13 episodes

This is a weekly podcast that updates every Friday and dives deep into musicians' inner world. We explore everything around personal development in order to create a healthy lifestyle and boost our focus in practice and performance. In every 20-30 minute interview, I invite experts and successful musicians into the conversation about mental health. They will provide practical tools and resources you can implement in your personal and professional life. Your host Amy Wang-Hiller is a DFW based violinist and educator, who is a certified NLP practitioner. In short solo episodes, Amy shares stories with mental health and her perspectives she has gained through her transformational recovery. The mission of this podcast is to help musicians to achieve a healthy and balanced mental space for a long-lasting career life.

Thrive x Strive Musician Podcast Amy Wang-Hiller

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

This is a weekly podcast that updates every Friday and dives deep into musicians' inner world. We explore everything around personal development in order to create a healthy lifestyle and boost our focus in practice and performance. In every 20-30 minute interview, I invite experts and successful musicians into the conversation about mental health. They will provide practical tools and resources you can implement in your personal and professional life. Your host Amy Wang-Hiller is a DFW based violinist and educator, who is a certified NLP practitioner. In short solo episodes, Amy shares stories with mental health and her perspectives she has gained through her transformational recovery. The mission of this podcast is to help musicians to achieve a healthy and balanced mental space for a long-lasting career life.

    Attitude of Gratitude

    Attitude of Gratitude

    In today's episode, we are diving into the topic of gratitude. They can not only help you to maintain a healthy and happy mind, but it would also improve your music performance. we will discuss why gratitude improves our brain function, how to cultivate this attitude of gratitude, and how to having a grateful heart to all things in life.

    • 10 min
    Maren Montalbano: Slowing Down & Living in the Now -TSMP 11

    Maren Montalbano: Slowing Down & Living in the Now -TSMP 11

    Today, we have mazzo-soprano and creative coach Maren Montalbano coming to the show to discuss topics on the importance of slowing down and living in the now, how to be resilient during this pandemic as a musician and creative person. How to overcome our perfectionism tendencies, and a lot more.

    • 44 min
    Setting Healthy Boundaries & Saying "No" - TSMP 10

    Setting Healthy Boundaries & Saying "No" - TSMP 10

    Are you frequently feeling exhausted and overbooked? are you afraid of letting people down? having a hard time to say no? or you just believe that all the obligations that you said yes to are all your personal responsibility? Today I am honoring my own struggle with setting healthy boundaries and being honest about what I learned with my own journey. We will further discuss how we can set healthy boundaries to respect our own energy and what you can learn from my mistakes.

    • 11 min
    Mindful Music-making & Self-Compassion with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier -TSMP 09

    Mindful Music-making & Self-Compassion with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier -TSMP 09

    Today, we have solo violinist also known as mind over finger podcast host Renée-Paule Gauthier coming to the show discuss how mindful practice benefits our daily life, the importance of gratitude, a deeper dive of self-compassion, using questions to empower student's problem solving ability, and tips on performance anxiety.

    • 52 min
    August Sneak Peek: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier from Mind Over Finger Podcast

    August Sneak Peek: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier from Mind Over Finger Podcast

    You will hear some snippet of highlights in this short episode for our next week Interview with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier. As we were speaking about mental health, recovery from burnout, and self-compassion related topics in the last couple episodes, I decided to take this extra week of Friday in July to give all of us an opportunity to catch up. If you haven't listen to some of the interviews I had with those amazing guests or my own solo episodes, this week is the time to do that. And it is also an opportunity for me to take care my own personal needs and optimize my mental health, so that I can bring you more quality content in the future months. For all the interview show notes, transcription, and full interview content, please visit: http://www.amywangviolin.com/podcast

    • 3 min
    Release Negative Emotions & Set Yourself free - TSMP 08

    Release Negative Emotions & Set Yourself free - TSMP 08

    have you feel stressed, nervous, but don't really know why? Do you feel hard to build stronger deeper meaningful relationship or feeling isolated and lonely? In this episode, we will discuss how repressed emotions formed, and how to release those negative emotions that might have buried deeply inside of us and causing unnecessary physical discomfort and psychological impact on us.During last week's interview with Dr. Arna Alyane Morton, one of the topics around embracing our emotions has inspired me to dive deeper today and bring you some tools to safely recognize and release those emotions.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

diacaviolinista17 ,

The human side of a musician

I have been able to relate to all of these wonderful topics that are kind of tabu for musicians and they shouldn't be! Mental and physical health, our human struggles, and the acceptance that we are all vulnerable. I really enjoyed the interview with Sara, because you two talked about how it is ok to like other stuff aside of music and how we can still translate our creativity to other activities and at the same time, apply them to music.
I am so excited to hear more episodes! This is so inspiring and I assure that most musicians can relate with the pressure of perfection and comparison. This is truly helpful!

Rickyrickyross ,

Relatable with good perspective.

As a fellow musician and teacher I’ve struggled with inadequacy always asking myself “am I good enough?”. We so often compare ourselves to those more accomplished than us when really we are not being fair or realistic with ourselves. This podcast covers really important topics of common mental health struggles in our field I really like this perspective and look forward to future episodes.

Dr Panglost ,

Something Different

I didn't think I would need a podcast talking about the struggles of being a musician, but this one has definitely provided insight into the creative process. It also has helped in better understanding what we all go through when dealing with our self image. I reccommend giving it a try and look forward to more episodes.

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