A lack of confidence in their musical abilities may hold back some would-be music-makers, caused by feelings left over from less-than-positive childhood musical experiences. Luckily, it is possible to reboot as an adult by trying a different instrument or type of music, finding beginner-friendly ensembles, joining music support groups, forging more collegial teacher-student relationships and realizing that recitals are optional for adults.
“I can sense from the response I’ve gotten to the blog that people feel relieved and also comforted,” she said. “I hope to give other musicians who are struggling silently the chance to experience this feeling as well.”
#MusiciansandFinance is musicovation’s blog series exploring finance for musicians. All posts are contributed by graduate students in New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Music course Finance 101: What Musicians Need to Know taught by NEC alum Jessi Rosinski. by Andrew Huynh Throughout taking Finance 101 and drawing upon my prior experiences, I found it pretty manageable to understand my own personal … Continue reading Financial Success for Musicians: Be Moderate and Proactive