Fabiana Claure
Pianist - Business Coach for Musicians
by Fabiana Claure on June 27th, 2020

It's been two weeks since my Musician's Profit Umbrella Group Coaching Program for Women Musicians started.

A select group of women from all around the world became a part of this transformational experience with a true commitment to unify their strengths in a way that creates new income without sacrificing their artistic dreams or family lives.

Each week my group members share their wins as part of the community activities of the program.

Yesterday, several of my group members described the community we've created in the MPU program as "their win of the week".

They shared how meaningful it had been to feel that sense of support and connection.
My heart feels full when I see these expressions of gratitude and acknowledgment of the power of community.

Community is something that we as a society need, no matter what moment in your life you are in.

During these times where people are having to isolate themselves due to the pandemic, how can we be intentional about creating community and nurturing our relationships?
If you are unable to spend much time with friends or family, are you creating other opportunities for connection and support?

Many times we don't get things done or don't accomplish things because we let them fall into the "I'll do it when I can" category, rather than specifically setting the time aside for it in our calendars.

Even though the concept of social distancing has been predominant for the past few months, how can we be intentional in keeping the distance physical rather than social?

From my own experience, I don't know what I would have done without the community I've created around me, both through my immediate social circle as well as through my virtual community.

Today I shared a Facebook live video (see below) with some additional thoughts on the importance of creating community and connection, especially in times of isolation.
I hope you enjoy watching it.

I also mentioned in my FB live video a study made by Dan Buettner which identified the main cause of increased life-expectancy and longevity to be community and social connection. Click here to watch Dan's TED talk where he shares all the details of his Blue Zone study and the results of his findings.

And if you haven't yet joined my free FB group, Entrepreneurial Musician Mothers, I invite you to join and be part of an incredible community of entrepreneurial women.

Once you've watched my video (see below), please share in the comments how you will intentionally create community for yourself this weekend.

I'd love to hear about the specific action steps you will create to connect and nurture your relationships in any way you can.

Enjoy your weekend and happy connecting!

by Fabiana Claure on June 10th, 2020

It has certainly been an intense couple of weeks and I've been thinking a lot about ways to find meaning during these challenging times.

I know for all of us, and especially for those of us living in the United States, things have been very intense.

As we try to find ways to help and to be of service to our communities, I'd also encourage you to not feel that things need to only come from our external world but that instead, YOU can be the change you seek.

Your actions, the way you help, the choices you make, and the relationships you build on a daily basis can create an incredible difference in this world.

Often times when we see such turmoil in our external reality, it can be easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed.

And while there is always a place and space to acknowledge these emotions, I'm a firm believer in trying to shift all that energy into inspired action.

I presented my Musician's Profit Umbrella™ 5-day free online training about a month ago where I shared my entrepreneurial journey while also helping women from around the world gain the clarity they need to take inspired action and significantly increase their impact and income - without sacrificing their artistic dreams or family life.

In thinking of ways I could be of service during this time, I realized that this 5-day training experience captures a great essence of my way of being the change I seek in this world.
This is why I wanted to share it with all of you today to encourage you to take inspired action to create your own way of impacting the world.

It is through this experience of creating your own plan and clarifying what you can do with your potential, that you can feel empowered to create a meaningful life for yourself, for your family, and for the people you serve through your work and your talents.

This in turn can be a great way to contribute to your reality today, to find the meaning behind what you do, and to ultimately make our world a better place.

I hope you give yourself the opportunity to take this exciting and empowering journey.
If you can think of anyone else who could benefit from this free training, feel free to forward this blog post to them.

You never know how a simple sharing gesture can be life-changing for someone.

I want to thank all of you for being a part of my community.

If there is anything I can do to help during this time, let me know in the comments below. I'm here to support you!

Watch my free training here.
PS. Don't forget! The Musician's Profit Umbrella™ Group Coaching Program for Women Musicians will soon be closing its doors! There are only a few spots left. The program starts on June 15th. Apply now so we can discuss together your possibilities and see if you'd be a good fit for my program.

by Fabiana Claure on May 26th, 2020

I'm excited to share with you my recently compiled video library where I gathered all the recent video interviews and trainings I've done in order to make it easier for you to make the best use of these resources.

I hope you enjoy reviewing the materials and look forward to hearing which were the most useful to you. If you'd also like to share these resources with anyone you think can benefit from them, I'd encourage you to do so.

On another note, I wanted to let you know that The Musician's Profit Umbrella™ Group Coaching Program for Women Musicians is filling up with incredible participants joining from all over the United States as well as from Europe.

The program is set to begin on June 15th, but I'll be offering an "early bird" bonus masterclass for those who apply now and are invited to join the program before the end of May. This coming Friday, May 29th, I'll be presenting a "hit-the-ground-running" masterclass to help all the participants get a head start and be ready before the program begins mid-June.

If you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity and join our Friday masterclass, be sure to apply now so we can discuss together your possibilities and see if you'd be a good fit for my program.

I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you enjoy these free video resources now available on my video library page!
PS. Don't forget! The Musician's Profit Umbrella™ Group Coaching Program for Women Musicians will soon be closing its doors! There are only a few spots left. The program starts on June 15th. Apply now so we can discuss together your possibilities and see if you'd be a good fit for my program.

by Fabiana Claure on May 23rd, 2020

This past week I co-hosted the part 2 of a webinar I did a month ago for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy along with Jonathan Kuuskowski. It was a very successful event.
The number of attendees doubled from our last webinar and we had over 200 viewers from all around the world. If you missed the first webinar presented in April,  you can watch it here.

Thank you to all of you who sent me your answers to the question I asked on my social media channels regarding the predominant thoughts you say to yourself when facing career choices.

It was great being able to tailor the webinar content to best serve you.

You can watch last week's webinar replay below.

I hope you enjoy watching it. Let me know which parts were most helpful to you.

 I'd love to know your key takeaways!

by Fabiana Claure on May 13th, 2020

Before this pandemic started, my 5-year old son was practicing baseball every week.

After one of the games, his coach awarded a “prize ball” to the best player for that game.

My son didn’t get it and when we came back home, he said “I wanted that ball!”

My husband and I explained to him that the other boy who had earned the best player ball had been working hard and practicing on a regular basis.

We explained to him that this is why the boy had done so well during the game and was able to win the “best player ball” after everything was over.

We thought that explanation would be a good lesson for him to understand the impact of creating a regular practice routine with discipline and dedication (something he had not yet done with his baseball practice).

However, my son looked at us a bit puzzled as we were explaining all this to him.

During those same weeks, I was getting ready to perform a piano recital and I was practicing every day with a lot of consistency.

My son knew that many times I’d have to defer to his dad when it came to playtime so that I could practice - and he’d not always like that.

I was gearing up for a concert so I was very focused and determined to prepare to the best of my ability. So, when it came time to help him further understand why he couldn't get the best player ball for that day’s game, I shifted the context of the conversation to remind him of my practicing routine with the piano.

I told him, “Do you know how mommy is practicing every day preparing for her big concert? That is exactly the same thing that we are describing you need to do in order to get good at baseball. If you want to earn that best player ball, you need to practice baseball, just like mommy practices the piano, so that you get better at it each day.”

My son’s eyes immediately had a spark and I realized he totally understood what I was talking about.

Suddenly, it all made sense in his mind.

He can see me working behind a computer all day long, and this will not give him a sense of progressively working towards a goal of becoming better.

He can’t see the progress, he doesn’t understand what is going on.

But on an instrument? That is another thing completely!

By watching me practice, he can understand the concept of tenacity, persistence, discipline, commitment, dedication, and so much more. The best part is that I didn’t tell him about practicing in order to achieve excellence, I modeled it for him with my actions.

As a mother, I realized in that moment how valuable it can be to pursue artistic projects that require you to practice on a regular basis, and in this way, to let your actions teach your children.

Similarly, when it comes to my work as a business coach for musicians, the same concepts apply.

I’ve always enjoyed working with coaches who not only know about the things they coach but actually are actively doing these things.

From both the music as well as the business worlds, I’ve always strived to learn piano from active pianists and to learn business from active entrepreneurs.

As a mother, I feel that by making space for my artistic side and modeling the consistency and discipline of practicing and working towards improving my craft, then this is an incredibly valuable lesson for my children to follow in my footsteps.

No matter how much I can tell them about practicing and working towards achieving their goals, ultimately it will be my own actions and the example I set through the pursuit of my artistic projects and creative fulfillment that will teach my kids how to embrace these concepts.

As the saying goes, “you are what you do, not what you say you’ll do” (by Carl Gustav Jung).

Similarly, your kids will follow what you do, not what you say.

Why am I sharing this with you today?

Well, because I think the desire to build a business and a lifestyle that allows for you to have creative and artistic fulfillment at the core of your activities can not only make you a better person and professional, but it can also impact your parenting and your ability to model valuable learning and behavioral qualities for your kids.

The icing on the cake?

This artistic fulfillment and realization can also help you become a more compelling and inspiring musician-entrepreneur and draw people and opportunities to you.

It is because of this that I’ve designed my Musician’s Profit Umbrella blueprint in a way that deliberately makes space for women musicians and mothers to experience artistic fulfillment as part of their business and their overall lives.

I believe this is the best way to not only create a business, inspire your children and potential clients, but also to ultimately live an enriched, fulfilling, and impactful life.

If you’d like to explore how you too could reinvent your life and find ways to create space for artistic fulfillment, then I invite you to apply for my Musician’s Profit Umbrella Group Coaching Program, a transformational experience for women musicians to create new income without compromising their artistic dreams or family life.

The program is scheduled to begin on June 15th, 2020.

Spots are filling up quickly so I encourage you not to wait and apply soon (see link in comments). If you’ve already applied and have been invited to join, congratulations!

By the way, if you haven’t yet had a chance to catch up on last week's "Musician's Profit Umbrella" 5-day free training, you can still watch the training replays on my FB page here. I recommend you watch them soon before the videos are taken down. Here is what one of the training participants had to say about her experience in my training.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Click here to apply to the Musician's Profit Umbrella Group Coaching Program!