MOMENT OF TRUTH
We built Thrive because we know lessons and music school can't possibly cover it all. What we think we need and actually need are different... see these pie charts for proof! Everything we do at Thrive is designed to help you grow your artistry and expand your approach.
Hi, we're your hosts...
...clarinetists Ixi Chen & Tiffany Valvo and cellists Sarah Kim, Ted Nelson & Alan Rafferty. We made this program because we wish we had it when we were young musicians and professionals. After coaching hundreds of aspiring musicians that you need a program where you can build beyond the fundamentals of technique and move into becoming a dynamic artist.
We want to help you, emerging artists, optimize their tools, develop skills and create programs to support wellness and career strategies.
We look forward to introducing new hosts as instrument families are added to the membership!
WHAT YOU GET AS A THRIVE MEMBER:
A monthly theme
to get you thinking outside the box. These "elevations" as we call them are things like The Art of Preparation, Mindful Practice, Sound in Motion, Captivating an Audience, and so much more. They're magical.
5 events a month
split between a master instrumentalist and an expert in another field! 2 trainings (60 min each), 1 rep workshop (60 min), 2 masterclasses (75 min each with Q & A)
Workbooks & PDFs
to support monthly challenges and be a resource to you forever! Both the clarinetists and the expert coaches give you materials to guide your way.
Lifetime access to the video library of all classes, lectures and presentations. Participate live and be all in, or, come to what you can and watch the rest later. 100% up to you.
Private Facebook Group
Access to a private Facebook group to engage with musicians getting to serious work!
all other Music360 and Digital Clarinet Academy offerings (like our upcoming epic bass clarinet course!)
And best of all... real support, connection and motivation
You get resources from people with time-tested and proven experience. You get mentorship, accountability, methods that work, and ideas that help you put together all the parts of who you are.
Enroll in Thrive for 4 months or a year, and get $500 off our summer sessions, which gives you the option of attending at least 1 or 2 of the intensives for FREE! The Music360 Summer Sessions include 5-weeks of wellness, business skills, auditions, and so much more just for musicians. They're made to get you to take action and expand your skills.
You will get access to the Cincinnati Young Artists's Virtual Cello Academy, Session II!
Check out the Music360 Summer Sessions
It's More Than Classes
- It's A Community: Being around like-minded musicians is crucial to our sense of direction, groundedness, motivation and perspective. Our Thrive Community Facebook Group keeps you connected 24/7 to support and the fellowship of your peers.
- Accountability + Support: Think of us as your pocket clarinet coaches, there to lift you up when you need that extra spark of motivation or knowledge. It's not about what you know, it's about IMPLEMENTING it.
- Drive + Motivation: The challenge of doing something alone in your practice room disappears when you know you have a community that has your back.
- Exclusive Discounts on other Thrive and Music360 workshop series, programs, lessons and tools.
- A network that connects you globally to professionals and aspiring musicians alike.
Hear what current members have to say!
“Musician friends, this is such an incredible opportunity that I *highly* recommend! I’ve been working in the DCA programs with professors Ixi Chen and Tiffany Valvo for several months now. The programs that they have passionately created have changed the way I think about practicing, performing, and what it means to thrive as a musician.”
“I highly recommend the Thrive membership because it has helped me stay motivated and inspired during my gap year. Each month, two guest artists are invited and we dive into their speciality topic. By discussing a topic in depth that both artists are very passionate about, it has helped me learn valuable information in a more deep-rooted sense. From engaging masterclasses to great PDF resources, the Thrive membership is a fantastic way to keep musicians growing and excelling in their musical careers. ”
“I would recommend Thrive to anyone looking to amp up their music life, and especially those looking to make music their life-long career. It's great to learn new ideas along with new repertoire each month; it really keeps things interesting! Every guest has something amazing to bring to the table, and it really is a pleasure, and an honor to get to work with these professionals.”
Who is this Membership for?
MUSIC SCHOOL GRADUATES If you have a degree or two (or three?) in music, and aren't currently earning a living in music, or are stuck and want to boost your career
COLLEGE or CONSERVATORY STUDENTS You're likely busy with school work, but you're still scratching your head on how to actually get a job when you graduate
HIGH SCHOOL STARS You know you're going to music school, you're already high-achieving, and want to soak up all the knowledge you can to supplement your college training
MUSIC TEACHERS If you have or are starting a studio, and it feels like moving a mountain to write lesson plans, Thrive360's elevations will give you a world of ideas
ANYONE who wants to play a bigger game, and find the freedom that comes with boldly stepping into your growth zone
This program is for you.
I'm IN! Let's do this!