About Angela

I love working with musicians.

I’m fascinated with creative problem solving, with finding new ways to help people like you overcome the obstacles that have blocked your path to success.

Earlier in my career I directed entrepreneurship and career offices at Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, and Indiana University, working with alumni and students, emerging artists as well as accomplished professionals.

Finding your true calling

Although my background set me up perfectly for this work, it wasn’t at all what I originally imagined for myself.

I started out as a cellist, got a doctorate in performance from Stony Brook University, studied in Paris, and taught cello at the college level for a few years—all before realizing I had this ‘other calling.’

I never dreamt I’d write a popular music career guide or run career and entrepreneurship centers at top conservatories. I would never have predicted that I’d help hundreds of musicians create their own paths to success.

That’s one of the reasons I’m fascinated with how careers develop. Because when artists align their actions with their core purpose, their careers—and their artistry—leap ahead. I know because I’ve seen it and I’ve lived it.

The #1 issue musicians face

Let me level with you: the biggest obstacle that holds musicians back is never simply about having the right career strategies. At the root of whatever’s holding you back—in both your career advancement and your artistic development—is always mindset. We are our own worst enemies.

That’s why, along with offering essential career strategies and expert feedback, I teach my clients The Tools®. These are a set of practical visualization exercises developed by celebrated LA therapists Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. The Tools® are designed to help you get and stay in forward motion so you can tap into your true potential.

These have been part of my daily practice for the past ten years and I now teach them to my clients because they’ve changed my life for the better and I see the positive results my clients reap every week.

What it takes

People often ask me what it takes to succeed. Beyond talent, it takes the courage to dream, the power to plan, and the grit to get things done. It’s about more than your job or your career, it’s about the kind of life you want to live, and the person—the artist—you want to become.

For a sense of my ‘why,’ see this: