Fabiana Claure
Pianist - Business Coach for Musicians
by Fabiana Claure on December 15th, 2020

I had a wonderful conversation with Christopher Still as part of his Honesty Pill podcast. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

Click here to listen to the full episode.


Below are some of the notes Chris shared announcing the podcast episode:
"I was lucky enough to sit down with Fabiana in between her OWN online appointments and coaching sessions…this is our new way of commuting, right? From one side of the country to the other in 30 seconds.
In this interview we talk about women in music, earthquakes, and what to do when you concert clothes start falling off in the middle of a performance. Yup…that happens.
By the way if you’re wondering how to balance artistic, professional, and personal pursuits like raising a family, creating and run several businesses all while being a powerful advocate for women entrepreneurs, keep listening, because Fabiana has got it totally figured out.
I hope you enjoy this conversation with the amazing Dr. Fabiana Claure. Chris @ Honesty Pill"

When you listen to the episode, I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what resonated with you and what you will take from it moving forward.

By the way, Chris will be one of our summit speakers featured tomorrow on day 3. If you haven't yet registered for this free summit, you can still do so! Click here to register for the Musicians Creating Prosperity Summit! And if you've already registered, congratulations! Hope you are enjoying the interviews so far!

by Fabiana Claure on December 13th, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a very exciting project that has allowed me to connect with incredible musicians from around the world.

Like you, I believe now more than ever, we need to hear more musician’s voices coming together to achieve the changes our industry and our world desperately needs.

In service of this mission, tomorrow I'll be hosting an online summit around the theme of Musicians Creating Prosperity.

Musician thought leaders and change makers will discuss what it takes to live a prosperous life as a musician while also expanding our impact and building a legacy.

Through this series of interviews, we will explore how to use our artistic voices and power to create impactful music careers and businesses while also keeping our artistic dreams and creative sides infused into this process.

December 14-20, 2020
<< join me at the summit >>

We’ll discuss ways to create abundance without burnout, and develop strategies to tap into our best creative flow to maximize our business opportunities.
At the summit you’ll discover:
  • Tools and strategies to uncover your distinctive voice as an artist and set yourself apart
  • Ideas to help you create a prosperous music career path that will help you make a positive impact for yourself and your community
  • Models and examples of the latest teaching, performing, and business coaching trends used in the music industry
  • Proven systems to gain clarity and stop procrastination and perfectionism
  • Empowerment to take action towards up leveling your life and your career
<<You can get your limited-time free ticket to the summit here>>

by Fabiana Claure on December 7th, 2020

On one of my Musicians Profit Umbrella™ group coaching calls a few weeks ago, one of my clients asked me how much time I spend with my kids.

“I see you do so much and also practice, there's just not enough hours in the day..." she added.
I shared with her and the rest of the group how my schedule works as it relates to my family time.

The truth is that I have an incredible husband who supports me and we take turns. My oldest son goes to school and our toddler is at home all day. My husband and I swap in the afternoons and I take over with the kids when he is working and teaching piano.

Oftentimes when I have the kids, I am multitasking and juggling, looking after them while I am also working.

It can get pretty hectic sometimes.

This is a process of constant learning and evolving as my journey continues and not everything is always perfect.

Am I the only one that goes through this?
Is it bad that sometimes I go through this?

No.

I am grateful, for being able to both pursue my dream career as well as have a beautiful family.

Over the past decade of being a pianist, entrepreneur, University educator and administrator, and eventually a mother of two, I have learned that I can't be everywhere all the time and I can't do everything all the time. I've learned to create support systems around me and make choices on prioritizing.

I've created specific frameworks that allow me to focus my efforts and time strategically and effectively, and therefore I know how to get results that can seem unachievable.

The thing is ...

I am so in love with what I do that it really stimulates me. It fuels my creativity.
I’ve designed it in a way that I’m doing what I like (most of the time).

On social media, it can be so tempting to just talk about the good.
“Check out my latest podcast interview”
“Here is my amazing program we just wrapped on”

It can become a never-ending array of successes and achievements (don’t get me wrong – I am SO PROUD of myself and my business)

Part of being a role model is not only shining your light and showing people the positive.
It’s also about letting people see all the different aspects of what it takes for you to do those things.

The ups and downs.

The real parts of the experience.

And this is part of my experience:

I'm a big believer in creating businesses and systems from a place of ease and flow.

But...

I will not pretend I do it all without occasional ups and downs.

Yet everything I do brings me joy.

If you'd like to create a life and business that is structured to be easeful, profitable, creatively fulfilled, and yields seemingly unbelievable results, then THIS is where you'll want to be.


by Fabiana Claure on December 4th, 2020

Last week one of my amazing clients inside my program, Musician’s Profit Umbrella, sold a 1:1 music coaching package for $4,500. How amazing is that?

If you’ve never sold a high-ticket package before, it’s already a big financial win.

But it also represents the ability to package your expertise to help clients achieve deep transformations in a highly personalized way without having to give all your time away in the process.

There are so many wins to unpack here beyond the monetary one.

She not only TRIPLED her rate, she gets to work with someone in a different part of the world and who will benefit from ALL the skills that she has developed both on her professional, artistic, and personal experience.

I have spent the past few months with her inside the program, guiding her through business strategies and also inner work involving careful self-reflection and intense brainstorming.

When her willingness to experiment and openness to possibility outweighed the perfectionist in her, it just clicked.

She combined all the different elements of her identity to create a coaching offer.

Stepping into a place of courage, and fully detached from the outcome, she pitched her new offer and attracted her first client.

The magic finally happened.

Well, not exactly. It definitely feels magical to get to that point.

What it really is deciding to take action in joining an environment where your strengths and experience will be nurtured and where your entrepreneurial side will evolve into an actual business.

As musicians, we are naturally very entrepreneurial, but in order to turn that into an income-generating venture, there needs to be a deeper structure and support system built in to make things happen.

This is why I’m such a believer in coaching and why I not only have several coaches myself, but also know that being in a coaching program is the most flowing and easeful way to start a business.

Nobody is saying we can’t do things on our own. I like to believe that as creative entities we are able to create anything we want in our lives. But we don’t have to choose to go the long route and experiment a million different ways before finding the right path.

We can choose to do things in a supportive environment and not have to reinvent the wheel every time.

I love seeing my clients grow and step into a place of financial empowerment and creative fulfillment.

I've been telling you about all my client success stories for a while now, and it wouldn't surprise me, if you're like "BUT I WANT THAT FOR ME!" which is why I'm so excited to share about this new opportunity to work with me.

The doors are now open for enrollment into my 2021 Musician's Profit Umbrella™ business coaching program which is set to start on February 1st, 2021.

I have some special early-bird incentives for those who are accepted into the program and enroll before the end of the year.

If you want to know more details, then I encourage you to book a call with me so we can connect and explore what could be possible for you in 2021.

All you have to do is decide to take the first step and click, fill out the application + book your call. If for any reason I believe you're not a fit YET, I'll reach out to you, otherwise… see you on a call next week!

Book your call here!
If you have any questions about the program and would like to know more information before booking your call, feel free to reply to this email and let me know. I'd be happy to answer your questions.

#clientwins

by Fabiana Claure on November 13th, 2020

Today I turn 40 years old! I’m both excited and grateful to be here and to have an opportunity to reflect on my life.

I think I do this on every birthday, but being today a milestone one, I feel especially compelled to take a moment to look back and reflect on what have been the key moments during these past 40 years.

As a result, I’ve put together a life list with some of the most defining moments that helped shape who I am. These moments include both highlights, fun facts, as well as challenges, but overall, they have all had a significant impact on my upbringing and perspectives.

There is no particular order or rank of importance, but rather a compilation of life facts and things that I may not have shared otherwise.

  1. I was born in Evanston, IL and my parents are Bolivian.

  2. During my early years growing up in the US, I spoke both Spanish and English and had a heavy American accent whenever I tried to speak Spanish as a child.

  3. I later moved to Bolivia and Spanish became my main language so I now have a Spanish accent when I speak in English.

  4. I grew up in different parts of the world, living in the US, Argentina, Mozambique, Bolivia, and Cuba.

  5. I learned gymnastics as a child until one day I fell and had a double fracture on my heel and smallest toe, that was the end of my gymnastics training....

  6. I started playing the piano by ear at the age of 5 after listening to my mother’s bedtime lullabies: “The most beautiful girl in the world….is Fabiana...my Fabiana….”

  7. I was a vegetarian for 3 years during my teenage years.

  8. I was relentless at practicing the piano, especially during my teenage years growing up. in Cuba; whenever we had power outages (which happened quite frequently), I sat at the piano with a lantern strapped on top of my head so I wouldn’t have to stop practicing.

  9. I was in a TV commercial as a child for the Bolivian ice cream brand called “Helados Panda.”

  10. Growing up in Cochabamba, I danced in a Bolivian folk group called “Caporales de San Simon” and loved it.

  11. To celebrate my 15th birthday year, my mom organized a trip to Cuba with my best friends from school and I had so much fun.

  12. My parents divorced when I was a child and music became a source of solace and refuge for me.

  13. I grew up in a wonderful music school in Cochabamba, Bolivia called Instituto Eduardo Laredo, and was encouraged to practice as long as I needed to - even when this meant replacing normal school days to be able to practice!

  14. I won several piano competitions in Bolivia and in the US.

  15. I met my husband, William, also a pianist, in Cuba while attending a piano competition and neither one of us was competing.

  16. When we met, I took a picture on that same day (thinking I’d never see him again since I lived in Bolivia at the time), so we have a picture from the day we met back in 1996!

  17. I completed two high school degrees since I finished my Bolivian studies at the Instituto Laredo while also pursuing my Cuban studies at the Escuela Nacional de Arte.

  18. My husband and I have pursued all our music degrees together under full scholarships.

  19. I traveled to Spain in my 20’s and spent about a month there studying piano, meeting new people, and sightseeing, while only sleeping about 4 hours per day -  and it didn’t feel weird!

  20. I once experienced so much pain that I ended up in an ambulance to the ER and almost lost my gallbladder.

  21. I have learned a lot about natural medicine and love all things related to holistic healing.

  22. My all-time favorite color is purple.

  23. I love nature and as a kid, I sometimes thought I’d be a biologist of some sort.

  24. I started my first business, Superior Academy of Music, around my 30th birthday.

  25. I’ve now started my second business, as a business coach for musicians, around my 40th birthday.

  26. I believe in the power of our minds and setting intentions to create our life.

  27.  I created a University music entrepreneurship program and helped musicians develop their careers and launch music businesses, just like I did when I was a doctoral music student.

  28. One of my all-time favorite books is A New Earth by Eckard Tolle.

  29. So far as an adult, I’ve never dressed up for Halloween, except when my husband and I organized a special dress-up day for our music academy students.

  30. As an adult, I was featured on national television (PBS) twice as an entrepreneur with my music school.

  31. When I was about to give birth to my first son, I went through a long and arduous labor process with my midwife and came really close to needing a C-section, but ended up delivering my son the moment the obstetrician walked into my delivery room.

  32. I experienced 3 miscarriages between my first and second sons, and this was incredibly difficult and heartbreaking.

  33. My second child’s delivery was incredibly smooth and completely medication free - a true victory for me, especially after so many struggles before him.

  34. After starting my business and having my first child, I spent several years without practicing piano and this created a deep void in my life.

  35. I’m now deeply committed to finding a way to build my artistry into my business and helping my clients do the same.

  36. I’m very interested in the powerful effects of meditation and do it every day.

  37. I don’t exercise enough and consider this one of my greatest areas of growth (ask my trainer…)

  38. When I listen to the piano and especially when I play it, I feel alive, inspired, and powerful.

  39. One time in the middle of my piano performance as a soloist with a symphony orchestra, my pearl necklace broke and fell on top of my dress half inside and half outside, so I had to finish playing the concerto with half of my necklace hanging over my dress.

  40. One of my all-time favorite songs is “Endless Stars” by Fred Hersch, but in reality, I have too many favorites to count.

It’s been so wonderful to be able to reflect on all these pieces of my life. Through the highs and the lows, I’m grateful for having been able to grow and learn from these experiences. I feel that they have helped me become who I am. I experience gratitude on a daily basis and feel incredibly fortunate to have created everything I have done in my life.

Today I celebrate being alive, being healthy, having my wonderful family and friends, and being able to support and inspire my incredible clients and students.

Thank you for sharing this day with me. By reading this you are also becoming a part of my story. I am sending you a virtual hug and I look forward to being able to share and support you too as you continue to create your life story.

And one more for good luck… 41) This Sunday, Nov. 15th, I am giving my first virtual recital and will be sharing the works and career ventures of three amazing women musicians.