unique expertise into a 6-figure enterprise you love waking up to that the world has been eagerly waiting for 

Watch HERE.

Oct 17, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The conundrum Jeffrey found himself in when he started his new job as a horn teacher in a university, and how he solved it
  • The story behind his unique way of teaching the horn
  • What improvisation REALLY is… this was my favorite description of it I’ve ever heard
  • An amazing distinction between playing and listening… 
  • A toxic part of the teaching paradigm, something I believed until now!
  • Instead of fearing improvisation as a student… what if we demanded it be part of the curriculum? We discuss.
  • The BIG difference in his students that have been improvising every day now compared to the ones who haven’t - this one is so powerful.
  • What his goal is as a teacher - you simply have to hear this.

For more information on Jeffrey and to purchase his books:

http://jeffreyagrell.com/

To purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/33DwZj0  

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

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Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

 

SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list and never miss a beat! I'll only send podcast and Crushing Classical news, never spam, and I would NEVER share your email.

Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:

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Oct 3, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The devastating relationship in orchestras between the musicians and the management: what is behind this?
  • The most valuable actions that musicians can do in partnership with the management
  • The actual key to breaking down the barrier between the two sides
  • Redefining the qualifications of a professional musician *outside* of just the valuable playing ability and musicianship: going forward, will it be wise to allow your playing to tell the whole story when applying for a job? We discuss
  • Who should - and who should not - be involved in deciding repertoire in an orchestra
  • The REAL talk: the salary differences within an orchestra organization. How to figure out what’s fair and right in this landscape
  • Changing The Narrative: hear how Aubrey is impacting the larger landscape of the orchestra business in a big way

Mark your calendars! Sign up below for my FREE 3-DAY TRAINING, Tuesday 10/15 - Thursday 10/17 at 12:00 noon ET! Find out the #1 Biggest opportunity you haven’t tried to grow your career and expand your income https://mailchi.mp/2b6f5ce10cc5/ccfindyourbossself

More information about Aubrey:https://www.aubreybergauer.com/

To contact Aubrey: hello@aubreybergauer.com

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

Sep 19, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Being a child prodigy and his very advanced view on how to deal with success at an early age
  • How Conrad figured out his NICHE - great advice for EVERY musician
  • The question every music org should ask themselves about programming - this one is so spot on!
  • The audience-building misunderstandings currently in the classical music marketplace - a new way of looking at it
  • What presenting classical music is *really* about - his down-to earth philosophy that could revolutionize the classical music world

For more about Conrad: https://www.conradtao.com/

Follow him on Instagram @conradtao

Conrad's trio: Junction Trio: https://www.jcttrio.com/

Also mentioned on the show:

Pianists Martha Argerich and Grigory Sokolov 

Barbara Hannigan, conductor and soprano

Alexi Kenny, violin: http://www.alexikenney.com/

Tyshawn Sorey: @dr.szechuan.soiree https://tyshawnsorey.com/

SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list and never miss a beat! I'll only send podcast and Crushing Classical news, never spam, and I would NEVER share your email.

Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:

https://mailchi.mp/809d9dfaa1e3/crushingclassical

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

Sep 5, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The delicate dance of raising money and writing grants - 
  • The income story - what everyone wants to know about self-founded ensembles
  • Band Mindset vs. Business Mindset: Navigating the transition to making the ensemble a business
  • The surprising things about grant writing and the learning curves involved
  • Managing their own finances… and what they learned from their mistakes

To learn more about JACK and their projects, check them out at their website: http://jackquartet.com/

SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list and never miss a beat! I'll only send podcast and Crushing Classical news, never spam, and I would NEVER share your email.

Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:

https://mailchi.mp/809d9dfaa1e3/crushingclassical

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

A HUGE thanks to Gaby Castro of Fourplay Clarinet and composer of the NEW Crushing Classical theme music! Check her out at @fourplayclarinet on Facebook and Instagram!

Jun 13, 2019

Thank you for joining me on the season finale episode of Crushing Classical! Stay tuned for Season 4, launching at the beginning of September.

What you'll hear:

  • The VALUE of building your audience online - the WHY from Lucas
  • How a karaoke night fast-tracked his career in the US
  • The importance of being in the right place at the right time… and being PREPARED for when you are
  • Some solid advice about school and student loan debt
  • How Lucas negotiated his tuition - and his point of view about school. This one is SUPER valuable!
  • And much more!

Follow Lucas on Instagram: @lucasmeachem

Lucas' blog: https://lucasmeachem.com/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

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