Episode 1: Burnout

Musicians who podcast: Karen Cubides of The Musician's Guide The Unclassical Musician

Wrapping up this three-part series with Karen Cubides was so fun! Karen is the host of The Musician's Guide podcast, as well as the Fempire to Inspire podcast. With a background in classical saxophone and orchestra admin, Karen set off to found her own marketing agency in Nashville– the Karen Cubides Agency. Karen works with musicians of all stripes on building a rewarding career that is unique to them through coaching, photography, social media, web design, and videography.  In this episode: Why Karen loves podcasting (she has TWO new shows coming soon!) The role podcasting plays in her career The Enneagram for musicians We're taking a short break, but we'll be back later in July with fresh content!  In the mean time, there are only a few days left to register for Heidi Kay Begay's course The Podcasting Musician! Use my code TORI10 at checkout for 10% off. Classes start July 3!  ~~~~~~~~~ Episode links: Follow Karen on IG  Follow The Musician's Guide on IG Follow Karen Cubides Agency on IG Karen Cubides Agency website "Persona" documentary trailer ~~~~~~~~ Show Links: Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician! Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon Follow Tori on Instagram  Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori  Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com    
  1. Musicians who podcast: Karen Cubides of The Musician's Guide
  2. Musicians who podcast: Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations
  3. Musicians who podcast: Heidi Kay Begay of Flute360
  4. Rebroadcast of the original trailer
  5. New World Flutist Leah Stevens on Mental Health

In episode 1, Tori kicks off a series of heavy-hitting topics with her own personal burnout story. We define burnout and its symptoms, and discuss why musicians in particular are prone to working themselves into burnout. 

Do you have an inspirational burnout story that you’d like to share with other listeners? Feel free to post about it in The Unclassical Musicians FB group, or DM Tori on IG!

Info on “Burnout” from Psychology Today:


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2 thoughts

  1. Tori!! This was so good, you rocked this first one, and yeah, tough topic. It’s a long road to realize that others have these same struggles. And ultimately to realize that there’s no shame in choosing the path that is calling you, even if it means doing something totally different than you thought you’d be doing. We’re each unique and there’s an equally unique path there for the taking for every on of us.


    • Thank you for listening Mary! And beautifully said, we all are on our on unique path that has twists and turns we don’t even know about yet. There is no shame in deviating from the path our predecessors laid out for us!


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