Crushing Classical

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.

Episodes

May 13, 2021 61 min

 

What you’ll hear:

  • INCREDIBLE advice from Angie (a veteran copywriter) about how to write in YOUR bio/about page that conveys EXACTLY who you are
  • Super valuable info for musicians moving into business right now and feeling like a newbie - this one will definitely shift your POV
  • How to measure your success… it’s the antithesis to how we do it as classical musicians and how to break through that
  • And SO much more!
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    What you'll hear:

  • How connecting two passions as an entrepreneur turned into a business and income stream
  • The KEY to moving on and healing after an injury - this also applies to re-creating in a new way in your career!
  • What Lisa did after a devastating injury that made her a better pianist and a better musician
  • Very inspiring advice on moving forward in any situation, whether that's an injury or a career pivot... you have to h...
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    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 hea...
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    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...

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    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 ...

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    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!
  • Join FONS and get an EXTRA 30 days free trial on top of ...

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    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 l...
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    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 o...

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    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 h...
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    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 Nor...

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    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 wha...
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    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 ...

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    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 ...
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    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'...

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    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 F...

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    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!

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    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...

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    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!

    We are going to go LIVE on my FACEBOOK page together on Friday 5/22 ...

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    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...
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    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:/...

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