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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Apr 8, 2022

I'm so happy to bring you someone phenomenal and highly inspiring on the podcast this week: I'm speaking with oboe player, teacher, entrepreneur, coach, and author Jennet Ingle.

We had a great time covering of variety of topics in our conversation, including what shaped her career and got her where she is today, what it looks like to be a multi passionate performer entrepreneur, how to start taking agency in your career, her fantastic book, The Happiest Musician, and so much more!

I know you're going to walk away with so many ideas and find yourself really inspired by Jennet’s wisdom!

Jennet elaborated on:

  • How she got started (04:09) and what lead her to a portfolio career she loves (06:18)
  • The various hats she wears in her career (08:00)
  • How she transformed her teaching career and created a new impactful way to reach oboists (13:44)
  • Her awesome new book, The Happiest Musician (22:05)
  • Her thoughts on the Tall Poppy Syndrome (33:57)
  • The habit that contributed to her success, the skill she thinks young musician should acquire, what balance looks like for her, and her actionable tip for the listeners (38:44) 





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A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who works really hard to make this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you.

Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme.  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.

Thank you to pianist-singer-song-writer Louise Kelly for the introduction!  You can find out more about Kelly and her creative work by visiting



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