Here is what leading musicians and music educators have to say about working with Fabiana Claure.
“I just made the necessary adjustments in my own finances in order to pay for Fabiana and to pay for her amazing program, and I’m so glad that I did…”
Dr. Dennis Ritter
Author, Coach, Professor and Curriculum Developer, Director of Vocal Studies at Radford University
“Thanks to Fabiana’s approach to ‘let’s create something that is about all of you, all of your skillset,’ I am bravely ready to step into that world..”
Dr. Cara Chowning
Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach at Ball State University
“She understood things about me that I didn’t even know about myself”
Pianist, Coach, and Piano Professor
“I learned profoundly about connecting my identity and my content to be sustainable and meaningful for years to come.”
“I have been friends with Fabiana before taking this course, and I have always admired her music business experience chops. During this program, her knowledge was communicated in a compassionate, encouraging and supportive way with her highest commitment. She has been inspiring, knowing exactly how to do and what to do. I found the MPU to be a very personable program in a group setting. Fabiana’s experience as a business owner and a professor made sense so much during the training. This program pushed my comfort zone and realized my confidence; thus, I grew more as a human being. I learned profoundly about connecting my identity and my content to be sustainable and meaningful for years to come.”
Dr. Mihoko Watanabe
Professor of Flute and Chair of the Certificate in
Entrepreneurial Music program at Ball State University
“I am a better educator, entrepreneur, and life-long learner because of this amazing coaching program with Fabiana!”
“I knew that I needed to expand my personal and professional horizons in a new way, but wasn’t sure how. Working with Fabiana Claure as a coach and within the MPU program of support was exactly what I needed. I discovered the clarity, encouragement and engagement I was searching for, along with the camaraderie and mentoring this type of ongoing journey requires. Looking at my career and life through a new lens required careful direction, nurturing and sometimes a big push into unknown experiences. If you need a one-stop shop to pull together your superpowers, learn more about who you are, what you want to give to the world and have consistent support while accomplishing all – look no further than Fabiana Claure and her MPU program. I am a better educator, entrepreneur, and life-long learner because of this amazing coaching program with Fabiana! If you are considering working with her, do not hesitate! I’m forever changed in the best way possible!”
Director of Music Business at Western Illinois University,
Personal Harmony Coach
“After taking the program, I found a clearer vision for my future, felt ease in my everyday work, and created bigger dreams to aspire to.”
“Before the program I felt like I was stuck in the swamp of the never ending hard work and it seemed there was no way out. After taking the program, I found a clearer vision for my future, felt ease in my everyday work, and created bigger dreams to aspire to. I feel confident that I have a meaningful service to offer to the world, and I am not afraid to connect with people and tell them about it. It is exciting to know that this is only the beginning of the journey and not feeling like at a dead end. I am mostly thrilled about finding a path forward and gaining confidence. I used to doubt and second guess most of my decisions, and proceed very carefully with every step. That not only took a long time to do anything, but also was mentally exhausting. MPU was definitely a transformative experience for me. The program is valuable for anyone who is struggling with finding direction and clarity in their endeavors. I now find myself in a fearless state of action, I don’t worry as much, and in general feel more in control of my thoughts. I am no longer a victim of my environment and it feels liberating. Fabiana is a great coach – knowledgeable, passionate, honest, firm yet compassionate – and her determination and persistence is admirable.”
Dr. Irina Pevzner
Executive Director and Piano Professor
at Charleston Academy of Music
“𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘍𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘢, 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐’𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘸.”
“Then this quote below or next to her video: “After working with Fabiana, I can say that I have a lot more clarity, I’m very centered with my vision, I’m very motivated, and I’m not stopping now…..You’re not gonna go anywhere if you are sitting back or along the fence, If you are interested in moving forward and working with Fabiana, really be open-minded on what you are going to get on the opposite end… it took me a few days to really process: is this the investment I want to make? Is this what I really need? I’m a person who really values my time over finances, and that’s the question that I needed to ask myself. I asked myself is this what I really need, in the end, I did say yes to it, and I’m glad I did.”
Founder & CEO of NIZCO Music / Assistant Professor of NOVA Southeastern University
“I am so excited for the direction I am heading with my business!”
“I have experienced such change in the MPU program, that the only way I have to move is forward. Fabiana has shown me a new model for teaching and running my business that I didn’t know existed. Even though I’m in the developing stages of my business, she continues to propel me in the right direction. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Fabiana and the MPU program! Fabiana has blown me away with the content for this program and I am so excited for the direction I am heading with my business! I have made great strides in my own personal transformation that I didn’t expect. This program is life-changing if you are willing to do the work. Fabiana is the real deal and her authenticity is evident in how she teaches, coaches, performs, and interacts individually and with a group. ”
Pianist and Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, President of Pensacola Music Teachers Association
“What I learned in the past 6 months is probably more that what I had learned in the past 10 years”
“You are an amazing inspiration. Your program has never stopped giving me wide eye-opening experiences. What I learned in the past 6 months is probably more that what I had learned in the past 10 years. Thank you so much for all your hard work, energy, guidance, and support in our journey.”
Pianist and Director of Music at St. Gabriel the Archangel, Glenn Rock, New Jersey
What recent MPU participants are saying
“Reality, creativity, and persistence, is the Fabiana formula that gets you to where you want to go…”
“Rarely when we start are we thinking of how we’re going to reconcile that vision of an artist with financial reality. One of the most important things that Dr. Claure starts is breaking down what the reality of what our industry is: how we make money, what streams of income there are, what opportunities there are, what the data says about who is or isn’t successful. First of all, understanding what that is, and then being able to reconcile some of our more personal needs into that reality….however, while that reality might be jarring to a musician, the next step is developing that sense of creativity.”
Soprano and Senior Digital Presence Manager at Gannett |
USA TODAY NETWORK.
“We have been profitable since our first month in business…”
“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.
Fabiana has been someone I go to for support, advice, or a push when I’m feeling bogged down by everything that needs to get done.
While I’ve learned many things from working with Fabiana, my biggest takeaway is to just do it. Just take action. Just start somewhere. In addition to helping me with my own doubts, Fabiana provided specific tools and resources to ideate, plan, and stay focused on 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.
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. 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
“I still utilize some of Fabiana’s techniques and methods”
“Before I started working with Fabiana I was interested in becoming more entrepreneurial but had not fully embraced the practice as a lifestyle. After studying with her, I developed far better insight into the implementation of music entrepreneurship into my professional career and my business.
I now serve as Assistant Professor of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University, where I still utilize some of Fabiana’s techniques and methods from my time as her student as well as in the day to day operations of my business.”
Dr. Sean Murphy
Saxophonist/Entrepreneur, Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Baldwin Wallace University
“She also gave me the courage to not be afraid, anymore, of pursuing a career in music.”
“I want to thank Professor Fabiana Claure for helping me finish my website and for helping me build my music career. I took Professor Claure’s Music Entrepreneurship and Career Development class and she helped me with my vision of building a music school for children by helping me develop a 15-page business plan (with powerpoint slides that illustrate the plan) to pitch to potential investors after graduation.
She also gave me the courage to not be afraid, anymore, of pursuing a career in music.”
“She pushes to bring the absolute best in you…”
“My biggest shift when it came to meeting and being mentored by Fabiana was that she helped me believe in stepping into my big ideas. The goals that scare me because of their seeming weight and long-distance are the ones that she followed with me into detailed points. In every session of putting together a detailed and workable business plan, Fabiana pushed me beyond my comfort zone. She wouldn’t let me take any easy ways out, but questioned my motive and intention behind every decision I made along my path. This inspired a completely fresh way of thinking for me.
After enough time of coming into our sessions, it became such a wonderful impulse to push for my most excellent, most clarified ideas. It also became clear how much I needed to be intentional about every detail relating to my business/artistry – from how I present myself, to how I connect and interact, to the product/s I deliver.
Fabiana believes that each person has the ability to bring wealth to the world in way of their personal gifts, ideas and ability. She pushes to bring out the absolute best in you and helps you find ways to plan your footsteps along your own yellow brick road toward your goals. I miss every session, and would recommend her mentorship to the highest degree. She is a phenomenal, inspiring and wonderful person, musician, teacher and mentor and will help you transform the way you envision your own goals as well as bring to light the incredible capacity for brilliance that exists if you are brave enough to look a little further.”
Jazz vocalist, educator, composer and collaborator living in Chicago, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa
“With Dr. Claure’s assistance, I was able to adjust and fine-tune in ways I wasn’t able to do on my own.”
“Before working with Dr. Claure, I knew that I had a good idea but wasn’t sure how to make my idea into a full-blown business. My biggest fear was wasting time and money on a business that wouldn’t be successful. I was struggling with how to put it all together.
I already have a small business that is doing well but I built that without a focused plan, just an idea, hope and passion. I now have something to execute to and keep me focused and on track. I was able to see the holes in my plan.
With Dr. Claure’s assistance I was able to adjust and fine-tune in ways I wasn’t able to do on my own. Right now I am in the building process with my technology, it will be a while before I can launch, but I know when my online program is ready, I will be ready to sell it and market it successfully.
“The experience was unparalleled…”
“I was a part of the inaugural class of students to take Dr. Claure’s music entrepreneurship courses at UNT. My time in Dr. Claure’s courses was positive and helpful, equipping me with additional tools to grow and sharpen my business acumen as a musical entrepreneur. The experience was unparalleled in that it was not just an entrepreneurship course, but one specifically geared towards me as both a singer-songwriter and music therapist running an arts-based health and wellness business.”
Other quotes about Fabiana
“I would be thrilled for our College of Music to receive such an impressive, national recognition under any circumstance. That Dr. Claure achieved this level of national notoriety so quickly is truly remarkable,” said Dean John Richmond. “We are all thrilled for her and for the future of this vitally important program.”
Dr. John Richmond, Dean of the UNT College of Music (excerpt from 2017 UNT News release entitled: ‘Billboard’ names UNT College of Music top music business school.)
“I want to thank you for joining us to present yesterday. You took them out of their comfort zones and expanded their minds to what it really takes to turn their “dream project” into a revenue-generating business. Thanks for your energy, your individual feedback to the students, and your thought and care in preparing this topic. I really appreciate it.”
Monique Mead, Director of Music Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University.
“This is such good stuff going on here at UNT! Happy that our students can take advantage of these opportunities to develop their dreams and goals into PLANS for when they leave school. Fabiana Claure is doing wonderful work!”
Vocal Jazz Division, University of North Texas
Musicians Creating Prosperity