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Hello! This is the podcast empowering the new generation of classical musicians to take risks and live a meaningful life.

The Unclassical Musician Tori Lupinek

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Hello! This is the podcast empowering the new generation of classical musicians to take risks and live a meaningful life.

    Musicians who podcast: Karen Cubides of The Musician's Guide

    Musicians who podcast: Karen Cubides of The Musician's Guide

    Wrapping up this three-part series with Karen Cubides was so fun! Karen is the host of The Musician's Guide podcast, as well as the Fempire to Inspire podcast. With a background in classical saxophone and orchestra admin, Karen set off to found her own marketing agency in Nashville-- the Karen Cubides Agency. Karen works with musicians of all stripes on building a rewarding career that is unique to them through coaching, photography, social media, web design, and videography. 
    In this episode:
    Why Karen loves podcasting (she has TWO new shows coming soon!) The role podcasting plays in her career The Enneagram for musicians We're taking a short break, but we'll be back later in July with fresh content! 
    In the mean time, there are only a few days left to register for Heidi Kay Begay's course The Podcasting Musician! Use my code TORI10 at checkout for 10% off. Classes start July 3! 
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    Episode links:
    Follow Karen on IG 
    Follow The Musician's Guide on IG
    Follow Karen Cubides Agency on IG
    Karen Cubides Agency website
    "Persona" documentary trailer
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    Show Links:
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com
     
     

    • 1 hr
    Musicians who podcast: Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations

    Musicians who podcast: Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations

    In part two of our three-part series on musicians who podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jason Heath-- host of the Contrabass Conversations podcast. Jason started his podcast way back in 2007 (!!) and has continued with it on and off ever since. The show is now close to reaching 3 million downloads!!!
    Jason's career has been very multi-faceted and is a textbook example of a modern portfolio career. From gigging all over the Chicago area, to blogging and podcasting, to teaching high school orchestra-- Jason has done it all! 
    In this episode:
    How podcasting has shaped Jason's career  Advice for musicians just starting out A crazy gig story involving an FBI investigation (you're going to have to listen all the way to the end for that one!)  Stay tuned next week for a conversation with the host of The Musician's Guide podcast-- Karen Cubides!
    Don't forget about our special 10% off code for Heidi Kay Begay's course The Podcasting Musician! Use the code TORI10 and sign up NOW-- class starts July 3! 
     
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    Episode Links:
    Jason's Website
    Jason's Instagram
    Double Bass Blog
    Contrabass Conversations Podcast
    Contrabass Conversations YouTube Channel
    Contrabass Conversations Instagram
    Contrabass Conversations website 
    Show Links:
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Musicians who podcast: Heidi Kay Begay of Flute360

    Musicians who podcast: Heidi Kay Begay of Flute360

    This month, we are doing a 3-part series featuring musicians who podcast!
    First up is the host of the Flute 360 podcast-- Heidi Kay Begay. Heidi started her podcast as part of her DMA project, and 3 years later it is going stronger than ever! Flute360 offers "a panoramic view of flute-related topics for the modern day musician." Heidi now has her own course called "The Podcasting Musician" which takes entrepreneurial podcasters from scratch to launch in only 5 weeks!  
    In this episode:
    Why podcasts are an important part of the entrepreneur's arsenal  The perks of being a podcaster All about Heidi's course The Podcasting Musician  Now for a limited time, Unclassical listeners get 10% off Heidi's course with the code TORI10! Course starts July 3!
    Check back next week for a conversation with Jason Heath-- host of Contrabass Conversations! 
    SHOW LINKS:
    Use the code TORI10 for 10% off The Podcasting Musician
    Check out Heidi's website
    Follow Heidi on Instagram 
    Send Heidi an email heidikaybegay@gmail.com
    Listen to Flute360
    Follow Flute360 on Facebook
    Podcast links
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rebroadcast of the original trailer

    Rebroadcast of the original trailer

    In preparation for our June series with musicians who podcast, I'm bringing back the original trailer for the show. Listening back to the trailer has been a helpful reminder to me about why I started this podcast, how much growth it has experienced in the last 8 months, and how much growth I've experienced through producing the show!
    I am SO pleased to share our next lineup of guests! Stay tuned to hear from Heidi Kay Begay of the Flute 360 podcast, Karen Cubides of The Musician's Guide podcast, and Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations. 
    LINKS
    Pod Perks!
    Unclassical listeners recieve 10% of Heidi Kay Begay's Podcasting Musician course with the code Tori10. Heidi helped me build my podcast, and she will help you build yours in July! Sign up here. 
    Watch the free training with Nicole Riccardo on How to Sell Out Your Offers on Instagram
     
    Podcast links
    Check out Heidi Kay Begay's show Flute 360
    Check out Karen Cubides' show The Musician's Guide
    Check out Jason Heath's show Contrabass Conversations
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com

    • 11 min
    New World Flutist Leah Stevens on Mental Health

    New World Flutist Leah Stevens on Mental Health

    Last installment of mental health awareness month!
    I wanted to ask New World flutist Leah Stevens to come on the show during mental health month because I have admired how transparent she is about her mental health struggles online. In addition to performing with the New World Symphony, she has served as principal flute with The Orchestra Now and substituted with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Quad Cities Symphony, South Bend Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Leah has also won First Prize in the Orchestral Audition and Masterclass and Second Prize in the Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention.
    In this episode:
    How music school is a contributing factor to a decline in mental health How depression and anxiety affect everyday musician tasks  Social media as an accountability buddy  Taking a break next week, but we'll be back in June with musicians who podcast! Stay tuned! 
    LINKS
    Follow Leah Stevens on Instagram
    Send Leah an email stevensflute91@gmail.com
     
    Pod Perks!
    Watch the free training with Nicole Riccardo on How to Sell Out Your Offers on Instagram
    Podcast links
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com
     

    • 58 min
    Rusty Holmes on Mental Fitness for Musicians

    Rusty Holmes on Mental Fitness for Musicians

    Continuing with Mental Health Awareness Month on the podcast...
    This week we have Rusty Holmes-- french horn player, teacher, and motivational speaker based in Austin, TX. In addition to being in the private teaching scene, Rusty plays in many orchestras in central Texas. During the pandemic, he developed his Musican's System for Success mental fitness lecture and has delivered it over 20 times.  Rusty is a huge advocate for journaling, gratitude, and challenging yourself! If you aren't motivated to get off your butt and do something awesome after listening to this episode... 
    In this episde:
    What is self-efficacy and how is it different than self-confidence? Mental fitness routine for musicians Journaling 101!  Stay tuned next week as we wrap up our mental health series with New World Symphony flutist Leah Stevens on her personal struggles with mental health both in and out of the pandemic. 
    LINKS:
    Rusty's Website rustyholmes.com
    Follow Rusty on Instagram
    Check out Rusty's Youtube channel
    Article on Dr. Richard White, tuba professor at University of New Mexco and motivational speaking. 
    Info on Jeff Nelson's Fearless Performance 
    Pod Perks!
    Watch the free training with Nicole Riccardo on How to Sell Out Your Offers on Instagram
    Podcast links
    Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician!
    Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon
    Follow Tori on Instagram 
    Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician
    Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group
    Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori 
    Send Tori an email tori@torilupinek.com
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Gianna Capo ,

One of my Favorite Podcasts!

Absolutely love this podcast! Tori and her guests speak authentically about the music industry and offer practical tips and wise insight. Can’t recommend this enough!

NicoleRiccardo ,

A must listen!

Tori shares so openly and digs into the deep real info that musicians need to hear - the kind of stuff we’re not taught in school. A must listen for classical musicians!

chelseatanner ,

Essential listening for musicians!

Tori is incredibly transparent about the classical music world and the struggles musicians face. So important to hear hear this very real and authentic perspective!

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