Skills You Acquire as a Musician that Translate to Any Profession

Photo by Milena Parobczy There are unlimited skills obtained during your years practicing, studying, and working as a musician.  It’s important to know how invaluable these skills are, how they effectively cross over into any job, and how to utilize your experience and expertise in your own entrepreneurial endeavors and/or articulate to an...

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10 Ways to Make a Career in a Foreign Country

Photo by Julie Ann Link Moving to a foreign country is an exciting time, but it’s important to make the proper preparations to provide the most beneficial, growth focused, and fulfilling experience possible.  It’s one thing to vacation in a different country, but it requires a thoughtful and planned approach when looking to reside in another...

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Photo By Milena Parobczy
Photo By Milena Parobczy

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Photo by Milena Parobczy It is beautiful that you are detailed oriented and want to do the best job that you can, but your perfectionism is crippling your ability to achieve anything. At a certain point, your work is good enough, and it is time to share. You're always going to find something else to change and improve, and you may never...

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Sensitivity is Your Superpower

Photo by Julie Ann Link Everyone has at least one superpower.  Sensitivity is just one special trait that is a wonderful opportunity for connection and deeper understanding for oneself and others.  Here are 18 ways your sensitivity is a superpower. What is the first way your sensitivity is a superpower? 1. Awareness Awareness is the knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.  Sensitivity around your own self awareness is really important.  With a kind and sensitive awareness to yourself, a deeper sense of understanding and patience emerges.  Sensitivity to yourself helps you to walk through life with a more thoughtful and delicate approach which in turn leads to interacting with others more compassionately.  What is the second way that your sensitivity is a superpower? 2....

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Photo By Milena Parobczy
Photo By Milena Parobczy

5 Tips to Make a Successful Audition

Photo by Milena Parobczy Music auditions for students and adults can be a stressful experience. From youth orchestra try outs to competition concerts to professional orchestra auditions, and even business job interviews, here are 5 tips to help you put your best self forward. What is the first tip on playing a successful audition? 1. Continuity Music auditions can take you all around the world.  With an ever changing environment, a memento may assist in grounding you in the present moment.  By carrying the same pencil, wearing the same audition uniform for each performance or interview, or bringing along something, this will provide a thread of connection and stability bringing a familiar and comfortable frame of mind to the unknown. What is the second tip on how you can play a good...

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5 Tips to Conquer Music Performance Anxiety

Photo by Milena Parobczy Public speaking and stage fright are one of the most common phobias in the world. Many people suffer from music performance anxiety - you are not alone if you do. Below are 5 tips to help you conquer your music performance nerves. What is the first tip to help you better deal with music performance anxiety? 1. Perspective Remember that all of your friends and family in the audience are there to support you. The judging panel wants you to do well. Everyone in the audience is impressed that you’re accomplishing your performance goals, and we admire you for facing your stage fright fears head on. We are all sending you positive vibes to play a successful concert. Remember that your nerves show that you care. Remember that this is just one concert of hundreds of performances that you will do. After each concert that...

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