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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

Dec 8, 2022

My conversation with Eunbi Kim was absolutely fascinating.

We talked about mentorship and motherhood and artistry, all of which things feel so closely related.

There’s a myth out there about the self-centeredness of artists, about a certain kind of creator who reserves all of their best energy for their MUSIC, letting personal relationships fall by the wayside. I look at a work like Sunday in the Park - the Sondheim musical - which is all about an artist so selfish he ruins the chance of happiness for himself and for the people around him.

But in my conversation with Eunbi, we looked at what it means to have ACCEPTED mentoring and help, and to GIVE BACK by mentoring others.  We considered the sacrifices our own mothers have made and what we have done and continue to do for our children. We looked at how it’s possible to be artists AND nurturing, loving humans. 

"Creating performances expressing dreamlike “liquid elegance," pianist Eunbi Kim curates programs compelling audiences to meditate on the parts of themselves that are deeply buried. Her intimate performances draw from collaborations with composers, filmmakers, and theater directors to create experiences beyond the boundaries of the piano recital format.

Guided by personal experiences, her recently released album “It Feels Like” (which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Charts) confronts the multiplicity of truths behind memories, language, and identity and includes world premiere recordings of new works by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Pauchi Sasaki, Angélica Negrón, and Sophia Jani. Last spring, she was an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space to work on a 4-night series inspired by the album that explores rituals of healing and disparate identities through music, performance, conversations, and food.

Kim holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she also held a fellowship in the institution’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for New York Foundation for the Arts and is co-founder of bespoken, a mentorship program for women in music. "

Find Eunbi at her website, bespoken's website, or catch her socials @EunbiKimPiano and @letsbespoken.

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Nov 29, 2022

Recently I’ve started sharing little short stories and advices and ideas on social media each week. I think they might be enjoyable, and I hope they might be helpful! 

This week: What do gloves, oboe reeds, and your own pet peeves have in common? 

Answer: The more clearly you identify the problem, the easier it is to solve! 

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Nov 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022 to my listeners in the US! I am grateful for you.

On today’s episode you’ll hear my interview with my brother, singer songwriter James Hearne, who recently sold his house and left his job and moved across the country to go all in on his music career as an adult. This interview is full of gems for the working musician. 

  • how do you START trying to get work in a new place?
  • how do you not get discouraged when your emails are ignored?
  • how do you balance what the venue needs, what the audience wants, and what YOU care about artistically?
  • can you really make it as a performing musician in this day and age? 

I want to admit here that James is not in a classical music niche, nor is he doing innovative entrepreneurial work that pushes the boundaries of what creatives can be in the world. BUT I share this conversation with you because I feel like there’s value in hearing about the hustle, and about the business side of creating the artistic life you want to lead.

You know from my book that I’m not interested in pushing  musicians to make their living exclusively through their art. But I AM strongly on the side of creative people choosing the way they want to live and finding ways to make that happen for themselves, and that’s why I find James’s story so inspiring and I hope you will too. 

Check out James and listen to his music at his website, his instagram, his twitter, his Patreon.

 

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Nov 10, 2022

 

Award winning pianist Donna Weng Friedman enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, curator, producer and app developer.   Her album Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings, featuring exclusively AAPI/BIPOC artists, aims to promote understanding and tolerance and combat racism, with all proceeds donated to an organization that supports the AAPI community and fights against racism.  Recorded and released during the pandemic, the album was presented with two Silver Medals at the 2022 Global Music Awards. 

 

In collaboration with WQXR, Donna created and produced Heritage and Harmony, a virtual concert series in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  As an American of Chinese descent, her work with Friends of Thirteen on  Asian Americans of New York & New Jersey | WLIW21 - expanding the story-sharing website, highlighting first-person stories about the Asian American experience in our region- was not only meaningful to her, but to her family, friends and community as well.

 

She is the co-creator and co-host of HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY, a mini-series on WQXR as well as a concert series that shines a light on women composers, past and present.  Donna was awarded a New York Women Composers grant for 2022. She was the guest speaker on TEDx Santa Barbara’s series Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors. Donna is the Artistic Advisor of Ariel Rivka Dance, an all-female dance company. Together they will share stories of heritage and harmony through music and dance.

 

In January and April 2021, Donna was the featured guest artist on the National Women’s History Museum’s series NWHM Presents: Sundays@Home, honoring women whose activism and talents serve to inspire others.  On March 8th, 2022, she launched a new education program in collaboration with the National Women’s History Museum called Heritage and Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice, featuring leading female BIPOC role models in the arts who share their stories of heritage, their challenges and their triumphs, as they seek to inspire and empower future generations of groundbreaking young women. 

 

Donna has performed in concert halls worldwide, and appeared as soloist with major symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. 

The curator of the Donna Weng Friedman '80 Master Class Series at Princeton University, she is also a member of Princeton University Music Department’s Advisory Council.  Donna received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University where she was a University Scholar and a Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School. She had the honor of studying with the great pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, as well as the incomparable pianist Radu Lupu.

She was the music supervisor and recording artist for the award-winning film documentary “Frames of Life” as well as for the documentaries “Living Liberty” and “Morris Engle: The Independent”.  Ms. Weng Friedman created “The Music Bee Club” interactive classical music app series for children ages 2-8 featuring world class musicians, such as principal cellist of the NY Philharmonic Carter Brey and flutist Elizabeth Mann, produced by twentyone-time Grammy Award winner David Frost.

 

 

I really admire in her story the instinct to take action, the willingness to use her strengths to create change in the world. How can you imagine doing something similar? 

Find Donna at her website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Building a creative business? You need to check out the Ultimate Music Business Summit this January! I'll be presenting, and so will over two dozen other musicpreneurs! 

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Nov 1, 2022

Recently I've started sharing little short stories and advices and ideas on social media each week. I think they might be enjoyable, and I hope they might be helpful! 

This week: What do running, the oboe, and online business have in common? 

Answer: They're all easier if you allow them to be! 

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Oct 27, 2022

Bill Lueth is a San Francisco Radio Hall of Fame inductee and currently the president of KDFC and vice president of USC Radio Group. During his 30 year career in both public and commercial radio, Bill has left a meaningful impact on the classical music community. 

We talk about 

- How his passion for classical music led to three decades in the radio industry

- What the future of classical radio looks like

- What the institutions of classical music, including radio, need to be doing to move forward

 - What it takes for a self-produced artist to get radio play

and more! 

 

Take a look at what Classical California is about! 

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Oct 13, 2022

em2CONNECT is Emily Martin and Elizabeth McDonald. As ideators and performers, the two have sung and taught all over the world as solo opera singers and as members of the performing trio, Women on the Verge (WOV) — an international group of women dedicated to advocating for women- centered stories.

em2CONNECT is also a small creative facilitation practice made up of the high- energy and ideas-driven duo raising collaboration to “the power of two”.

em2CONNECT specializes in rebranding, repositioning, and promoting flexible thinking around artistic careers. Their work is centered on THE PROCESS - a collaborative support program where artists (re)define their artistic philosophy as a foundation for strategic career thinking.

 

I found Emily and Elizabeth's framework for helping artists to lead with their values so inspiring!  This is also something that has helped me - the more I get in touch with my vision for the oboe community, for the musical community, for my own life, the clearer the action steps seem to become. See what sparks you get from this great conversation!

 

Follow em2CONNECT at their website or on instagram @_fromthevoiceof

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Sep 29, 2022

Today you’ll hear my interview with Deb Stevenson: Oboist, teacher, musician contractor, and founding member of Rendezvous Arts.  The organization she created hosts events that offer  something for EVERYONE and is a triumph of win win for musicians, visual artists, and audiences alike. 


Deb has had a career in music for 35 years. She has  seen all sides of the music profession - from orchestra to Broadway shows and even playing with rock bands!  She teaches  at the high school and college level and contracts musicians for concerts. “I love to play the oboe, but even more than that - I love to create work for music and visual artists - and to make connections between these people and their audiences.” 

It is not EASY to start up a new organization that has legs, that quickly gains support from everywhere. Deb makes it seem easy. Enjoy this episode, enjoy hearing the backstory - and listen for the GEMS of advice and magic that she shares! 

Follow Rendezvous Arts at their gorgeous website, or email them at info@rendezvousarts.org.

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Sep 15, 2022

Daisy Press was raised on the buses, planes, hotels, and stages of a large-scale international rock ’n’ roll tour, on which both her parents performed for over 40 years. Since then, she has become a ferocious and ardent interpreter and creator of experimental classical (and non-classical) music in the United States and Europe. 

In the modern classical genre, Daisy regularly performs as a soloist with Vienna-based ensembles Klangforum Wien and Phace, and with them has sung the work of composers Bernard Lang, Martin Smolka, Rebecca Saunders, and Fausto Romitelli at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

In the world of nightlife and pop music, for several years Daisy served as the lead backing singer/dancer for the band Chromeo. On Broadway, she originated the Horned Goddess role in The Devouring, where she sang her feminine-vibes arrangement of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” every night. At Brooklyn’s noted and notorious House of Yes, Daisy has served as singer-in-residence, and regularly collaborates with its truly astounding in-house aerialists, dancers, and circus performers, composing, improvising, and performing works which embody virtuosity, ecstasy, holiness, humor, and necessary stings of irreverence.

On her own, over the last 20 years, Daisy has become a specialist in the music of 12th-century mystic and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. Not a  traditionalist, Press incorporates elements of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into her unusual and extraordinary interpretations of the original Medieval chants.

 

In our conversation, we looked at the path of Daisy's creativity - from discovering Hildegard to releasing this stunning new album of her works.  The non-linearity of the path stands out, as does Daisy's insistence on leaning into what feels good, what she WANTS to work on in the moment. What would it be like for YOU to make your creative and artistic choices in this way? 

You can visit Daisy's website or follow her on Instagram

The album is You Are the Flower - Music from Hildegard von Bingen - Vol. 1; from StorySound Records. 

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Sep 1, 2022

Reach out to me to schedule a quick deep dive conversation so I can keep this podcast relevant! 

Ellen is a Professional Certified Coach, who has coached everyone from CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, to world renowned singers, to healthcare workers, to aspiring business owners — but what unites them all is their thought leadership and creative entrepreneurship. She works with people who seek to write their own story of success and to shake up their industry along the way. Having sung on such famed stages as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as with opera companies in America and Europe, Ellen found fulfillment after becoming a coach because she realized how many “shoulds” she was living — instead of aligning with what she deeply desired. Having founded two multi-six-figure businesses, delved into original songwriting, created a bicoastal lifestyle in New York and Phoenix, and now begun a family with her husband Matt, Ellen models the courageous and unpredictable path of pursuing her dreams, while supporting her clients in doing the same.

Find out more at Ellen's website, follow her instagram at @ellen_broen and check out her new YouTube channel.

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Aug 18, 2022
Reach out to me to schedule a quick deep dive conversation so I can keep this podcast relevant! 
 
Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 210 episodes, and has obtained thirty corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights, so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! 
 

Find out more at Heidi's website, instagram and Facebook @heidikaybegay. Follow her podcast on facebook and apple podcasts

The Pivoting Musician's Remote Class with Dr. Garrett Hope and Dr. Heidi Kay Begay Class Starts on September 01, 2022 Go to the website to enroll!

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Aug 4, 2022

Asher began classical violin training at the tender age of 2 and had already performed with the Buffalo philharmonic by age 13. 

 

Asher’s expertise in improvisation across multiple genres has led him to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Carnegie Hall and across four continents.  Asher has also been featured on PBS, and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, NBC, and the New York Post among many other major news sources.  He has been booked to perform at special events for Google, Nickelodeon, TNT, National Geographic, Citigroup and a list of notables including George W. Bush, Ivana Trump and many others.

 

In 2014 Asher lived a musician’s nightmare when he lost the strength to play his violin for a number of years. Refusing to accept conventional advice he found a way to heal, building his strength to an unprecedented level.  He used this experience as fuel to reinvent his live concerts as a high-energy contemporary violinist. In only a few months, Asher learned to merge popular tunes and breakdancing choreography into his performances. 

 

Asher also uniquely performs as a DJ violinist bringing his experience as a live performer and technical prowess as an audio editing and mixing guru to countless clubs and stages.

 

Asher has been privileged to teach children and adolescents from under resourced neighborhoods in the Bronx for almost 4 years. This has fostered his drive to make a positive impact on others.  

With a growing fan base, Asher is working to influence societal norms and conventional thinking about musical performance, helping to break down social and physical barriers for his fans and beyond.

 

If you are a classical musician who maybe leans a little bit more pop or electronic  than your colleagues? If you are someone who is never quite satisfied JUST playing in the middle of the orchestra, but who also wants to CREATE your own sounds, your own compositions, your own stye of audience interaction??  I want you to listen to the way Asher has made  a career around figuring out what people want, and how to give it to them in a way that is his very own. The money is all well and good, but he’s found ways to show up with his skills and talents  and make music and sound and art that fits within his own artistic integrity and still SELLS.  That’s really what we’re all looking for, right?

 

 

Jul 21, 2022

Ashley Ertz is an oboist and arts administrator in the Chicago metropolitan area. Ertz is the Artistic Director and Founder of 5th Wave Collective and the Program Manager with the International Music Foundation. She also recently won the position of English Horn with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and is on the Board of Directors for the Musicians Club of Women in addition to a healthy freelance career.

 

In March of 2018 Ashley saw a lack of performance space for womxn composers and thus started 5th Wave Collective, a Chicago based ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by womxn and gender non-conforming composers. They are now finishing off their fourth season with Ertz as Artistic Director, having had over 200 musicians perform with them and presenting over 100 womxn and gender non-conforming composers. 

 

This is so sorely needed. In the orchestral world our attempts to feature female composers look like a tone poem here, a concerto there - but rarely a symphony, never a full concert.  Big orchestras are stuck playing the classics that they assume the audience wants, and they don’t have the time or the social capital to research and program a wider diversity of works. Or so they would have you believe. But Ashley's research and advocacy are pointing the way forward. Look at her website, where HUNDREDS of works by women  are documented. Look at the performances she’s created. She’s not stopping. Nor should she. I know you will love hearing from this brilliant and energetic woman. 

Find out more at the 5th Wave Collective website, instagram, and facebook, and follow Ashley herself on instagram

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Jul 7, 2022

Lisa Canning owns Lisa’s Clarinet Shop- a 41-year-old professional clarinet shop. Her company also teaches woodwind repair to educators, private lesson teachers and to those seeking an additional source of income. She also has a business called Sales Maven which helps small businesses align their digital assets to cohesively sell and market themselves and their businesses.  

Carolyn Nussbaum owns The Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company.  Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1996 as a one-woman repair shop, today, her internationally-established retail, repair, and distribution center supplies flutists with nearly everything they'll need in their musical life - whether it be instruments, music, direction, or knowledge. 

These two women are passionate about collaboration, about working together for the good of the MUSICAL COMMUNITY, and about training band directors and local teachers in the basics of instrument repair so that woodwind players at LOCAL levels can be supported and thriving. 

Find Lisa at her website

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Jun 23, 2022

In today’s podcast you’ll hear my interview with James Daly: Pianist, Composer, Teacher, Business Owner.  He’s created the San Ramon Academy of Music and the Powerful  Piano brand.  James is so charming and passionate, and you can just feel his love for the music he makes and the students he teaches.  He’s overcome a lot of obstacles to get where he is now, owning a successful teaching business and continuing to perform, compose, and create content with energy and love. I hope you enjoy this conversation! 

Let’s just say it: Classical music is elitist. The people on our orchestra stages tend to look a certain way, the composers who get played tend to be demographically similar, and our diversity/equity/inclusion efforts often get a surprising amount of internal and external pushback. As a white woman, It makes me really uncomfortable to talk about these issues, but these are conversations that need to be had. 

The bio my guest James Daly shared with me addresses this head-on, and starts: James is not what people think of when they picture a 'classical pianist'. Being an African American man with full sleeve tattoos and a visible athletic background he is mistaken for a personal trainer more than anything else. But definitely never an artist. How can a meathead be a Chopin aficionado?? 

James has been a lifelong musician, but his circumstances and background put him in a position similar to many other youths. Before turning 17 he was a high school dropout, working full time, and living on his own.  Yet, it was a dedication to music that inspired him to pursue higher education to fulfill his potential. Despite the odds, he achieved a full scholarship to UC Berkeley where he specialized in piano performance and composition. From there he graduated with honors in 2012 and has been teaching the last decade. His unique approach to instruction gained him such success he opened San Ramon Academy of Music in 2018, focusing on online music education and group classes.  He started the Powerful Piano brand in 2021 to grow his educational platform and provide access to music education to anyone, not just those who can afford private instruction. 

 I loved this conversation with James. He’s so charming and passionate that it’s obvious why he’s been successful - and at the same time it’s inspiring that he’s overcome so many  obstacles and is now trying to clear the way for others to do the same.

Connect with James on Instagram, or check out the San Ramon Academy of Music and The Powerful Piano on the web.

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Jun 9, 2022

On today’s podcast, you’ll hear my interview with Leslie Tagorda: Brand Astrologer, Designer, Podcast Host, Professional Clarinetist. The story of how she created and evolved her business is so inspiring to me, and I know it will be to you as well. I hope you enjoy the episode! 

 

Leslie Tagorda helps spiritual entrepreneurs become the luminary leaders they were born to be. As a multiracial brand astrologer, designer, podcast host and author, Leslie revealed her calling when a crisis in her business identity led her to her natal chart where the AstroBrand™ method revealed itself combining business astrology, branding and leadership. Today she teaches this method to visionary entrepreneurs and changemakers globally to help them affirm, embrace and amplify their Star-Powered Purpose. 

Connect with Leslie on Instagram @newmooncreativeco, in her Facebook group, or enjoy her podcast, The Savvy Luminary

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May 26, 2022

This week on the podcast, you’ll hear Kirin McElwain, cellist, performer, and coordination enthusiast.  You'll hear the story of a musician who has the courage to try new things, over and over, and the courage to STOP the things that aren’t working for her. 

Kirin McElwain is a performer-composer on cello and voice and—more recently— laptop and modular synthesizer. Equally at home in concert halls, recording studios, and in DIY venues, Kirin has contributed sounds to numerous film and television scores, contemporary dance performances, mixed media installations, and traditional classical and contemporary classical performances. 

In her own sound practice, she explores the tension between form and chaos, western classical harmony and noise, and ideas of “goodness” and “correctness” in musical style.

Currently she is an Alexander Technique practitioner who works with musicians both one on one and through her digital membership, Feel Better Sound Better. 

What I admire so much about Kirin is the RELENTLESSNESS with which she approaches her creative and business life. She's not afraid to look at what is and isn't working, she's not afraid to ask herself what she needs and what she wants, and she's not afraid to make it happen.  We could all take inspiration from this! 

 

My takeaways from Kirin's conversation: 

  • When you find something that works for you, lean into it
  • Be flexible in how people want to work with you. If you can make it easy, they'll come!
  • Always be aware of what you want to do and what you don't want to do
  • The scarcity mentality of just being grateful for what you have is NOT moving you forward
  • Maintain your standards for yourself
  • Imagine the best possible outcome - and figure out how to handle all of that success in advance
  • Trust yourself to know what you need and figure out how to get it

What did YOU hear? 

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May 12, 2022

I'm speaking directly to you today, reading a chapter from my book, The Happiest Musician.  I talk about my reed business, the one I started as a side thing back in 1998 and grew to six figures. 

I also offer a free resource on why YOU should start up a reed business of your own - if you are an oboist, bassoonist, or single reed player, and if you are looking for more income stability but haven't started yet? You are my people. Grab this handout and let's see if I can help you! 

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

Apr 28, 2022
This week on the podcast, you’ll hear Katherine Emeneth: Flutist and music educator, entrepreneur, founder of KE Creative and Georgia Flute Academy. She’s an inspiration to young flutists and portfolio career musicians alike!  Katherine Emeneth is a music educator, entrepreneur, flutist, and human-helper from Sugar Hill, Georgia. After spending YEARS applying to professor positions around the country, she finally decided to take things into her own hands. She runs a private flute studio for middle and high school students that encompasses all aspects of music education. Her curriculum and activities are modeled after the university applied studio. Her students participate in multiple recitals per year, perform in masterclasses, chamber ensembles, youth orchestras, and even have their own flute summer camp called FLING! Since she's become a bit of a studio building expert, Katherine created an online course for private studio development 4 years ago called The Music Teacher's Playbook. Through this course, she has helped hundreds of musicians develop the private studio of their dreams AND make a full time income as a musician. Since then, she created her own digital education company, KE Creative, that supports classical musicians in advancing their teaching, business, and entrepreneurial skills. She has created 6 courses over the past 4 years and offers tons of freebies to her social media followers. She lives in Sugar Hill, Georgia with her husband, niece, and Old English Sheepdog, Barney.

What I love about talking to Katherine is the POSSIBILITY she offers to so many. She has a huge online and in-person EMPIRE, and devotes herself to helping others find their own thing and empower their own portfolio careers. To hear her tell it, ANYONE can use their strengths to help others and can create an income stream from that. 

 

My takeaways from Katherine's conversation: 

  • Having a portfolio career gives you stability and abundance
  • You are more than your instrument. You have value!
  • The thing that is easy for you is hard for someone else.
  • Create structure - make time to create the plan and then run the plan
  • Get help. Find someone qualified, and get help. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel! 
  • Just start. Action begets action

What did YOU hear? 

Find out more about Katherine at her website, Facebook group, or Instagram

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Apr 14, 2022
 An internationally-acclaimed American soprano and lifetime multi-passionate entrepreneur, Elizabeth Frey Gentner thrives as a performer and arts financial consultant.

Offstage, Elizabeth has established herself as a powerful voice for Artist empowerment in the arts and a Business savvy coach for creatives. In her first years out of music school, a love of numbers led her to work for several well-known financial firms, where she gained valuable insights into what factors led to an organization’s success or failure. In 2006, she set off on her own—leaving finance to found several companies in bookkeeping, financial consulting, and more. Then as now, Elizabeth pursued these opportunities alongside her most exciting musical endeavors. She uses this diverse expertise to serve as a coach for classical musicians, empowering them to achieve both financial independence, career fulfillment and an authentic voice all their own. Elizabeth’s lively podcast, “Opera Uprising”, empowers opera singers to take the power of opera back.  

Elizabeth’s coaching and consultation draw from the lessons—and battle scars—gained as she pieced together a self-funded early artistic career. To this day, Elizabeth continues to self-produce ambitious and socially focused creative projects.

I know you will love this conversation! 

 

It is not inappropriate to make money as a musician, singer or creator; in fact having financial security, whatever that looks like for you, is ESSENTIAL to being able to inhabit your creative space. This is the message that I’ve shared in my book, the Happiest Musician, and it’s one that I believe in so strongly. 

I’m opening up a workshop series for musicians who want to begin leaning into this concept based on the principles of the book. These will start in April and I’d love to have you join me!

Find out more about Elizabeth at her websiteFacebook, Twitter, or Instagram

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Mar 31, 2022

Jenny Clift is a classically-trained violinist, and an EFT Tapping Coach, based in Madrid, Spain.  She is passionate about working with musicians, stage artists and creatives from all over the world, to help them achieve success, wealth, career fulfillment and inner peace.

Her secret weapon is EFT which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as Tapping. 

What I love about Jenny is her EAGERNESS to help other people with the problems that had plagued her. It's one thing to find a healing modality that fixes YOU, it's another to turn it into an entire coaching practice and help other musicians and creatives!  

It is not inappropriate to make money as a musician, singer or creator; in fact having financial security, whatever that looks like for you, is ESSENTIAL to being able to inhabit your creative space. This is the message that I’ve shared in my book, the Happiest Musician, and it’s one that I believe in so strongly. 

I’m opening up a workshop series for musicians who want to begin leaning into this concept based on the principles of the book. These will start in April and I’d love to have you join me!

Find out more about Jenny at her website, Facebook, or YouTube, join her terrific email list, or order her book

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Mar 17, 2022

My guest today, Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, is a violinist and high performance coach and life coach for musicians.  She's built a career for herself around her passion for mindful practice, and she's an inspiration to all! 

Find Renée at www.mindoverfinger.com, follow her on Instagram or Facebook.

 

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Mar 3, 2022

What you'll hear:

  • The TRUE meaning of “success” in the classical music industry… we dive into this important inquiry and zero in on what’s possible financially AND creatively
  • How to adjust to change as your career evolves… and how to insure that you stay HAPPY
  • The shocking truth about the level of job satisfaction in the coveted JOBS in the classical music industry and how to rectify that for yourself regardless of your circumstances
  • How Jennet’s side-hustle turned into a major part of her income, and how it has improved all the other areas of her music career
  • Starting new projects and the voices in your head that stop you: what to do and how to move past it so you can create what you want
  • And so much more!

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Get your copy of The Happiest Musician HERE

Feb 17, 2022

What you’ll hear:

  • The #1 thing you need to seriously consider if you’re heading toward college or in college now - this is important!
  • The multi-millionaire musician that no one has heard of - what his example shows that is available to every musician
  • The system Sam invented to solve a problem and how it led him to building the business he has now
  • NFTs - what are they, how do they apply to musicians… this one you’ve got to hear!
  • And so much more!

Find out more and sign up for Muzie Live at https://www.muzie.live/

Out NOW on Amazon - The Happiest Musician: How To Thrive In Your Creative Career, by Jennet Ingle. You can find it HERE.

Jennet delivers real talk about creating a career in classical music on your own terms, and includes interviews musicians who have created their own unique careers, making them the happiest musicians out there. Whether you're a student or a budding professional - or you've been at it a while and need something to help you think outside the box - this book is for you!

 

 

Feb 3, 2022

What you'll hear...

  • How to create TRUE FANS in your work and build a following so you can support yourself as an artist
  • The TRUTH about the MONEY PATH when you’re forging your own path creatively as a performer - we get the real talk on this mystery most people have no clue about
  • The most surprising way Barron shares his own composed sheet music - and how it has affected his career
  • And so much more!

To find out more about Barron's work, check out his website HERE

If you're a pianist, you can access his sheet music HERE

Also... out NOW - Jennet Ingle's NEW BOOK, The Happiest Musician, How to Thrive in Your Creative Career is available HERE on Amazon now!

 

 

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