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FREE Winter Workshop Series 

December can be a tough time of year to stay motivated (even when there’s not a pandemic). Distractions abound, procrasti-baking is at an all time high, and we’ve got until Jan 1 to avoid those goals, right? ⁣

6 Workshops between December 9-19 cover wellness, becoming an artist, digging in, embodying your music, practicing better and so much more

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Thrive doesn’t just give you another Zoom link. We’ve all got enough of those by now. 

 
Before you kick us to the curb, let us assure you that Thrive is different. It's not a festival and it's not a course. It's a membership and here's how it is different:
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#1:

Fundamentals alongside a whole lotta other skills that are essential.

 

We focus just as much on the fundamentals of technique as we do on the skills that help you strengthen your mindset and help transform you into a dynamic artist.

Yes, we’ve got amazing clarinetists - but also experts that will help you fill in the gaps in your training. Because let's do a little reality check:

 #2:

Video and resource library!

 

Once you're inside of Thrive, yes, you get access to live events but you also get access to a high quality, curated library of resources, challenges and videos to reference whenever you want. See?

Hi, we're your hosts...

...clarinetists Ixi Chen & Tiffany Valvo; cellists Sarah Kim, Ted Nelson & Alan Rafferty; and saxophonists Don-Paul Kahl and J.Michael Weiss-Holmes.

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! 

Our Guests

 

...are premiere pedagogues and expert coaches, teachers, leaders and speakers who will share their wisdom and expertise in the membership and Thrive courses.  

 

Check out the incredible January to April lineup! When you join, you get access to the elevation coach and the teachers of your instrument.

You're kidding! Enroll me!

Our Guests

 

...are premiere pedagogues and expert coaches, teachers, leaders and speakers who will share their wisdom and expertise in the membership and Thrive courses.  

 

Check out the incredible January to April lineup! When you join, you get access to the elevation coach and the teachers of your instrument.

You're kidding! Enroll me!

 

Expand your training with world-renowned performers, teachers and coaches.

 

  • Grow beyond being a "good player" and become a truly dynamic musician
  • Develop a strong, steady mindset, empowering you to push past your fears 
  • Gain the necessary skills to build a thriving career
  • Receive continual support and guidance from your hosts, guests and the Thrive community on your entire growth journey

 

Here are the details: 

 

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.

Video library

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!

20% off

all other Music360 and Digital Clarinet Academy offerings (like our upcoming epic bass clarinet course!)

 

MUSIC360 is dedicated to serving musicians of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

More about how we roll!

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.”

Time to Thrive

 

Bust out of the "box" with monthly training, prompts, challenges, masterclasses and group support. When you join us on the path to transforming your playing and performing, you'll clear some obstacles to ease of playing, make space for new growth and discover a more powerful YOU on the stage (and in life)!

 

Enroll now!

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. 


Sample Monthly Schedule

Below is an example of what you can expect each month. Between live classes, prompts, challenges and repertoire assignments, the "elevation" or focus topic of the month, will help you implement your training in bold, new, effective ways! But, don't worry if you can't attend live, or are too busy. The classes are recorded and you can go back and watch whenever it is good for you!

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!

2021 Sneak Peek

The Thrive monthly elevations take a deep dive into a perspective of learning that you don't always get (or have time for) in school. Here is a sample of what the 2021 elevations and coaches will look like! Keep in mind: these are clarinet instructors below, and instrument-specific coaches will be announced based on enrollment. 

January 2021: Fitness

What does it mean to be "fit", both on your instrument and off? What does fitness look like for you and how does physical strength, power and endurance help you be a better musician? 

February 2021: Mental Toughness

How does our mindset affect our motivation? and how can we train our minds to be resilient in the face of daunting or stressful situations? 

March 2021: Sound in Motion

Sound in Motion: Achieving Expressivity and Range through Vocalism. We will be asking and exploring the answers to questions like: “How can we use vocal techniques to create a resonant body of sound?” 

April 2021: Captivating Your Audience

It takes character, charisma and confidence to captivate an audience? So how do you cultivate those things? 

Plus +++

Students who enroll in the membership will get retro-activated access to Thrive 2020 (October-December). These classes were attended by clarinetists, but the elevations are useful to all! 

October 2020: Bel Canto

Soprano Donata Cucinotta and Dan Gilbert (University of Michigan) gave us working knowledge of the physical and stylistic applications of the bel canto style. 

November 2020: Mindfulness

Clarinetist Amy Zoloto and Mindfulness Educator Stacy Sims taught us how being in the present moment helps us rebalance, improve practice and performance, and boost performance in auditions.

December 2020: The Importance of Preparation

CrossFit Competitor Hannah Hardy and Clarinetist Jonathan Gunn (UT Austin) present their best practices for preparing for big events. 

This membership is about learning, insight through new perspectives and TAKING ACTION so you can see the results you've been hoping for!

Tuition Packages

MONTHLY

$77/m

Each month you get:

  • 1 Training led by Top Coach
  • 1 Training led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • 1 Rep Workshop
  • 1 Masterclass led by Top Coach
  • 1 Masterclass led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • Videos of all of those classes
  • PDFs, prompts, challenges, and access to our Facebook group
  • A 20% discount on all other Music360/DCA programs

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4 MONTHS

$308

Each month for 4 months you get:

  • 1 Training led by Top Coach
  • 1 Training led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • 1 Rep Workshop
  • 1 Masterclass led by Top Coach
  • 1 Masterclass led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • Videos of all of those classes 
  • PDFs, prompts, challenges, and access to our Facebook group 
  • A 20% discount on all other Music360/DCA programs
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ANNUAL

$787

Each month for one year you get:

  • 1 Training led by Top Coach
  • 1 Training led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • 1 Rep Workshop
  • 1 Masterclass led by Top Coach
  • 1 Masterclass led by Instrumental Teacher/Performer
  • Videos of all of those classes 
  • PDFs, prompts, challenges, and access to our Facebook group 
  • A 20% discount on all other Music360/DCA programs

Savings: $137

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