Chris Coles is the Founder of Musicians Unite which is a community of musicians born out of the desire to support musicians of all ages, styles and skill level. The goal is to help one another achieve success, share their challenges, and establish a place to learn from each other’s experiences.
Chris has a degree in Music Education and is an avid drummer and percussionist. He has experience playing a wide range of music from funk, rock and jazz to orchestra and more. Chris is passionate about supporting his fellow musicians to achieve their dreams which has led to his crafting a community that specifically meets this need.
In this episode we talk about overcoming burnout, being vs. doing, and surrounding yourself with the right people.
We start by discussing how Musicians Unite was born and go on to discuss:
- Creating the community you wish you had
- Burnout that led to a multi-year break
- What’s up next for the Musicians Unite community
- The importance of networking with other musicians
- Making the process fun above all
- Listen to your membership. Build the product your members want in the format they prefer.
- Connect with the right musicians who meet your goals.
- Focus on what you can control.
“Focus on what you can do today, what you need to do today, and chip away at that one day at a time.”
“If you’re lost in the doing, you’re not enjoying it. Take it slow, take it moment by moment and write a list of what you can do today.”
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Being retired, I now have the time and interest in developing my music ability. Reading the tips & tricks, comparing different styles and picking up more about theory is a great way to intriege my lack of formal music education.
I think it would be interestng to have an option of writing where you are…because alot of Musicians are Out There!
Hi Bob, thanks for checking out the podcast! Our brand new updated website, http://www.musiciansunite.com, will be rolling out in early 2020 and will allow musicians to completely custom build their own personal profiles to more easily network with, learn from, support and inspire each other, so make sure you keep an eye out for that!!
Thank you for your time.
Thanks for checking out the podcast TerryLee!!
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