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This is a community for the Brave Musicians:the ones who are curious, who want to do more, who feel afraid but do it anyway,who want to find their people,the ones who are always searching for inspiration,who are not afraid to try new things,who know that they’ve got to put in the work,and who are willing to sacrifice for their craftthe ones who know that good things are worth itBrave Musician is for all of us: the pros, the hobbyists, the students, and everyone in between.This season's theme is The Making of… Conversations on the Creation Process, where we talk with fellow Brave Musicians about the how, the why, and the journey of creation. Whether it’s practicing, composing, songwriting, experimenting, producing, or forming a band, we will deep dive into the process, inspiration, struggles, goals and results. Find your people at BraveMusician.com.If you would like to support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help.

Latest Episodes

Myrlin Hepworth - the freestyle is where everything is made

In this episode Monica speaks with poet, hip hop artist, advocate and educator, Myrlin Hepworth about the creation process, ego and its potential to sabotage us, expression and being present when you create. Myrlin shares his experience with teaching writing to inmates in prison and how art can help humans connect, as well as a discussion on vulnerability, risk, and daring to be authentic. They talk about the process of writing, revision and the art of crafting, and how to find universal appeal through universal truth. They dig into the difference between the desire to create a product vs being present in the process, an honest conversation about judgement, sharing our work, and need vs desire. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

72 MINMAY 13
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Myrlin Hepworth - the freestyle is where everything is made

Jeremy Pelt - Interest over ambition

In this episode, Monica talks with trumpeter, educator, and producer, Jeremy Pelt. They discuss his experience as a producer, and the importance of having a clear vision and looking at a project as a whole. They talk in depth about his composition process, and some behind the scenes details about some of his pieces, how he’s always listening to music, and what inspires him. He shares some of the “messing around” that he’s currently doing with the extra time he has right now, their mutual love for the bass, and how interest, love and curiosity is vital to any artist at any level. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

38 MINMAY 6
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Jeremy Pelt - Interest over ambition

Jarritt Sheel - Coffee, imagination, and no agenda

In this episode Monica talks with the educator and musician, Jarritt Sheel, who is a Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College Columbia University, Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music, Father, Husband, Musician and DJ. They discuss the creative process from a variety of angles and perspectives, including ones outside of music. They dive into some of the challenges with the human part of being a musician and the fear of being alone and dealing with our thoughts. Jarritt explains how spending 10 minutes a day imagining can help you envision your future, and how crucial imagination, a little alone time, and permission to explore is. They discuss forward thinking in the arts, using the scientific method to create new things and much more. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

57 MINAPR 29
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Jarritt Sheel - Coffee, imagination, and no agenda

Season 4 - The Making of... Conversations on the Creation Process

Welcome to season 4 of the Brave Musician podcast. In this episode, Monica introduces the first episode of the new season which will focus on one of her favorite subjects - the creation process. She includes some questions to get us thinking about why and how we create, some of the struggles (especially under the current circumstances) and joys, how we have found ourselves in a space where we are “creating” more and have more time to create than we ever have and she shares her excitement over the upcoming season! _________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help.. __________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast

11 MINAPR 22
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Season 4 - The Making of... Conversations on the Creation Process

Bonus Episode - Now's the Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty

On Friday 4/3/2020 co-founder of Brave Musician, Monica Shriver, sat down with saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, bassist Natalie Boeynik, and trumpeter Del Lyren for a candid discussion on progress and uncertainty during these unprecedented times. Coming from varied perspectives and experiences as freelance musicians, educators, students and business owners, they share how they are feeling, processing, and navigating this new territory. They talk about their routines, how interaction has changed, disconnection of purpose, social media, and how each of them is progressing at the moment. Enjoy this inspiring, honest, and special panel discussion: Now’s The Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YePZV_U0ESc _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

80 MINAPR 8
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Bonus Episode - Now's the Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty

Dean Barker - Part 2: advocating for a double life

In this episode, which is part 2 of a 2-part series, Monica sits down with technology executive and musician, Dean Barker. Dean has two careers, one where he runs a group of designers for a fortune 100 company and the other as a gigging musician. In part 2 he talks in depth about his visiting lecture advocating for a double life and about exploring different possibilities and paths. He talks about being Brave and how to him it is about being creative. We share our separate journeys with Morning Pages (Julia Cameron) and other ways that we have faced creative challenges. He shares how he created a support group that helped through a tough creative slump, how he started making coffee haikus, “coffeeku” and the importance of daily creation. As an unintended bonus, these two episodes are full of great book recommendations. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

44 MINMAR 25
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Dean Barker - Part 2: advocating for a double life

Dean Barker - Part 1: advocating for a double life

In this episode, which is part 1 of a 2-part series, Monica sits down with technology executive and musician, Dean Barker. Dean has two careers, one where he runs a group of designers for a fortune 100 company and the other as a gigging musician. In part 1, he talks about his experiences as a full time musician as a young adult, his mix of influences growing up, and his musical upbringing. We talk about his two sons and their musical interests and share some stories about them. Monica and Dean dig into some harmonic conversation about “wrong” notes and playing what you hear, along with the importance of deep listening alone and with others. We start in on the conversation about a double life where Dean shares how he makes it work, the importance of vision and see possibilities, the luxury for him of being able to take gigs without worrying about the bread, the projects he has been able to self-fund, and how he has funded others to bring new music into the world. They explore how Dean takes classes online to keep learning, and the importance of staying curious and wanting to experiment with the new tools out there. They conclude this portion with the reality that you can’t do it all and how he uses his time to practice as much as possible with the time he has available. As an unintended bonus, these two episodes are full of great book recommendations. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

70 MINMAR 25
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Dean Barker - Part 1: advocating for a double life

The Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge

In this episode, Monica talks about one of the core values of Brave Musician, which is community and addresses that as we head into this uncharted, confusing, unpredictable, and frightening territory right now with quarantines, the reality that performing and seeing live shows is temporarily no longer possible, the challenges of moving work and education online, and isolation, we need community more than ever. Monica talks about the “Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge” itself and offers some suggestions to keep in mind for ourselves and others as we navigate this challenging time of social distancing. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

20 MINMAR 18
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The Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge

Lisa Lizanec - Don’t be afraid to like what you like.

In this episode, Monica has an insightful and thought-provoking conversation with freelance trombonist Lisa Lizanec, who regularly performs in both Phoenix, AZ and Japan. They talk about how the paths that they both forged were different from the ones that they were told about and how it’s so important to find the music that speaks to you the most. Lisa shares her passion for pop music, how she started touring with shows including Blast, and gives a behind the scenes account of the intensive rehearsal process and the work that goes into learning to perform a show like that. They have a candid conversation about being female musicians, including real talk about competition, role models and mentors, the importance of supporting and lifting up each other, and about finding other female musicians to connect with. Lisa also talks about living in a foreign country and what it’s like as a “foreign freelancer” from the perspective of not speaking the same language, learning the culture, social navigation, and different gig structures. They take a look at how different performance opportunities helped to build confidence, and the process of figuring out what success looks like when you're exploring different paths and building the confidence to be ok with your own decisions. They address finding your voice online, using social media and Lisa shares how she started making online videos, how she discovered and fostered her love of arranging, editing, and sharing, even though it wasn’t easy at first. They explore the myth “don’t put anything out that’s not perfect” and how they believe people are interested in the seeing the process as well as the final product and challenge all our listeners to make a video, post it, and tag #bravemusician. _______ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _______ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast

75 MINMAR 11
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Lisa Lizanec - Don’t be afraid to like what you like.

Bill Dowling - Part 2: Finding the answers to how things work

In this episode, which is the second of a 2-part series with trumpeter Bill Dowling, Monica continues her conversation with Bill about his trumpet journey. From relentlessly practicing in a coat closet, to applying to one music school for college, to moving across the country to study with legendary players living in LA, Bill has always known exactly what to do in order to find specific answers to specific questions. They dig into the difference between gathering knowledge and applying it, and the importance of experiencing in real life different situations so you can see and hear how it all works for yourself. They talk about why you have to keep learning and going after the things you are looking for. ___________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. ___________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

58 MINMAR 4
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Bill Dowling - Part 2: Finding the answers to how things work

Latest Episodes

Myrlin Hepworth - the freestyle is where everything is made

In this episode Monica speaks with poet, hip hop artist, advocate and educator, Myrlin Hepworth about the creation process, ego and its potential to sabotage us, expression and being present when you create. Myrlin shares his experience with teaching writing to inmates in prison and how art can help humans connect, as well as a discussion on vulnerability, risk, and daring to be authentic. They talk about the process of writing, revision and the art of crafting, and how to find universal appeal through universal truth. They dig into the difference between the desire to create a product vs being present in the process, an honest conversation about judgement, sharing our work, and need vs desire. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

72 MINMAY 13
Comments
Myrlin Hepworth - the freestyle is where everything is made

Jeremy Pelt - Interest over ambition

In this episode, Monica talks with trumpeter, educator, and producer, Jeremy Pelt. They discuss his experience as a producer, and the importance of having a clear vision and looking at a project as a whole. They talk in depth about his composition process, and some behind the scenes details about some of his pieces, how he’s always listening to music, and what inspires him. He shares some of the “messing around” that he’s currently doing with the extra time he has right now, their mutual love for the bass, and how interest, love and curiosity is vital to any artist at any level. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

38 MINMAY 6
Comments
Jeremy Pelt - Interest over ambition

Jarritt Sheel - Coffee, imagination, and no agenda

In this episode Monica talks with the educator and musician, Jarritt Sheel, who is a Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College Columbia University, Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music, Father, Husband, Musician and DJ. They discuss the creative process from a variety of angles and perspectives, including ones outside of music. They dive into some of the challenges with the human part of being a musician and the fear of being alone and dealing with our thoughts. Jarritt explains how spending 10 minutes a day imagining can help you envision your future, and how crucial imagination, a little alone time, and permission to explore is. They discuss forward thinking in the arts, using the scientific method to create new things and much more. _____________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

57 MINAPR 29
Comments
Jarritt Sheel - Coffee, imagination, and no agenda

Season 4 - The Making of... Conversations on the Creation Process

Welcome to season 4 of the Brave Musician podcast. In this episode, Monica introduces the first episode of the new season which will focus on one of her favorite subjects - the creation process. She includes some questions to get us thinking about why and how we create, some of the struggles (especially under the current circumstances) and joys, how we have found ourselves in a space where we are “creating” more and have more time to create than we ever have and she shares her excitement over the upcoming season! _________ To support Brave Musician, including the production of this podcast, please visit BraveMusician.com for information on our Pay-It-Forward model and how you can help.. __________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast

11 MINAPR 22
Comments
Season 4 - The Making of... Conversations on the Creation Process

Bonus Episode - Now's the Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty

On Friday 4/3/2020 co-founder of Brave Musician, Monica Shriver, sat down with saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, bassist Natalie Boeynik, and trumpeter Del Lyren for a candid discussion on progress and uncertainty during these unprecedented times. Coming from varied perspectives and experiences as freelance musicians, educators, students and business owners, they share how they are feeling, processing, and navigating this new territory. They talk about their routines, how interaction has changed, disconnection of purpose, social media, and how each of them is progressing at the moment. Enjoy this inspiring, honest, and special panel discussion: Now’s The Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YePZV_U0ESc _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

80 MINAPR 8
Comments
Bonus Episode - Now's the Time: Conversations on progress and uncertainty

Dean Barker - Part 2: advocating for a double life

In this episode, which is part 2 of a 2-part series, Monica sits down with technology executive and musician, Dean Barker. Dean has two careers, one where he runs a group of designers for a fortune 100 company and the other as a gigging musician. In part 2 he talks in depth about his visiting lecture advocating for a double life and about exploring different possibilities and paths. He talks about being Brave and how to him it is about being creative. We share our separate journeys with Morning Pages (Julia Cameron) and other ways that we have faced creative challenges. He shares how he created a support group that helped through a tough creative slump, how he started making coffee haikus, “coffeeku” and the importance of daily creation. As an unintended bonus, these two episodes are full of great book recommendations. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

44 MINMAR 25
Comments
Dean Barker - Part 2: advocating for a double life

Dean Barker - Part 1: advocating for a double life

In this episode, which is part 1 of a 2-part series, Monica sits down with technology executive and musician, Dean Barker. Dean has two careers, one where he runs a group of designers for a fortune 100 company and the other as a gigging musician. In part 1, he talks about his experiences as a full time musician as a young adult, his mix of influences growing up, and his musical upbringing. We talk about his two sons and their musical interests and share some stories about them. Monica and Dean dig into some harmonic conversation about “wrong” notes and playing what you hear, along with the importance of deep listening alone and with others. We start in on the conversation about a double life where Dean shares how he makes it work, the importance of vision and see possibilities, the luxury for him of being able to take gigs without worrying about the bread, the projects he has been able to self-fund, and how he has funded others to bring new music into the world. They explore how Dean takes classes online to keep learning, and the importance of staying curious and wanting to experiment with the new tools out there. They conclude this portion with the reality that you can’t do it all and how he uses his time to practice as much as possible with the time he has available. As an unintended bonus, these two episodes are full of great book recommendations. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

70 MINMAR 25
Comments
Dean Barker - Part 1: advocating for a double life

The Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge

In this episode, Monica talks about one of the core values of Brave Musician, which is community and addresses that as we head into this uncharted, confusing, unpredictable, and frightening territory right now with quarantines, the reality that performing and seeing live shows is temporarily no longer possible, the challenges of moving work and education online, and isolation, we need community more than ever. Monica talks about the “Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge” itself and offers some suggestions to keep in mind for ourselves and others as we navigate this challenging time of social distancing. _____________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

20 MINMAR 18
Comments
The Brave Musician COVID-19 Isolation Challenge

Lisa Lizanec - Don’t be afraid to like what you like.

In this episode, Monica has an insightful and thought-provoking conversation with freelance trombonist Lisa Lizanec, who regularly performs in both Phoenix, AZ and Japan. They talk about how the paths that they both forged were different from the ones that they were told about and how it’s so important to find the music that speaks to you the most. Lisa shares her passion for pop music, how she started touring with shows including Blast, and gives a behind the scenes account of the intensive rehearsal process and the work that goes into learning to perform a show like that. They have a candid conversation about being female musicians, including real talk about competition, role models and mentors, the importance of supporting and lifting up each other, and about finding other female musicians to connect with. Lisa also talks about living in a foreign country and what it’s like as a “foreign freelancer” from the perspective of not speaking the same language, learning the culture, social navigation, and different gig structures. They take a look at how different performance opportunities helped to build confidence, and the process of figuring out what success looks like when you're exploring different paths and building the confidence to be ok with your own decisions. They address finding your voice online, using social media and Lisa shares how she started making online videos, how she discovered and fostered her love of arranging, editing, and sharing, even though it wasn’t easy at first. They explore the myth “don’t put anything out that’s not perfect” and how they believe people are interested in the seeing the process as well as the final product and challenge all our listeners to make a video, post it, and tag #bravemusician. _______ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _______ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast

75 MINMAR 11
Comments
Lisa Lizanec - Don’t be afraid to like what you like.

Bill Dowling - Part 2: Finding the answers to how things work

In this episode, which is the second of a 2-part series with trumpeter Bill Dowling, Monica continues her conversation with Bill about his trumpet journey. From relentlessly practicing in a coat closet, to applying to one music school for college, to moving across the country to study with legendary players living in LA, Bill has always known exactly what to do in order to find specific answers to specific questions. They dig into the difference between gathering knowledge and applying it, and the importance of experiencing in real life different situations so you can see and hear how it all works for yourself. They talk about why you have to keep learning and going after the things you are looking for. ___________ To support our mission, please join our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. ___________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.

58 MINMAR 4
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Bill Dowling - Part 2: Finding the answers to how things work
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