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April 17, 2019

I think it is long overdue that this issue is talked about publicly, so I am putting it all on the table. I hope that this post will spark conversation that will eventually enact some much-needed change in the current curriculum within music programs at colleges, universities, and conservatories everywhere. So if this post resonates with you, PLEASE SHARE! As the quote goes, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."...

March 13, 2019

It's about that time of year

where seniors everywhere are checking their mailboxes obsessively for college acceptance letters.

Which means the exciting (but also very confusing) decision of where to go becomes top of mind. 

Deciding where you are going to spend the next four years of your life growing into a professional is not something to be taken lightly. When seemingly everyone around you has an opinion and thinks they know b...

February 20, 2019

BEING STRATEGIC ABOUT YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE CAN BE EXTREMELY IMPACTFUL ON YOUR CAREER.

Whether you are trying to become a successful soloist, run a professional chamber group, or become the most sought-after private teacher in your area, I want to share some of the strategies I have used to leverage online marketing to build my career.

When I finally made the choice to push past my fears and committed to creating a career fo...

February 13, 2019

As a musician, teaching is something we will all do at some point.

But whether you have one student or fifty students, there is ONE thing you need if you want to run an efficient studio.

As a private music teacher, it is important to have solid protection for yourself and your business - we don't have a "boss" we can hide behind when it comes to dealing with sticky situations. Since word-of-mouth can be an integra...

February 6, 2019

It's no secret that the training to become a Classical Musician is rigorous.

And it is also no secret that this process has more than a few unhealthy side effects.

(See: performance related injuries, crippling self-doubt, and perfectionism)

The more I talk to other Classical musicians who are struggling with the anxiety and panic that comes along with choosing this as a career path, the more I realize there is one common theme th...

January 16, 2019

Maybe you are about to enter college, maybe you are already in college, or maybe you are a teacher trying to guide your students through this process. Wherever you may be on that spectrum, one thing is for sure: Having someone who has already been there, done that to take your hand and show you the ropes helps you avoid a lot of mistakes.

If I could go back and re-do my undergrad knowing everything I know now, there are more th...

October 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to taking beautiful photos? If I'm being really honest here...it's actually super easy! If you you understand the basic principles of photography like lighting and composition, you're already most of the way there!

But want to know the best part? 

You don't even have to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy camera to get a great shot. Most smart phones are now equipped with a high quali...

August 21, 2018

It's that time of year again, y'all.....back to school!

Growing up, my favorite time of year was always back to school shopping. To me, it just doesn't get much better than a beautiful new binder with well-labeled tabs, the crisp pages of a brand new notebook, and a new pack of .05 Pilot pens. 😍 Be still, my heart! (#nerdalert)

This year, I am SO excited that I will officially be a full-time flute instructor at a middle school...

July 15, 2018

I recently received a great question from @shelbyflute about ways to prepare to enter into a college music performance program, and I thought it would be the perfect subject for a post! I remember wondering the same thing going in as a freshman, so I'm here to share all of the things I learned along the way that I wish I had known going in. Going to college is a big (and exciting!) transition, but hopefully these tips will mak...

April 24, 2018

This past weekend, Jolene and I drove to Houston for the Houston Flute Festival and left feeling so inspired! For me, the highlight was observing the final round for the Byron Hester Competition. Y'all, I learned SO. MUCH. from this experience. It was really interesting to observe such high level players and see first-hand what exactly sets one player apart from another, and what contributes to a winning performance. Overall,...

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Hi there! I'm Nicole - a flutist, educator, & social media marketing expert living in Austin, Texas.

I'm here to hook you up with all the resources you need in order to create a sustainable and profitable career doing what you love!

Find out how I quit the 9-5 struggle and created my dream life as a professional musician + badass!

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