Sofia Livotov, soprano

Joining the 12 weeks BYOM webinar was one of the best decisions I have made this year!Besides learning how to manage my career in a more efficient way, I have gained valuable insights into marketing, self-promotion, and networking. Attending every week’s lectures and inspiring webinars was especially beneficial for maintaining

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Marija Andjic, pianist and teaching artist

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 obscure and the community of amazing musicians brings incredible support and great ideas.

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William Garfield Walker, conductor

A true coaches coach!I had the pleasure of participating in the very first every BOYM course. I can honestly say that I left the course with more confidence in managing my career and plotting a pathway forward. Bernhard Kerres does not give you a fish but instead teaches you how

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Joshua Geddes, conductor

Bernhard’s course has been incredible. The caliber of musicians from around the world speaks volumes. He teaches everything that isn’t taught at university but should… actually managing your career. I cannot recommend it highly enough! www.joshuageddes.com.au

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Heike Matthiesen, classical guitarist

You are never too experienced to learn!No matter how many years you are living as full pro musician…ask yourself some questions:– When did you really rethink your story?– When did you really rewrite all your materials?– When was the last time you really risked to think outside the box?The safe

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Davide Lombritto, trombonist and sackbutist

BYOM can change your life. A professional who provides you with all the tools you need to better understand yourself and communicate it to the world – a community of people like you and ready to support each other every day. These are the perfect ingredients for a course that

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Jui-Lan Huang, pianist

Branding yourself!With the valuable insights and tools, Bernhard’s Be Your Own Manager not only enlightened different aspects of your career which have been neglected, but you also reinvent yourself as a musician. And the most priceless reward – you are warmly supported by an international community with amazing colleagues and

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Fatin Khuri, flutist

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 „newly born“. Every little detail of our career step is covered and adapted to the quick changes of the music business, especially after COVID 19.

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Jasmina Kulaglich, pianist

The great richness of Bernhard Kerres’ coaching is the link between the deep inner gaze in our artistic being and the multidirectional work on our external influence in the musical world. We dive into our souls to continually reconnect with our creativity, and at the same time, we get all

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Adriana Paler, pianist

Bernhard Kerres is THE coach you need to have in order to get your artistic socks together. A fine human connoisseur, he leads the BYOM courses with the perfect dose of humor, warmth, and strictness. He is a wise source of practical insights in the (normally highly secretive) concert management

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Tanja Huppert, pianist

The BYOM course gave me immense insight into how marketing and self-promotion really works. I got a whole suitcase with tools which I can use to speed up my career as a classical musician.In the 1:1 coaching, Bernhard suggested me solutions and gave practical steps to reach them. He is

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Myroslava Khomik, violinist

If you’re an artist who is always striving for improvement and learning new skills, BYOM course is for you. Not only you get an expert guidance from Bernhard Kerres in a really clear and organized manner, but you also discover a diverse community of the most amazing people who may

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Birce Polat, pianist and lecturer

A music university teaches you your instrument and then gives you a test. Life gives you a test and you learn the lessons. Be Your Own Manager Course is the essential career map for a successful musical life!

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Erika Cedeño, violist

The “Be Your own manager” academy gave a broad spectrum of knowledge to develop and manage successfully my career as well as opened me a window to a fantastic international community of great musicians, interested in sharing ideas and supporting each other.

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Natalia Hurst, soprano

Be Your Own Manager academy brought me an opened and real  perspective, essential tools to manage my career successfully and the invaluable experience to learn and share with amazing colleagues all over the world . 1:1 coaching with Bernhard had a strong positive impact on my vision, by focusing on my

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Joseph Ojo, violinist

It’s been said that one gets more in depth knowledge  when you engage in 1:1 coaching. 1:1 coaching with Bernhard gave me more insight into my career and the opportunity to relate on person level and get more knowledge about promoting my craft.

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Monika Kertesz, mezzo-soprano

The combination of Bernhard’s personality and professionalism is a guaranty for the great process. He is not only very well informed and experienced in the classical music field but also a really considerate person who always asks the right questions and gives straightforward feedbacks. These are some of the ways,

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Jo Anne Sukumaran, bassoonist

This online webinar is a follow-up to the book Be Your Own Manager which gives you practical and concrete tools to pursue your musical goals with confidence and mutual support, come learn from the best! www.joannesukumaran.com

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Ariane Roseiro, flutist

In an objective, clear and light way, Be Your Own Manager was fundamental to broaden my view on career management, offering knowledge that every musician should have to promote their own work effectively.

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Rosalyn Aninyei, violin

As Classical musicians, we need individually, to approach our careers with modern-day business-strategies. Bernhard Kerres and Hello Stage are the industry leaders deconstructing the traditional approach of career-building/marketing for the classical musician. You need to “Be Your Own Manager”. www.thevestaorchestra.com

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Andreea Chira, pan flute

Bernhard Kerres is the reason why you start to work for your career, plan your future, and act as a manager behind the stage. Learning how to be independent and how to manage your career through the step-by-step course “Be your own manager” is the most important and powerful knowledge

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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 well-designed ‘must-know’ for every classical musician.www.aleksandrabobrowska.eu

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Hélène Boulègue, flute

Enrolling into the BYOM webinar is the best thing I ever did for my career, period.I can’t even count the number of times I tried to find the motivation and skills to reach out to organizers to pitch myself and stopped before even getting halfway through the process, because I

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