Fabiana Claure
Pianist - Business Coach for Musicians
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!

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!

by Fabiana Claure on May 13th, 2020

Have you ever told yourself “I want to do this!” but found yourself a few moments later totally distracted and pursuing a completely different activity or project?

Many times it’s the objections we tell ourselves shortly after our first idea pops up that cause us to change gears and never actually execute the initial idea.

According to Mel Robbin, creator of The 5-second rule, “If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.” There is actually a scientific explanation on why our brain deliberately tries to hinder our initial idea sparks.

Many people can have great ideas, but ultimately it is those who take the next step and purposefully reframe their perceived limitations that actually make things happen.

If you are willing to deliberately question your perceived barriers, whether these may be internal ones (such as I’m not ready, I haven’t figured this out yet, I have to continue thinking about this before…., etc..) or external ones (people won’t want it, the economy is not going to allow for this to happen, there is too much competition, etc), then you have a greater chance to achieve what you want.

In order for you to step into a new way of living and improve your reality, then you need to step into a new way of thinking.

A great way to do this is to listen carefully to your inner thoughts and recognizing the many types of barriers you perceive when it comes to taking action in your career and life.

If you find yourself needing to be “ready” before taking certain steps, this can be a sign that you may be overthinking things and could instead consider the benefits of “taking the plunge”.

I know it can be scary to jump into unknown territory without seeing the full picture of what lies ahead of you, but I want to remind you that it is precisely this willingness to take a leap of faith into the unknown and follow your instincts that can be the best way for true innovation and change to happen.

Reframing your objections and turning them into points of exploration for further personal growth can be the thing that allows you to ignite inspired action and take bold steps that can create a radical new reality for yourself.

This is what happened when Jen Guzman, a former music entrepreneurship student of mine, started her entrepreneurial journey with me almost four years ago. Initially, she approached her career with some hesitation and perfectionistic behaviors.

Ultimately, it was through our work together along with her willingness to reframe her perceived barriers that enabled her to create a multi-six figure business through her brick-and-mortar instrument accessories and repair business (TB Winds), as well as raise funds and became appointed the Denton Program Director for a musical outreach non-profit (Texas Winds), all while pursuing her doctoral degree in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas.

Not only did Jen’s entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to question her perceived barriers allowed her to complete her DMA degree with several businesses under her build (both in the non-profit as well as for-profit realms), she was also able to take over the entire music business and entrepreneurship program at UNT when I was on a full-semester leave.

Shortly after graduating and receiving her doctoral degree in music, it was precisely the way she created her brand umbrella and connected the many facets of her professional and personal life, that positioned her to become appointed as the Director of Education for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a role in which she is now expanding her impact throughout the DFW metroplex and beyond, all while still running her own business (TB winds) along with her husband, Tony.

In Jen’s own words, she shares her experience working with me where she was willing to let go of the mindset and perceived barriers that held her back and was able to step into a new way of being that ultimately defined her journey.

"While I've learned many things from working with Fabiana, my biggest takeaway is to just do it. Just take action. Just start somewhere. As a planner, I've always been able to think through ideas but I often had trouble actually starting a project. As a student, I knew I was smart but I would still second guess myself because of my student status, assuming that others were more capable. Fabiana really helped me step into my own to become a leader for others and for myself. In addition to helping me with my own doubts, Fabiana provided specific tools and resources to ideate, plan, and stay focused in my endeavors. She truly leads by example, and I continue to be amazed by how much she achieves because of her "can do" spirit and optimism.

Fabiana has supported me in multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including opening a music store and expanding an existing arts nonprofit. Through Fabiana's eyes, I've learned to see opportunities instead of hurdles. Throughout my journey, Fabiana has been someone I go to for support, advice, or for a push when I'm feeling bogged down by everything that needs to get done.

Owning and operating a music store with my husband and repair specialist, Tony Barrette, has been an exciting journey. We have been profitable since our first month in business and have grown our inventory asset to five times its original value in just two years. Recently, I was hired at the Dallas Symphony as the Director of Education. In this roll, I oversee and plan all of the DSO's educational programs, including our newest El Sistema based program that provides free instruments and music classes to students in south Dallas. I will always be grateful to Fabiana for helping me get to where I am today!"


Dr. Jen Guzman
Clarinetist/Entrepreneur
Director of Education
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Co-Owner of TB Winds

If you are wondering how you too could gain the clarity and support you need in order to be able to overcome your own perceived barriers and start seeing possibilities you’ve never considered before, then I invite you to apply for my Musician’s Profit Umbrella Group Coaching Program. I’d be happy to help you discover your own barriers and reframe your perspective in order to pursue your biggest dreams.

Through my Musician’s Profit Umbrella, I’ll help you realize how by combining your interests and capabilities to service ongoing needs, you can create new income by solving problems and serving specific groups with a unified sense of identity.

Enrollment is now open so I invite you to apply and take inspired action towards your greatest goals.

Apply now!

P.S. If you haven’t yet had a chance to catch up on my 5-day free training, you can still watch the training replays by clicking here. I recommend you watch them soon before the videos are taken down.



by Fabiana Claure on May 12th, 2020

I'm excited to share it with you here...

that doors are open for my signature program, the Musician’s Profit Umbrella Group Coaching Program.

A 6-month transformational experience for women musicians to create new income without compromising their artistic goals or family life.

The program starts on June 15th, 2020. I’ll be using the concepts I shared this week and diving deep into many more principles and implementations strategies to help you turn your concept into reality.

I'll also support members individually to personalize everything to meet their particular business and life needs.

The program will include a thriving community of empowered women musicians striving to reach rapid financial expansion while also supporting each other as they significantly improve their careers and personal lives.

When you complete this program, you will finally understand how the various facets of what you do and who you are can allow you to create new income while also significantly freeing up your time.

You’ll be able to enjoy living in a reality where not only are you helping others through your expertise, but you’ll also be constantly learning and growing through your business and through your pursuits of creative projects.

You’ll also be able to have more time in your life to dedicate to your family and kids.

Are you ready to reach rapid financial expansion while also creating the space for your artistic side and family life.

Get your application in NOW!

Apply now!

My program is now open but space is limited and several spots are already taken.

I’m offering women who apply within the next 24 hours, a special bonus opportunity.

If after you apply you get invited to join the program, you’ll be able to participate in a strategy intensive masterclass during the month of May that will give you a business head start and help you hit the ground running.

If you think you could be a good fit for my program, then I invite you to apply and within the next 24 hours so you can receive your extra bonus.

It's been such a joy leading you through this training this week - thanks for being a part of it!
If you have any questions at all, just write back.
All the best,

Fabiana

PS. Click here to apply to the Musician’s Profit Umbrella

PPS. All training videos will be taken down within the next few days. If you missed the earlier trainings, I encourage you to watch the video replays (click here) as soon as you can.