At the beginning there were many questions – questions from classical musicians around the globe to two people who worked in the classical music world for decades – Bernhard Kerres and Bettina Mehne. Then they decided to write a book with many answers to all the questions they received. A podcast, workshops and courses followed. Today it is the BYOM Academy.

The book, Be Your Own Manager, is currently available in English and in Japanese. You can order it on Amazon, other digital platforms, and on our webpage.

The BYOM Academy offers a variety of career management and entrepreneurship courses for classical musicians. From the 12 week base course, to specialised workshops, individual coaching, group coaching and more.

The Podcast

Bernhard Kerres does a regular podcast on managing your career as a classical musician. It is also called Be Your Own Manager Career Podcast. It is available on all major podcasting platforms.

Listen to the Be Your Own Manager podcast on your favorite podcasting platform:

Fatin Khuri, flute

From the very beginning, I felt at the right place, overwhelmed by the warm and loving atmosphere. BYOM opened my eyes, somehow I feel like

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Marija Andjic, piano

There are not many people who would share their knowledge and vast experience with such honesty as Bernhard Kerres. Absolutely professional, Bernhard leaves no detail

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Aleksandra Bobrowska, piano

I have been astonished by the usefulness of the content, the practicality of presented knowledge as well as the clear guidance for its application – the course is a

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