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A safe space for musicians to discuss their triumphs, setbacks, and motivations in their music and careers. A podcast that promotes education on physical, mental, and emotional health in the music industry.

Welcome to My Nerd Brain: A Dialogue on Musicians’ Health and Wellness Emily Fransen

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A safe space for musicians to discuss their triumphs, setbacks, and motivations in their music and careers. A podcast that promotes education on physical, mental, and emotional health in the music industry.

    Episode 25: Reid Wick

    Episode 25: Reid Wick

    Reid Wick, the Membership and Industry Relations Rep for the Recording Academy, talks about the Recording Academy’s community outreach and advocacy programs. Tune in to find out how you can apply for financial aid during COVID and learn how to help further the cause.


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    Episode 24: Emily Cox Rebert

    Episode 24: Emily Cox Rebert

    Sales and marketing admin/freelance festival contractor, Emily Cox Rebert, discusses the effects of COVID on the live music and festival scene and the ramifications of our current health crisis as we move forward. Also….BATS!!!!


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    Episode 23: Dr. Rachel White Galvin

    Episode 23: Dr. Rachel White Galvin

    Dr. Rachel White Galvin is a movement specialist, educator, and professional violinist/violist who works in musicians’ health and wellness. She is passionate about helping musicians play pain-free, and she is also a beefalo enthusiast!


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    Episode 22: Mark-Anthony Thomas

    Episode 22: Mark-Anthony Thomas

    Vocalist Mark-Anthony Thomas talks about vocal health and his recovery from a major surgery on his vocal cords that interrupted his early singing years and greatly influenced his current teaching approach….And the greatest “bear fact” you’ve ever heard.


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    Episode 21: Jason Crane

    Episode 21: Jason Crane

    Jason Crane talks about his choice to embark on a nomadic lifestyle, his belief in Buddhism and its positive effects on his mental health, and the ways in which his experiences as a musician inform his long-standing podcast, The Jazz Session. FYI: Jason is Foxy-approved….from afar.


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    Episode 20: Kam Franklin

    Episode 20: Kam Franklin

    Kam Franklin of The Suffers gets into some hot button music industry topics, where she discusses the changes that need to happen in order to provide a better future for our upcoming generation, while also supporting growth and diversity in our current environment. And don’t forget to support your public library!


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ketholen ,

Awesome podcast and even better host!

Emily has great commentary, and this podcast has been an excellent examination of both music and mental health. I highly recommend it!

EJMPianos ,

Excellent

Emily Fransen is a delightful host with wonderful, insightful questions. Not everyone makes a good host or interviewer as it’s a skill and gift to be able to move along a conversation! The topics discussed in Welcome to My Nerd Brain are valuable for creatives, and it’s refreshing to hear about sometimes shared experiences in addition to new ones as they pertain to health and wellness in musicianship!

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