Doublers is a podcast featuring professional performing musicians who “double” in other career pursuits. This podcast is a resource for any musician looking into other careers or income streams outside the traditional performing/teaching binary. -- It often feels like a music career has two paths: performance or teaching. Our sense of self gets wrapped up in identifying as a "musician", and there's a certain pressure to stay strictly within those two paths in order to maintain that identity. If you're making money in another industry, are you a musical failure? Long before the pandemic began, many musicians relied on secondary skills to pay the bills: often in careers that have nothing to do with music, teaching, or the degree they earned! Listen to their stories here.
Episode 8 // John Hong
How does spending on $8500 you don't have as a grad student jump start your career? In this episode, John Hong shares how one swipe of a credit card started the journey into his current pursuits.
Episode 7 // Atse Theodros
Atse Theodros is a freelance trumpet player and brass repair tech at J. Landress Brass in New York City. After apprenticing at the shop during his last year of study at Manhattan School of Music, Atse has spent the last 5 years carving out his niche as...
Episode 6 // Sara Duchovnay
Sara and I chat about her experiences as an entrepreneur and operatic soloist, the challenges of building businesses, and why classical musicians should be more like Rhianna (for real). In this conversation with Sara, I mention an blog post called...
Episode 5 // Beth Lano
Beth Lano has maintained a very successful career as a French horn player while working as a marketing, advertising, and public relations professional. After moving to Las Vegas in 1982, Beth spent five years in the traveling orchestra backing Wayne...
Episode 4 // Lauren Yu
Lauren Yu is a bassoonist and software engineer in the DC metropolitan area. She is a founding member of the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, a well-known chamber ensemble that has an international following. With her quartet, Lauren has presented...
Episode 3 // Ryan Walsh
Ryan Walsh is an oboist and wine tasting connoisseur currently based in Pittsburgh after 17 years in New York City. Most recently, Ryan was the oboe/English horn player for the Broadway National Tour of Les Misérables. When not on tour, Ryan regularly...
Customer ReviewsSee All
I’ve learned so much from this podcast and it has opened my eyes to many more options out there for my career. Thank you, Erin! I can’t wait to hear more.
World needs more of this
This podcast is absolutely critically important at any stage of any musician’s development. Having multiple interests should never be felt as a restriction on any particular career, yet musicians and their antiquated teaching seem to demand a false “all-in” mentality. Absolute 5 stars and I am excited to see who host Erin Paul brings in throughout the seasons.
Such a great program. Really enjoy the information and humor. 5 stars!