8 episodes

Just Playing It By Ear is a podcast that shares the experiences of Bethany and Iona as they leave their music studies and enter the big wide freelance world. In every other episode, advice and inspiration will also be shared from skilled professionals in the industry. Join us as we continue Just Playing It By Ear!

For all enquiries please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com

Just Playing It By Ear Bethany Norman and Iona Duncan

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Just Playing It By Ear is a podcast that shares the experiences of Bethany and Iona as they leave their music studies and enter the big wide freelance world. In every other episode, advice and inspiration will also be shared from skilled professionals in the industry. Join us as we continue Just Playing It By Ear!

For all enquiries please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com

    S1, Ep8 Just Playing It By Ear: Let's Catch Up and a Live Performance!

    S1, Ep8 Just Playing It By Ear: Let's Catch Up and a Live Performance!

    Let's catch up! After a busy few weeks, we thought we should just sit and chat. No script, no agenda, just talking about what we've been up to and how we're finding going back to work into this strange world we live in. Not only this, we have even added a special treat at the end....a live performance just for you! We would like to thank you all for joining us for our first series here at Just Playing It By Ear. A little project during lockdown has developed into so much more for us and we wouldn't be continuing if we didn't know people were listening. So THANK YOU for encouraging us to keep talking and discussing the topics we usually only hear behind closed doors.We would love to continue recording our conversations over here at Just Playing It By Ear, so if you have anything you'd like to share or to be discussed, please do get in touch! Let us know what you think by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts and downloading the episodes on Spotify. To contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 31 min
    S1, E7 Just Playing It By Ear: Sally Minter

    S1, E7 Just Playing It By Ear: Sally Minter

    In this episode Bethany chats with flautist Sally Minter about finding your musical self, her journey to becoming the sub-principal of the Cape Town Philharmonic and how she continues to manage building a freelance career. Sally has enjoyed a varied career. Orchestrally, she has played as a concerto soloist with every major orchestra in South Africa and has also held the sub-Principal flute and piccolo player chair of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performs as the flautist in her award winning duo “Avanti” and in the Bella Rose Quartet. Sally is also a wonderful teacher and offers specialist tuition not only on the flute, but insightful sessions on her approach to the piccolo too.More information on Sally can be find via her Instagram @sallyminterflute and her website www.sallyminterflute.comWe would love to continue this conversation so if you have anything you'd like to share or to be discussed here at Just Playing It By Ear, please do get in touch! Let us know what you think by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts or to contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 44 min
    S1, Ep 6 Just Playing It By Ear: Performance Anxiety with Martina O'Connell

    S1, Ep 6 Just Playing It By Ear: Performance Anxiety with Martina O'Connell

    In this episode we chat with the wonderful Martina about each of our experiences with performance anxiety. Better known as 'stage fright', it comes hand in hand with being a musician and we strongly feel sharing our experiences will help anyone listening. We would love to continue this conversation so if you have anything you'd like to share or to be discussed here at Just Playing It By Ear, please do get in touch!Let us know what you think by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts or to contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S1, Ep5 Just Playing It By Ear: Working with Friends

    S1, Ep5 Just Playing It By Ear: Working with Friends

    In this episode we openly discuss how we find working with friends, and more specifically, working with each other. As a musician, working with friends is often a complex dynamic we find ourselves navigating whether it be for a project or in as players in an ensemble. We hope you find our chat insightful.Let us know what you think by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts or to contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 37 min
    S1, Ep4 Just Playing It By Ear: Lily Day-Scott

    S1, Ep4 Just Playing It By Ear: Lily Day-Scott

    In this episode, we chat to Lily Day-Scott, a professional vocalist about the ins and the outs of being a freelance musician. Lily is also a qualified vocal health practitioner and she shares her best tips for keeping your voice in shape, even if you don't sing! We had so much fun chatting with Lily and we hope you enjoy listening.You can find Lily on Instagram at @__lilydayscott or www.lilydayscott.co.ukTo contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 40 min
    S1, Ep3 Just Playing It By Ear: Get to know us and talking perfectionism

    S1, Ep3 Just Playing It By Ear: Get to know us and talking perfectionism

    Get to know us! This episode give you a little insight into our personal lives, how music became our career choice and what we hope is in store for the future. Discussing all things from finding love at the gym, injuries and perfectionism this one is not to be missed!To contact us, please email justplayingitbyearpodcast@gmail.com or find us on instagram @justplayingitbyearpodcast

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

maddie_jewell ,

5 stars

Brilliant podcast, so informative and entertaining for musicians and non musicians alike. Can’t wait to see what you guys bring out next!

Broganweir33 ,

Love this Podcast!

Such a brilliant listen & brightens up my journey into work in the mornings! I related to so many parts. It’s definitely a Podcast I would recommend to anyone in the music industry or looking to move into it! Can’t wait to hear more.

__Lils ,

Great new podcast - great discussions and lovely hosts

Really enjoyed the first episode of this! Bethany and Iona are brilliant hosts, their discussions are interesting and informative and sooooo true of the freelance musician world! A must listen for anyone interested in the worlds of music, the arts or those who are self-employed - lots of funny and relatable content :)

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