Ep. 27: Director of Finance Builds Grassroots Music Career

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Bree Noble is a recognized expert in the music business community known for helping DIY musicians to build their fan base, to become more creative and productive, and to make consistent income from music. Besides being an in-demand speaker, award-winning Podcaster and founder and host of the annual Profitable Musician Online Summit, Bree has traveled the path of a struggling singer-songwriter herself and understands first-hand the...

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Ep. 26: Guitarist & Educator Seizes Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

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Corey Christiansen grew up in a musical family. His father, Mike Christiansen, started teaching him guitar at the age of five. Corey spent a lot of his youth learning the guitar and music. After high school, Corey received his bachelor’s degree from USU. A year later Corey left for Tampa Florida to study with legendary jazz guitar educator, Jack Petersen. In 1999, Corey received his master’s degree from the University of...

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Ep. 25: Marriage, Entrepreneurship & Conflict Advice From Relationship Expert

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Kara is a relationship educator from Allen, TX, and the owner of Verge Relationships, LLC. She earned her PhD in Family Studies from TWU and her master’s degree in dispute resolution from SMU.

After working for a time as a family mediator, helping couples divide up their assets and work out child custody arrangements, she knew she wanted to reach couples much earlier in the process, before they hit rough patches. After...

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Ep. 24: Bassist Supports Family, Buys Home & Monetizes Instagram

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Born, raised and currently living in DFW TX, Jacob Smith is a local top call Acoustic and Electric Bass player.

From 2007-2011 He attended the University of North Texas and played in the prestigious One O'Clock Lab Band. From 2011-2013 he was a member of the late Bob Belden's fusion group, Animation. He recorded the album "Transparent Heart" with them, and toured America, London and Spain. He also has performed with artists including...

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Ep. 22: NYC Vibraphonist Makes Name For Herself & Promotes Gender Awareness

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Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA.

Sasha started playing drums at eight years old. She pursued a jazz emphasis at her high school, Oakland School for the Arts, where she picked up the vibraphone at age 13. She is an alumni of the SF Jazz High School All Stars Orchestra and the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. She headlined festivals like the Atlanta Jazz...

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Ep. 21: Australian Arts Manager, Drummer & Yogi Finds Healthy Balance

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Holly Norman is a freelance arts manager, event producer and musician. Some of her career achievements have included the production logistics for Melbourne Festival (2016 - 2018 - Contemporary Music), artist logistics for Darwin Festival (2016), project management of Perth International Jazz Festival (2015) and Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2019). As an independent producer and tour manager, Holly co-wrote the award-nominated...

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Ep. 18: A Music Educator Gets Real About Music Education

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Saxophonist and educator Dan Gelok is internationally recognized and sought-after as an outstanding young performer and teacher of classical saxophone music. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Indiana University and his Masters in Saxophone Performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Houston. His teachers include...

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Ep. 16: A Drummer & Educator Navigates His Finances, Family & Future

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Stockton Helbing is not very good at sitting still. If he is not playing the drums he is busy being a composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, music director, author, and entrepreneur.

Stockton maintains a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching around North America with his trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet. He is a frequent guest artist at colleges and high schools where he clinics, rehearses, and performs...

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Ep. 15: Money Mindset 101

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Today we're going to discuss how musicians can adjust their mindset in regards to money and more. The goal of this podcast is to rid the stigmas limiting musicians from reaching their full potential musically, financially, and mentally. Our mindsets are incredibly powerful. In fact, I wasn't able to take financial control over my life until I renewed my mindset.

Words Matter

The mind is capable of achieving...

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Ep. 12: Married Musicians Build Music Academy Business From Scratch

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Jiyoung Johnston, director and co-founder of Lone Star Music Academy, exhibits equally strong performance and education abilities in classical and jazz music.

Native of Korea, she started piano at the age of 5 and was trained in classical music. While in Korea, she won 1st prize in numerous competitions including the National Student Piano Competition (1992) and Honam Art Competition (1993). In 1992, she was one of the...

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