Today on the show we’re joined by a musician, music teacher, entrepreneur, author, online summit host, small business coach, podcaster and band director. Which might sound like we have a crowd of guests assembled, but in fact these are all one person: Elisa Janson-Jones.

Elisa is the host of the Music Ed Mentor podcast, organiser of the International Music Education Summit and author of “The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive”, and through these projects and more she is on a mission to help music teachers discover the non-musical skills that can empower them to succeed. As you’ll discover in this episode though, a lot of what Elisa has to share is just as applicable to the hobbyist or professional musician as it is a music teacher.

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Elisa’s own musical upbringing and how she came to play a huge number of different instruments.
  • The unique challenges of conducting an orchestra or band, and how you can actually learn to hear and follow dozens of different musical parts at once without needing to be born with some magical gift.
  • The 8 aspects of wellness that you should be thinking about if you want to enjoy your musical life to its fullest

… And Elisa also shares how she came to not only take up playing the ukulele recently, but actually build one from scratch herself!

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Musical U interviews musician, music teacher, author, and entrepreneur Elisa Janson-Jones on musical wellness and enjoying your musical life to the fullest.