The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career


The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career

by Jéan Gabriel, a professional musician and writer for numusician.com.

"This is a personal story dedicated to the hardest working musician I know.
I hope this story inspires you too!"


Some of my earliest memories are smashing pots and pans with wooden spoons in our family lounge while my dad rehearsed with his band, I absolutely loved growing up surrounded by musicians. As a kid, I just thought it was normal. I thought being a...

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Ep. 40: Nashville Financial Planner Helps Musicians Thrive

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Financial advisor and radio host David Adams is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CPA in Nashville, Tennessee. As President of David Adams Wealth Group, LLC, an Independent practice offering securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., David is dedicated to helping his clients live well and retire, too. For more than 15 years, David has been committed to the financial well-being of his clients,...

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12 Steps to Financial Independence

Before we get to the first ever Thriving Musician guest blog post, you need to understand who Cody Garrett is...

When I started Thriving Musician I couldn't imagine there could be another musician out in the world as interested in personal finance, financial literacy, etc. as myself. It turns out there is and he is only 240 miles away in Houston on practically the exact same path as me. After hearing about my financial endeavors a musical colleague who moved to Houston recommended I talk...

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Ep. 36: Instrument Repairman Builds Business From Scratch

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Tony Barrette is a professional saxophonist and repair specialist. In addition to co-owning TB Winds, he teaches woodwind instrument repair at the University of North Texas (UNT) to undergraduate and graduate students.

Before moving back to Denton, Tony worked as a saxophone repair specialist at Meridian Winds in East Lansing, Michigan, where he had the opportunity to work for the saxophone studios of Michigan State University and...

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Ep. 14: An Opera Singer Becomes A Certified Financial Planner

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Freelance Financial Planning founder Ben Henry-Moreland trained as an opera singer and performed professionally around the Midwest, New England, and Europe. He has worked in the financial services industry since 2012, serving with two Boston-based investment advisory firms before launching Freelance Financial Planning in 2017.

Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and his certificate in financial planning from...

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Ep. 9: Do Musicians Need Insurance?

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Many studies over the decades have concluded that over 40% of musicians do not have health insurance. Many of my colleagues and clients are in the same boat. With that in mind, how many musicians do you think have home, liability, disability or life insurance?

Insurance defined:

  1. A practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or...
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Do Musicians Need Insurance?

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES and maybe...

Many studies over the decades have concluded that over 40% of musicians do not have health insurance. Many of my colleagues and clients are in the same boat. With that in mind, how many musicians do you think have home, liability, disability or life insurance?

Insurance defined:

  1. A practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment...
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