Angela Beeching’s monumental book Beyond Talent has been hugely influential in the music world, and she’s almost ready to launch her third edition.
As the former director of entrepreneurship and career offices at Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, and Indiana University, Angela has helped countless musicians to understand their potential and options and now works with clients one-on-one and in “power groups” to move forward in their career.
We dig into mindset, limiting beliefs, the challenges of book writing, and much more in this fun and informative conversation. Enjoy!
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