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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: April, 2024

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

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!

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