12 episodes

Welcome! This podcast is a place of discovery for all students, performers, educators and future educator. Join me and my guest each week as we explore why music matters. We will talk about the struggles and the triumphs, But above all we draw inspiration from one another as we explore ways to make ourselves happier and healthier human beings. Music is not just about the study of tone, technique, rhythm or theory. We will explore topics like stress management, perfectionism, communication, connection and above all self care and compassion.

Within The Musician Monica Williams

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome! This podcast is a place of discovery for all students, performers, educators and future educator. Join me and my guest each week as we explore why music matters. We will talk about the struggles and the triumphs, But above all we draw inspiration from one another as we explore ways to make ourselves happier and healthier human beings. Music is not just about the study of tone, technique, rhythm or theory. We will explore topics like stress management, perfectionism, communication, connection and above all self care and compassion.

    Private music teachers chat, Helping students through troubled times.

    Private music teachers chat, Helping students through troubled times.

    On this episode I have two private instructors: Stephen Evans and Irina Fatykhova. Private music instructors have a very unique position. Our instruction is completely individualized. As creative instructors we teach the whole musician. Often our job is to find out how a students week went, what challenges did they have that week? What breakthroughs did they have that week? How did they enjoy or connect to the music? And how can I help you strategies so this next week is better. Well, with so much going on- it was impossible for me to avoid these conversations with some students. We chat about how private music instruction is helpful during these stressful economic, political and covid crisis.

    • 57 min
    Artist of Abundance, discovering financial freedom with Nicole Hand

    Artist of Abundance, discovering financial freedom with Nicole Hand

    In this episode Nicole Hand talks about empowering artists to have financial freedom. She believes Artists do not need to choose between a creative career and financial stability. She is going to share her journey, and give us some ideas on how to get started building our wealth. Follow Nicole on Instagram @artistwithabundance or on her website at www.artistwithabundance.com Nicole teaches bassoon, saxophone, piano, and has great articles, resources and courses for artist that want to take charge of their finances and freedom!

    • 46 min
    New Year Reflections

    New Year Reflections

    This 2020 was challenging, but there were so many lessons learned. In this episdoe I talk about what I am grateful for.  I have found a life purpose in teaching, and sharing music and for 2021 I am surrendering. There is uncertanty, and I need to have...

    • 11 min
    Staying healthy for the New Year, interview with nutritionist Stacy Kennedy

    Staying healthy for the New Year, interview with nutritionist Stacy Kennedy

    Staying healthy for the New Year
    On today’s episode we explore the most common New Years resolution: Health, weight loss, and wellness. So today I am bring an expert dietician on our show to discuss how we as musicians can be healthier and have longer and more successful careers. We will also talk about foods that can support us during stressful audition, touring, or recording projects, as well as foods that will support our immune system as the pandemic is still raging in many areas.
    A bit about Stacy.
    Stacy is a board certified specialist in nutrition, an American College of sports medicine certified fitness specialist, adjunct faculty in the graduate school of nutrition at Simmons University teaching entrepreneurship, she worked for 20 years as senior clinician at Harvard Medical School teaching at affiliate hospital- Dana- Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, mainly focused in oncology.. She co-founded her private practice, Wellness Guides. She is a recognized thought leader and media personality, speaking all over the world on the topics of nutrition science, weight loss, behavioral change and entrepreneurship.
    For more information or to work with Stacy go to:
    http://wellnessguides.org or email her at StacyKennedyRD@wellnessguides.org
    To reach the host you can go to
    www.bayareaflutist.com or email monica@bayareaflutist.com
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    • 53 min
    The Show Must Go On- Interview With Teresa Payne

    The Show Must Go On- Interview With Teresa Payne

    On today’s episode we talk with Tereasa Payne, a multi instrumentalist regularly performing on Broadway in New York. Today we talk about Tereasa about why music is essential, and how she is making the show go on. Virtually Tereasa performs to seniors and homebound individuals, breaking the isolation and bringing connection through music.
    Tereasa also talks to us about world flutes, her path to Broadway, and get advise for young musicians that might want to follow in her path.
    To follow Tereasa go to: http://www.tereasapayne.com
    To here her world flutes concert tour go to:http://worldflutesconcert.com
    And follow her on social media here:https://www.facebook.com/WorldFlutist/
    As always reach out to me, Monica Williams with questions at www.bayareaflutsit.com .      
    monica@bayareaflutist.com
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    • 45 min
    Mental Wellness for Musicians, an interview with Toni Aswegan

    Mental Wellness for Musicians, an interview with Toni Aswegan

    On today’s show we hit topics close to the heart for our music community. Our guest is Toni Aswegan, a mental health professional, who has her own podcast called Toni Talks Therapy. We talk about depression, sadness and anxiety that is hitting this holiday season. The challenges musicians and artists face at this time due to lack of performing at our busiest time of year. We also talk about issues many musicians face such as : perfectionism, performance anxiety, and imposter syndrome. Toni also highlights how some performance anxiety can be helpful.
    Follow Toni Aswegan here:
    Podcasts: Toni Talks Therapy (all platforms)
    Instagram: @tonitalkstherapy
    For WA residents looking for therapy contact Toni at her private practice.
    Website: www.riverbanktherapy.com
    For CA residents looking for virtual therapy- I would refer my therapist Natalie Kusturic
    www.nataliekusturic.com
    The Crisis Line for anyone needing immediate support
    1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

LiRee22 ,

Inspiring and thought provoking

I love this podcast. I am not a musician, but love music and the passion that lies within the musician. Monica does a fantastic job with interviews and getting to know each person with such sincerity. I look forward to hearing many more podcasts.

JRTrumpet1982 ,

A podcast that inspires all aspects of musicianship

I am so thankful that I found this podcast as it inspires music creativity, wellness, exploration, and is very insightful. Monica is a much needed voice in the music world as she and her guest are focussing on both music and the well being of the musician. As a music teacher myself, I have found her discussions enlightening. I have adopted several of her strategies for use in my classroom. If you are looking for a podcast that both you and your music students can equally enjoy. This is the podcast for you. I highly recommend.

Grantsky1 ,

Into the weeds

These podcasts get into the real “it” that many musicians fail to discuss out loud. Thank you for taking the issues out of the dark into the beautiful sunny day.

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