Budgeting for Beginners

In this episode, Tori shares some backstory about her relationship with money at the end of her time as a student and just getting started as a flute lesson teacher in Texas. Listen for some tips to help you change your relationship with money, ditch the starving artist mindset, and get out of debt!  In …

Jess Voigt Page: music business and career success coach

Originally from Australia, Jess Voigt Page is an Austin, TX-based classical saxophonist, teacher, performer, and coach. She is on faculty at Baylor University and is president-elect of NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance). Jess’ “three-ish-minute thursday” Youtube videos cover a variety of bite-sized topics pertinent to creating your own music career. Stay tuned all the way …

Make money NOW

SPOILER ALERT! This episode uses the word a**. Also, this is NOT a step-by-step guide on how to get rich quick! This week we are talking about some mental blocks that might be holding you back from making more money as a musician during a pandemic.  Things to listen for: Journaling– yay or nay? Discontent– …

Austin Pancner on Recovering from Injury

This week, Tori speaks with Austin Pancner of The Functional Musician about the importance of exercise, nutrition, and meditation when recovering from a performance-related injury. Austin is a bass trombonist, personal trainer, and nutritionist finishing his DMA at Indiana University. He is also the founder of The Functional Musician, who’s Holistic Transformation Program boasts taking …

Chelsea Tanner on Mindset

Join us this week for our first conversation episode! Dr. Chelsea Tanner is a flutist and mindset coach. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Chelsea started two online Flute Bootcamp courses, launched her self-image coaching business, AND her very own podcast called Align Your Mind. If you enjoy our conversation today, you’ll definitely want to …

Pivoting online and virtual networking for musicians

Yes, we are (hopefully) halfway through this pandemic thing. No, it is never too late to start amplifying your artistic voice online! Your online presence is meant to showcase your work. It is your platform to advertise your goods, services, and skills. If you are a non-salaried musician, how do you expect to get new …

PPP Loans for Musicians

If you are a musician with a gig-based income, you will likely qualify for some covid relief money from the federal government soon! Congress passed “The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” on December 20. This act provides additional funds to the Paycheck Protection Program— the pandemic relief program administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). …

New Year’s Resolutions and SMART Goals

Are you a new year’s resolution person, or not really? This week we’ll talk about why resolutions don’t work, and how to create resolutions that motivate you to achieve your goals!  Things to listen for:  Arguments for and against resolutions Why resolutions fail SMART goals  Taking an OK resolution and making it SMART  S: Specific …

Imposter Syndrome

“Imposter!” Who, me?? This week, we discuss this syndrome that affects 70% of adults and develops as a side effect of going through the music school system.  Listen all the way to the end of the episode for exciting Unclassical news and fun things to come in 2021!  Things to listen for: What is Imposter …