Ani gives talks and workshops around the country at festivals, schools, & universities on topics related to music career development, mindset, and building a successful career as a musician.  

The 21st-century musician entrepreneur:

Tips and tools for building your career in today’s music world 

Ani’s versatile career encompasses all of what it means to be a 21st-century musician. In this workshop, Ani will use her life experience as a performer, teacher, artistic director, contractor, music career consultant, and entrepreneur to teach students valuable music business skills in order to thrive and achieve success in the music world.

Talking points include:

  • Musician as an entrepreneur: how to turn your projects from dream to reality

  • monetize and build a lucrative private teaching/coaching business

  • creating a fulfilling & creatively inspiring career

  • how to turn setbacks into growth & learning

  • marketing and online presence

  • outsourcing

  • building your network, community, & mailing list

  • high-performance habits & productivity hacks

  • tapping into your creative flow 

  • abundance vs. scarcity mindset

  • negotiating artist fees

  • starting your own concert series: fundraising, building a board, writing grants

  • cultivating resourcefulness

  • define your artistic mission and vision

"Thank you for your generosity in spending time with our students in LA!  Your life experiences, keen observations, and deep consideration for the struggles of the 21st-century musician seeped through every comment.  The topics you chose for us covered a great range and you communicated them with a perfect balance of gravitas, energy, and optimism.  I can't wait for the whole department to experience your presentation next semester!"


                    Moni Simeonov,

                   Director of String Studies and Violin Professor at                                     California State University, Long Beach