New Song! "Tell Me Again"

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

I wrote this song for the Bushwick Book Club's most recent concert featuring songs inspired by Lindy West's book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. (Pictured above, you'll see her sitting right in front of the stage! No pressure!) Lindy West is most definitely one of my modern heroines. She writes these killer articles for the New York Times and always has such important, powerful things to say.

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

Today’s questions are from the Bare Naked Bravery Community. What do you do when you’re in a slump? What your best advice for starting a Patreon Page?

7 Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

7 Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

If you’re reading this, most likely you’ve found yourself at one time or another feeling like a friend, family member, client, or student has stepped on your toes.

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

This week’s #AskEmilyAnn: Carving out time to be creative! (Question sent in from Christina!)

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: LIVING ON A SAILBOAT with Sherrie McCarthy

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: LIVING ON A SAILBOAT with Sherrie McCarthy

This week's #AskEmilyAnn we've got a special guest Sherrie McCarthy and we're talking all about LIVING ON A SAILBOAT!!!

New Song! Tide's Turning (feat. Ben Sollee!)

New Song! Tide's Turning (feat. Ben Sollee!)

Oh you guys... today is a treat! Many of you know that last spring I stole myself away to go live with my Atlanta family and care for my grandpa (aka Poppop.) One of the really beautiful parts of being near this side of the family was that I got to hear all these stories that I hadn't heard before. I mean, I had heard the stories, but hadn't heard them with such detail!

How To Get Paid For Every Minute

How To Get Paid For Every Minute

Why My Craving for Stress-Free Living Fuels My Almost-Insane Productivity. I’m a productivity junkie. I really get a kick out of knowing that I’m not wasting time. I do this almost to a fault...

How to Stop Putting Out Fires: Time Blocking 101

How to Stop Putting Out Fires: Time Blocking 101

Going from Crisis to Calm with Your Calendar. So there you are: It’s the end of your week, the end of your day and for the life of you, you canNOT remember what you actually accomplished and worse IF you actually accomplished anything at all. 

How to Gracefully Turn Away a Mismatched Client

How to Gracefully Turn Away a Mismatched Client

There will come a time in any small business owner’s career when they find themselves in one (or probably both) of the following situations...

FB Livestream: Every day I fall in love

FB Livestream: Every day I fall in love

Songwriting, authoring, teaching, mentoring: these are the things I have to offer. I know I could do almost anything else, but the pull of song and story is much stronger than my resistance to it. So I happily fall in love. Every day I fall in love.

8 Outstanding Ways to Use Playlists with Your Business

8 Outstanding Ways to Use Playlists with Your Business

Whether we’re talking about SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube — audio or visual — playlists are my secret weapon in my business. I use them ALL the time. Here are my top methods grouped into three of my favorite main usages: Ambience, Education, and Collaboration. Maybe you’ll get a few stellar ideas from this list too!

So, What Do YOU Do? Why Your “About Me” Is Never About You

So, What Do YOU Do? Why Your “About Me” Is Never About You

Our answers and stellar discussion in this little online hangout reminded me about the importance of your “About Me”. Sometimes, this comes in the form of a page on your website or an introduction at a networking conference. It also comes in the form of answering the following question when you’re at a dinner party when someone inevitably asks…

How to Nurture a Love For Daily Practice

How to Nurture a Love For Daily Practice

After teaching music lessons to both adults and kids for more than a decade, I know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work to perfect your students’ practice regime.

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help.

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help.

Stage fright, you guys. When it’s bad, it’s really bad. After years of performing on various stages, under different levels of pressure and standards of perfection, in front of a range of audience numbers, and filled with various types of people, I know this...