Within The Musician

Within The Musician

Welcome! This podcast is a place of discovery for all students, performers, educators and future educator. Join me and my guest each week as we explore why music matters. We will talk about the struggles and the triumphs, But above all we draw inspiration from one another as we explore ways to make ourselves happier and healthier human beings. Music is not just about the study of tone, technique, rhythm or theory. We will explore topics like stress management, perfectionism, communication, connection and above all self care and compassion.

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March 16, 2021 60 min

Importance of music for young and old minds!
Today Stephan Betz and I  are going to talk about the intricacy of the brain, and how music can affect the development. How music can actually help students experiencing challenges in academics. We’ll talk about why it might be easier to start as an earlier student, but also how it can really benefit starting as an adult. We are also going to talk about what music therapy is, how it’s he...

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On tooday I am going to talk about

  • My personal journey of improvisation 
  • What improvisation really is anyway. 
  • Why I like introducing it into my teaching
  • Why and how I think it is beneficial to classical musicians
  • And we will go over some excersise to get started as a musician or ways to start it as a teacher- and even on zoom!!!!
  • Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback. I can be reached at www.bayareaflutist.com or monica&...

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    February 17, 2021 61 min

    On today's episode I am talking with Lea Pearson is the author of Body Mapping for Flutists: What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know About the Body and numerous articles in professional magazines. Those publications and her years of successful pain-relief outcomes with musicians have gained her international acclaim. She is a sought-after trainer and speaker and has presented and taught workshops at more than 40 universities, mi...

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     On this episode Suz Pulinski and I  talk about the mindset needed to move forward in 2021. Suz is  they creator of the Rockstar planner book, She is an expert in her field - bringing home the importance of planning and strategizing in a really effective way. On today’s show we will talk about how she started on this path to empower musicians. We will also  talk about how to set goals and maintain them- again without the burnout. 

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    In this episode Josh Boyd gives great insight into what it is like being a band director during covid. He talks about virutal and inperson learning, and how to navigate between the two. I loved his insight into building community within your band programs! Definetly check out his podcast 'Directing Bands' below!

    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5aNBzNBNNXh3H3eH9p7IBU
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    On this episode I have two private instructors: Stephen Evans and Irina Fatykhova. Private music instructors have a very unique position. Our instruction is completely individualized. As creative instructors we teach the whole musician. Often our job is to find out how a students week went, what challenges did they have that week? What breakthroughs did they have that week? How did they enjoy or connect to the music? And how can I ...

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     Guest Sherry Finzer gives us lots of insight about  New Age music and the power it has to heal. And right now more than ever- I think we all can use a little healing. On this episode we are going to talk about what New Age Music is.... How it can help us heal... What mindfulness is.. And how music can help us be more mindful.... 

    On this episode we talked about all of the following, check Sherry and all of her amazing projects out ...

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    In this episode Nicole Hand talks about empowering artists to have financial freedom. She believes Artists do not need to choose between a creative career and financial stability.  She is going to share her journey, and give us some ideas on how to get started building our wealth. 

    Follow Nicole on Instagram @artistwithabundance or on her website at www.artistwithabundance.com Nicole teaches bassoon, saxophone, piano, and has gr...

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    January 1, 2021 11 min

    This 2020 was challenging, but there were so many lessons learned. In this episdoe I talk about what I am grateful for.  I have found a life purpose in teaching, and sharing music and for 2021 I am surrendering. There is uncertanty, and I need to have flexiblity in that. 

    I also talk about the move Soul by Pixar/Disney, and how it relates to my person life.

    This episode is just me, but looking forward to bringing lots of guests to yo...

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    Staying healthy for the New Year

    On today’s episode we explore the most common New Years resolution: Health, weight loss, and wellness. So today I am bring an expert dietician on our show to discuss how we as musicians can be healthier and have longer and more successful careers. We will also talk about foods that can support us during stressful audition, touring, or recording projects, as well as foods that will support our immune ...

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    On today’s episode we talk with Tereasa Payne, a multi instrumentalist regularly performing on Broadway in New York. Today we talk about Tereasa about why music is essential, and how she is making the show go on. Virtually Tereasa performs to seniors and homebound individuals, breaking the isolation and bringing connection through music.

    Tereasa also talks to us about world flutes, her path to Broadway, and get advise for young musi...

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    On today’s show we hit topics close to the heart for our music community. Our guest is Toni Aswegan, a mental health professional, who has her own podcast called Toni Talks Therapy. We talk about depression, sadness and anxiety that is hitting this holiday season. The challenges musicians and artists face at this time due to lack of performing at our busiest time of year. We also talk about issues many musicians face such as : perf...

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    In this spontaneous episode, I talk about my experience teaching Christmas music to students of all levels. My realization that singing lyrics provided a powerful understanding of phrasing, style, interpretation, vibrato usage, and much more. I talk about how connecting to Christmas music can provide a deeper understand of music as a form of expression.

    For more info on me Monica Williams please visit my website

    www.bayareaflutist.co...

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    The Portfolio Musician

    This episode is jam packed with wisdom from Katherine Emeneth. This episode is especially helpful for private teachers that want to work on ideas for retention of students, growing growing the numbers of students. We talk about what a portfolio musician is- in short an artist that has multiple revenue streams. We also talk about what musicians can do to keep our industry alive, having day jobs without shame, a...

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    Virtual learning was not the first choice of students or teachers, but by entering into this new territory we have all been challenged. I will talk about what I have learned from teaching virtually, and my appreciation for this challenge. Later in the segment my 8 students will share what virtual learning is like for them. Isabelle, Drishti, Claire, Caroline, Arhan, Liza, Lexi, and Crystal bravely tell it how it is. The social chal...

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    In this episode we talk with principal flutists of NSO, Aaron Goldman. Aaron shares his path to success, which was not always an ascending straight line. He talks about the importance of mindset and resilience in the performing and auditioning process. He shares tips and techniques he uses to help with performance anxiety and how to overcome a ‘bad’ practice day. His story is one of inspiration and strength .

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    In this episode I talk with John Herrera from Clamsville Studios. John is a grammy nominated music producer, recording engineer, composer and plays many instruments. Today we talk about what this profession looks like 8 months into Covid. He highlights some upcoming brilliant work from artists soon to be released, and talks about the courage and vulnerability that he witnesses as artist enter the recording studio.

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    November 20, 2020 1 min

    This podcast is a place of discovery for all students, performers, educators and future educator. Join me and my guest each week as we explore why music matters. We will talk about the struggles and the triumphs, But above all we draw inspiration from one another as we explore ways to make ourselves happier and healthier human beings. Music is not just about the study of tone, technique, rhythm or theory. We will explore topics lik...

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