Ep. 33: Exploring Tech, Business, Creativity and Disruption with Gigi Johnson

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Dr. Gigi Johnson, Inaugural Director of UCLA’s Center for Music Innovation, has taken an unconventional route when it comes to a career in music.  A gifted singer and creative, she has performed and released music all while pursuing a film production degree at USC, an MBA, a PhD in education change/media studies, starting her own business (the Maremel Institute) and having 9 different careers in banking, media, marketing and education, among others. During this episode Gigi walks us through each career decision and trajectory, how each business skill set has contributed to the next as well as overall personal and creative development, and shares insights and well-honed wisdom about technology’s impact on creation, content and beyond.

Ep. 25: Finding What Makes You Unique with Sara Leib

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Sara Leib is a tour de force of talent, as a singer, vocal coach and innovator. She has studied at New England Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music and USC, she has performed on stages worldwide, has served on the faculty at prominent music schools, runs her own teaching studio (Voice Studio LA) and has launched a vocal warm-up app called Voxercise. In this episode, Sara shares her educational and music career trajectory, vocal training tools and techniques, as well as her foray into tech, disruption and innovation with the development of her app Voxercise. She shares her approaches to singing, what it takes to be a vocal coach and educator, and how to maximize your voice as an instrument and the tool that defines you as the unique artist you are meant to be.