45 episodes

Too many classical musicians go through the difficult and demanding grind of music school or years of lessons, and find out: "hmm, this isn't what I thought it was going to be like," or think: "why didn't anyone talk about what being a musician was really like?"



Well, that's why we're here.



The term Per Service is typically how we judge how good a gig is..because we'd say a gig pays...$95 per service (where each rehearsal or concert is a service). But money doesn't have to be the only way to measure how good a gig is. It could be worthwhile because of the conductor is awesome, or which colleagues you get to work with, or because there's a great BBQ joint across the street from the hall, or for many other reasons that don't get counted for in just the rate per service.



We're four musicians who want to talk openly about what it's really like, and invite you to join in the conversation too at www.perservice.co

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    • 4.8, 34 Ratings

Too many classical musicians go through the difficult and demanding grind of music school or years of lessons, and find out: "hmm, this isn't what I thought it was going to be like," or think: "why didn't anyone talk about what being a musician was really like?"



Well, that's why we're here.



The term Per Service is typically how we judge how good a gig is..because we'd say a gig pays...$95 per service (where each rehearsal or concert is a service). But money doesn't have to be the only way to measure how good a gig is. It could be worthwhile because of the conductor is awesome, or which colleagues you get to work with, or because there's a great BBQ joint across the street from the hall, or for many other reasons that don't get counted for in just the rate per service.



We're four musicians who want to talk openly about what it's really like, and invite you to join in the conversation too at www.perservice.co

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

ncole78 ,

An inside look at the real lives of classical musicians

I tune in because these guys are really entertaining, and I always wish I could jump into the conversation! There are frustrations, highs and lows, but in the end this show reminds me of why we do what we do. The music is great, and we can't see ourselves living any other way. Lots of practical advice for all facets of a classical music career too.

JesusChristrocksmyworld ,

Informative and inspiring

Great show with great advice and stories, certainly something for everyone though. Frankly, though, listening to Christian has become difficult. Seems like a lot of things are infused with needless criticism and negativity.

Scooobysnacks ,

Fantastically Real

I found myself exploring new podcasts to help and inspire me through my musical journey being a late bloomer in Los Angeles. These cats sound like the real deal - and are very humble with their opinions & advice. I just finished episode 26 & 27 and was just blown away with the quality/content in the podcast.

I highly recommend if you are an industry person or someone who is starting off. Either way you will find something in each episode. Cheers and I hope this podcasts grows to be more successful.

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