Christian Howes music business coach

Why You’re Passed Over For Gigs Even Though You’re Qualified & How to Fix it

Read if you get passed over for gigs/clients/projects even though you’re more than qualified. People often assume that if they practice harder or get more credentials it will translate into opportunities. However, answering “yes” to either of the following proves this false: Do you know musicians with tons of ability who don’t get gigs? Do Read more about Why You’re Passed Over For Gigs Even Though You’re Qualified & How to Fix it[…]

Personal Branding and the Modern Classical Musician with Drew Alexander Forde aka That Viola Kid

CREATIVE STRINGS PODCAST Exploring intersections between creativity, music education, string playing, DIY music business, and culture Christian Howes · Personal Branding and the Modern Classical Musician w/ Drew Alexander Forde (ThatViolaKid) On Today’s Episode… Join us with Guest Speaker Drew Alexander Forde (ThatViolaKid) as we talk about his work as a violist, composer, entreprenuer, and Read more about Personal Branding and the Modern Classical Musician with Drew Alexander Forde aka That Viola Kid[…]

Financial Survival Guide for Musicians, Freelancers, & Creatives

If you are facing economic uncertainty, follow my tips on How to Sell & Offer your services so you can pivot and survive.   Watch the video, listen to the Podcast episode, or read the article below.   For musicians and music teachers who want to take your business online,  find links to resources at Read more about Financial Survival Guide for Musicians, Freelancers, & Creatives[…]

How to Flip your Classroom and Really Teach Online

If you could get better results teaching online while working less, would you? // I’ve been teaching online successfully since 2008.  In this post, I'll share how you can do it too. Flip Your Classroom Use MEDIA to present information to students Use more asynchronous check-ins and less big block lesson times Forums, content libraries, Read more about How to Flip your Classroom and Really Teach Online[…]

Teaching on Skype to Leverage Your Expertise & Make an Impact

Teaching online myself for over 12 years, I can tell you the two MOST IMPORTANT things about moving your studio online: Use whatever software works for you Don’t want to fuss with Skype? You don’t need to. Use Facebook messenger (video chat). It’s easiest. Zoom works too. And Facetime. You can teach over a phone Read more about Teaching on Skype to Leverage Your Expertise & Make an Impact[…]