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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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Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Mar 26, 2021

What you'll hear:

  • How it really IS possible to get that dream job even without an educational resume filled with fancy conservatories (or even a major in music!)
  • How tapping into the network you've built through your career can really come in handy when creating new offers
  • We chat about the online space and the value being online brings to students... and how it's going to transform music education for good.
  • You'll hear about a really awesome opportunity for violinists this summer... great for all levels and even professionals who want to play for world-class soloists in a masterclass setting.

Find out more about Richard and Dovid's new program, The Violin Virtuosos HERE

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Mar 26, 2021

On today's HOT SEAT you'll hear from Lynn Kuo, violinist and educator creating an incredible business online.

It all started for Lynn at the start of the pandemic when she suddenly realized she needed to double down on her teaching while her performing job as Assistant Concertmaster in the National Ballet of Canada was on hiatus.

Now she's crushing it online on Instagram and YouTube, gathering thousands of new followers and creating online programs for violinists that combine her unique skills and mindset from her career as a violinist and as a karate expert!

We talk about:

- How to navigate social media without overwhelm

- The idea of creating in a space where it seems there are a lot of people doing the same thing... and why that's not important!

- Her process of becoming more visible and how she worked through the hesitancy of talking about violin on social media

And so much more!

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Mar 11, 2021

On the show today you'll hear the inspiring story of Sharon Ruchman, a composer who really got things going and created more in her 60s than most people have in a lifetime.

Not only did she really get going in her later years, the really unique part of her story is about a family member whose story kept popping up for her until she decided to investigate. His name was Rudy, an up-and-coming violin soloist in his day whose life was tragically cut short, Sharon dug deeper and out if it came a newfound source of creative inspiration, as well as a memoire in his memory.

To find out more about Sharon Ruchman, her music and to purchase The Gift Of Rudy: https://www.sharonruchman.com/

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Feb 26, 2021

What you’ll hear

  • How to think like an entrepreneur and still be community-centered
  • The way to use networking and connections to build the career and business you want
  • The illusive ingredient of self-awareness - how to get it and how to use it to create a life you want
  • A unique way to add personality to recording projects (I’m surprised no one does this already!)
  • And so much more!

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Feb 11, 2021

This episode is going to KNOCK your socks off. This is REAL TALK about pricing and getting paid. Super valuable advice for every working musician, seriously a must-hear. Brian delivers massive value… I can’t wait for you to hear it!

  • The #1 thing you should make sure happens when it comes to getting paid, whether it’s a gig or students
  • How to simultaneously raise your prices AND make it a no-brainer for the one who’s paying for the lessons
  • A strategy for offering different packages (whether it’s lessons or a performing gig) to get you the most money possible
  • Powerful advice if you play wedding gigs or gigs like it - you have to hear this!
  • And SO much more

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Jan 28, 2021

Combining trumpet with... electronics? This is exactly what today's guest is doing in her career, crushing it as a recording artist, performer, course creator and teacher. What you'll hear from Sarah Belle Reid on today's episode:

- How saying YES and doing things out of your comfort zone can change the trajectory of your career

- How she went from technology newbie to mastering a whole new language

- The journey from orchestral excerpts to being a creator with her instrument

- An identity evolution: how she adjusted to the perceived expectations of the classical music community and her own peers as well as her own beliefs about what was ok to do as a "real" trumpet player - this one is HUGE

- And so much more!

You're going to LOVE this conversation with a musician who's redefining what being a musician means for herself. So powerful!

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Jan 7, 2021

What you'll hear:

  • The choice you have: what you can do about waiting for things to go “back to normal” as an artist
  • The difference between being an “interpreter” and a “content creator” in music
  • The definition of Cultural Capital - how that works financially and through your impact on the world
  • What if you’re not *yet* a creator? We discuss this important question
  • How saying YES before your ready pays off
  • The blocks most musicians have from their training and how these musicians have worked through them

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To learn more about Neil and Margarett's group Echo Collective, check them out on social media, their website and on Spotify and at Bandcamp:

https://www.echocollective.be/

https://www.instagram.com/echocollectivemusic/

https://www.facebook.com/echocollectivemusic 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0vA5v6tBmGdzhupEeUDK9S?si=ma07l0EzSo-HKcDZ5ogmbA  

Bandcamp: https://echo-collective.bandcamp.com/ 

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