53 episodes

Let me be your diva sidekick when it comes to staying focused and extra sparkly in your singing career.
Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives.
Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer blog. Did you feel like you simply ran out of time during studio class to talk about some of the necessary business elements of your career? Do not despair, divas! This podcast is meant for you!

Studio Class The Sybaritic Singer

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Let me be your diva sidekick when it comes to staying focused and extra sparkly in your singing career.
Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives.
Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer blog. Did you feel like you simply ran out of time during studio class to talk about some of the necessary business elements of your career? Do not despair, divas! This podcast is meant for you!

    Episode 53: Micro Action Monday - Cultivate self discipline

    Episode 53: Micro Action Monday - Cultivate self discipline

    "Your micro action for today is to make a commitment to accountability. It is to make a commitment to self discipline. Remember that self discipline tends to look like those small, boring, unsexy tasks. But, through that, you reach a freedom of being able to do what you want to do - being able to do what you said you were going to do."


    Do you like these micro action episodes? You'll probably like the 29 Days to Diva series on The Sybaritic Singer too. Check it out here: https://sybariticsinger.com/category/29-days-to-diva/


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.

    • 10 min
    Episode 52: Masterclass - Francesca Mondanaro

    Episode 52: Masterclass - Francesca Mondanaro

    While enjoying a busy professional singing career performing lead roles with such opera companies as Deutsche Oper Berlin, Baltimore Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Nashville Opera, Sarasota Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Maryland and others, soprano Francesca Mondanaro found her way into teaching as her own colleagues began asking for lessons. It was a natural fit after having studied vocal pedagogy for over 20 years with her own vocal mentors, and having had a unique, challenging instrument of her own that she had to build from bottom to top, into a voice that is still hired to this day. She now teaches privately in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and online. I have been wanting to invite Francesca to give a Masterclass episode since the beginning of Studio Class. I'm so thrilled that she shared such wonderful wisdom and insights in this episode. Enjoy!


    Do you like these Masterclass episodes? You'll probably like the 29 Days to Diva series on The Sybaritic Singer too. Check it out here: https://sybariticsinger.com/category/29-days-to-diva/


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.
    Special Guest: Francesca Mondanaro.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 51: Masterclass - Allyssa Jones, Ashley Shabankareh, Sara Noble

    Episode 51: Masterclass - Allyssa Jones, Ashley Shabankareh, Sara Noble

    In advance of our New Music Gathering 2021 panel on Money Mindset, I've invited my friends and colleagues to do a Masterclass episode where we talk about all things money mindset. Allyssa Jones, Ashley Shabankareh, and Sara Noble shared tons of tips, tools, and insights inside this episode. I hope you'll listen and share widely!


    Do you like these Masterclass episodes? You can join the Sybaritic Camerata on Patreon and become a Masterclass Scholar! Masterclass Scholar's get VIP access to the Masterclass guests on Studio Class. This is your chance to ask them your questions and get their advice!


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.
    Special Guests: Allyssa Jones, Ashley Shabankareh, and Sara Noble.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 50: Micro Action Monday - Develop Self Awareness

    Episode 50: Micro Action Monday - Develop Self Awareness

    As part of this short series on self-love, worthiness, self-discipline, and more, we're tackling the subject of self-awareness today. Know thyself, divas! Knowing your motivations, needs, desires, and values helps you in big and small ways. Find out more through this episode.


    Do you like these micro action episodes? You'll probably like the 29 Days to Diva series on The Sybaritic Singer too. Check it out here: https://sybariticsinger.com/category/29-days-to-diva/


    Thank you Sybaritic Camerata Patrons!!
    I wouldn't be able to make these Micro Action Monday and Masterclass episodes without the help of my awesome Sybaritic Camerata Patrons! Through the Listening Circle, Fri-YAY Crew, Reading Club, Masterclass Scholars, and more, they help make this podcast free and ad-free.


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.

    • 13 min
    Episode 49: Masterclass - Liz Pearse

    Episode 49: Masterclass - Liz Pearse

    Finding joy in variety, Liz Pearse is a musician of many pursuits. Liz began her exploration of the endless possibilities of the voice after a childhood spent playing any instrument she could lay hands upon. As a performer, her uniquely colorful and versatile voice has led to performances of wide-ranging works from medieval to modern, and though she is known as a specialist in contemporary vocal repertoire, she also deeply enjoys a well-aged song. I am so thrilled to feature Liz in this Masterclass episode of the Studio Class podcast!


    Do you like these Masterclass episodes? Now, you can support them and become a Masterclass Scholar as part of the Sybaritic Camerata on patreon.com/mezzoihnen. Masterclass Scholars are welcomed into an exclusive Q&A with the Masterclass episode guests after the episode recording. You're welcome to connect with these amazing artists, performers, administrators, pedagogues, and more in a inclusive and inspiring environment.


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.
    Special Guest: Liz Pearse.

    • 58 min
    Episode 48: Micro Action Monday - Focus on the positive

    Episode 48: Micro Action Monday - Focus on the positive

    We've got a micro series of micro actions on the Studio Class podcast! We're talking about self-esteem, self love, worthiness, and positive thinking. Buckle up, divas, because this is some real talk.


    Do you like these micro action episodes? You'll probably like the 29 Days to Diva series on The Sybaritic Singer too. Check it out here: https://sybariticsinger.com/category/29-days-to-diva/


    You can support the creation of these Micro Action Monday and Masterclass episodes on the Studio Class podcast by joining the Sybaritic Camerata on Patreon. Head on over to patreon.com/mezzoihnen to joing the Listening Circle!


    A big thank you to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.


    Be on the Studio Class Podcast
    Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer. Let your emerging professionals be part of the podcast! Invite Megan to your studio class for a taping of an episode. Your students ask questions and informative, fun conversation ensues.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

dawnoftheresonator ,

Exactly what I needed to hear!

It’s been difficult to see a way forward during the pandemic— Megan invigorates my resolve with insightful information and intentional steps that I can use to figure out where I’m going next. Highly recommend!

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This podcast is terrific! Real world business thinking for real world musicians. Not a singer? Substitute whatever you do for 'singer' and it works every time. It's about developing yourself as Your Brand... not someone else's idea of a musician. Love it!

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Every episode is a home run!

The Sybaritic Singer is brilliantly insightful. This podcast is helpful for any musician, not only singers.

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