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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: 2020

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

Dec 3, 2020

What you'll hear:

- How doing something outside your comfort zone can drastically change your future in a short amount of time - Fabiana's journey to entrepreneurship.

- The *true* meaning of entrepreneurship - this one surprised me!

- What to do if you're offered your dream job when you're a business owner... how to make that decision and how Fabiana handled it.

- The incredible opportunity at the University of North TX - this one you HAVE to hear if you're looking for a school or know someone who is.

- and so much more!

Find out more about Fabiana and find out about her concert at:

http://www.fabianaclaure.com/

Join her FB group HERE

Social Media: IG, YouTube and Twitter @fabianaclaure and on FB @fabianaclaurepianist

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 2, 2020

Eric Branner is a guitarist, teacher and the founder of FONS, an incredible payment and scheduling app for service-based entrepreneurs like you.

On the show today we talked about his app and how using it can drastically make your music teaching business more efficient, organized and less stressful.

We also talked about...  

  • How to navigate raising your rates - especially right now
  • Reaching 6-figures as a music teacher - by doing what you love and supporting your community. Is that actually possible? Eric knows so - you'll hear what he has to say about it
  • A new point of view when thinking about your own pricing
  • How to think about your business by putting yourself in the shoes of the people who pay you… this one blew my mind!
  • How Eric’s app removes the stressful part of having a teaching studio
  • And 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.

Oct 1, 2020

What you'll hear: 

- Creating a digital concert series - what that looks like and how his orchestra is making it a complete experience

- Robert's take on being an assistant conductor... and how it can be a special position in it's own right, not just a stepping-stone

- What it was like to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra in a duck costume (yes you read that right!)

- How to build a following around something YOU created and what that can do for your future opportunities

Find out more about Robert's activities HERE

Subscribe to Robert's YouTube Channel and share his childrens' music videos with the kids in your life: https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertFranzConductor

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.

Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to my *NEW* series, The HOT SEAT, where I talk with musicians I'm working with in *real* time about audience building and creating businesses in the world TODAY!

On today's episode I have Claire Galloway Weber, soprano, diction expert and program creator.

We talked about:

  • Claire’s opinions on creating your OWN career in the opera world
  • AGE LIMITS and the problems with them - and how they limit young singers
  • About the WRITING PROCESS in creating valuable content 
  • 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.

Sep 18, 2020

What you'll hear:

- The best approach when inviting someone to collaborate and how to communicate when you do it

- Creative ideas for performance during this weird time

- How to think of branding and what you offer as a musician

- Why and how you should *ASK* for what you want from your audience

And so much more!

To hear more about Greg and to check out his latest album, go to https://gregoryharrington.com/

To purchase Greg's album, click HERE: https://music.apple.com/us/album/glass-hour/1526467111

Follow Greg on IG and FB @harringtonviolin

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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.

Sep 3, 2020

What you'll hear:

- How Joe manages social media with a busy symphony schedule

- How growing an audience on Instagram changed his life

- The story of his first audition failure... this one was a surprise!

- Joe's POV on losses (powerful!)

- The key to loving your career... this one is HUGE

- The biggest problem in music education and what Joe is doing about it

- And so much more!

To find out MORE about Project 440 College Fair, click HERE

To follow Joe on Instagram, click HERE

To read more about what's happening in the Philadelphia Orchestra this season, click HERE

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.

Jun 23, 2020

What you'll hear:

- Learn about the concept of enrollment and how it helps you make your project a reality without making you feel like you're asking everyone for a favor

- How personal development transformed Caleigh's career - and how she uses what she has learned through years of her own work on herself with her coaching with clients

- How she continues to make her dream projects reality

- 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.

May 25, 2020

Join me for this 3-part interview series discussing the power of an audience in your music career.

First up: Jennet Ingle, orchestral and solo oboist and founder of The Invincible Oboist, a 10-week online program geared toward becoming a stronger, more confident oboist and reed maker. Jennet and I talk about how she built her audience and the launch of her new program, which is possible *because* of having an audience of people who know, like and trust her.

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.

 

May 15, 2020

What you'll hear:

 - What makes an online performance good? We discuss

- How his activism plays a role in his career - and why you shouldn't be afraid to speak your mind

- How allowing *who you are* into your work actually causes you to connect with your audience on a deeper level

- Charisma... what it is, actually. This was amazing.

... 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.

Apr 27, 2020

CEO and co-founder of Nu Deco Ensemble is back to share the latest about this cutting-edge 21st century orchestra.

You’ll hear:

  • How they are staying connected with their audience during the current situation with the lockdown
  • Their unique model - a totally cutting-edge way of operating ticketing, raising money and building a strong community at the same time
  • How they’re redefining what a YOUTH ORCHESTRA experience can look like - you need to hear this if you’re an educator
  • What’s new for their upcoming season… and how they continue to keep their heads up during this time
  • The one thing you need to come back to when creating your own thing… this is KEY!
  • And MUCH MORE!

To find out more about Nu Deco Ensemble, check them out at https://www.nu-deco.org/

Check them out Facebook and Instagram @nudecoensemble

* CC theme music by Gaby Castro of @musiciansprime *

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.

 

Mar 31, 2020

Cellist/Singer-songwriter/Teaching Artist and my good friend SHANA TUCKER comes on the podcast to talk about her career, from youth orchestra to being a music major, to discovering a NEW way of doing things as an artist with her cello that matches who she is and what she really wants to do. She shares her journey from college to a creating a career as an independent performer and teaching artist.

To hear Shana’s music, go to http://www.shanatucker.com/ or stream her music on Spotify. Follow Shana on Instagram and Facebook @shanatucker

To hear Poisonous Frogs song - click HERE

To see Shana's new video - A Musician's First Time Live Streaming Empowerment Checklist, click HERE

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.

Feb 20, 2020

Babatunde and I sit down to talk about creating a really unique career in the opera world, the story of how a casually posted video on Facebook went viral in a matter of days (and what he did next) and what the opera world thinks of him combining hip hop beats with opera.

Follow Babatunde on social media:

Facebook

Instagram @babatunde_hiphopera

YouTube 

Join Babatunde's mailing list here

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

 

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.

Jan 30, 2020

What you'll hear:

  • The place of opera in today’s world - where does it fit in?
  • The treatment of women in traditional opera: how Jennifer feels about this and how she directs to deal with this
  • The artistry that is possible in directing and how you can alter the story - she’s got one coming up for opera’s most popular piece
  • How she makes opera more modern with the use of technology
  • The LENGTH of opera… what do we do with that in our world today? We explore.
  • And MORE!

To learn more about Jennifer Williams, visit: https://www.jenniferwilliamsdirector.com/

Follow on FB @jenniferwilliamsdirector and IG @jwdirector

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.

Jan 3, 2020

What you'll hear:

  • The concept of “failing UP” - what that means
  • “Don’t quit your day job” - WHAT? Chris’ advice on how to make your dream of getting an orchestra job come true as a musician
  • The best advice about managing your day for your work - and what Chris suggests you consider when managing a freelance career AND preparing for an audition
  • The concept of a Practice Buddy - and how to find a good one - and some tangible ideas you can do right now in your practice
  • And 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.

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