Rebecca Harrold

@Harroldrebecca

https://www.rebeccaharroldmusic.com

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EP 196: Rebecca Harrold (autogenerated)

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] You booked it. Episode 196. Okay, let’s get this started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Rebecca. Harold, are you ready for this Rebecca? 

[00:00:16] Rebecca Harrold: [00:00:16] Yes, I am Dane 

[00:00:20] Dane Reis: [00:00:20] right. Rebecca is a freelance pianist vocalist, and a principle pianist for the Boston ballet. Presently. She is based in Arkansas working remotely with Boston ballet as well as Berkeley college of music.

[00:00:32] And. Boston conservatory as a vocalist use appeared with the Colorado symphony orchestra, chorus and toured Europe with the CSO as a pianist, she has extensive experience as a ballet accompanist, which has offered her experience with Bolshoi ballet, Brooklyn ballet, Jose Mateo, South shore ballet, Boston conservatory, Dean college dance department, 

[00:00:55] national ballet Academy of Denver and Colorado ballet to name a few. She has also had the honor of playing principal piano in the orchestra pit with Stephen Schwartz, for his Ernie award winning production of the Baker’s wife, Rebecca, that is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, fill in the gaps and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:01:24] Rebecca Harrold: [00:01:24] Wow. Okay. Well, there’s quite a few gaps. I feel like I am. Um, you know, I’m I just moved to Arkansas. Because a lot of the work that I was doing in Boston got affected by the COVID pandemic. And I, you know, I must say I’m very grateful to be able to be working as a musician and continue to do that throughout this state of a lockdown and the state of somewhat, you know, It is an emergency situation when all, all your work is closing down.

[00:01:57] So I made the decision to move to Arkansas for a number of reasons, but , um, long story short, while I have been here, I’ve been getting involved in a lot of different things. I just felt like it was a time for me to. Open up a new chapter and whether or not that meant doing music full time, I’m just waiting to see.

[00:02:20] And as you stated, I am remotely on staff at all of those institutes in Boston. So I’ve worked remotely when needed at Boston ballet , um, Boston conservatory and Berkeley. Uh, so that being said, I’ve had a lot of anticipation about when I’m going to get that call. You know, when I, when I’m, You know, when I, when I’m, when I’m going to get that call to be needed, to play remotely , um, you know, cause many of my colleagues have stayed back in Boston and they’re still working at Boston ballet.

[00:02:51]And , um, you know, this has just given me more time to really dig deep on what it is I really want to do. And part of the passion that’s grown out of this lockdown and seeing my colleagues and fellow artists. Feel very stymied and stuck. The passion that’s grown inside of me is just to really advocate for artists to mobilize and start working where they can and when they can and to what degree they’re comfortable doing.

[00:03:21]You know, 

[00:03:21] Dane Reis: [00:03:21] for 

[00:03:22] Rebecca Harrold: [00:03:22] You know, You know, 

[00:03:23] cause I’m not, I’m not here to , uh, twist anyone’s arm. Um, and if they’re not comfortable getting out and performing yet , I, I am totally , uh, compassionate toward that. Um, I’ve just seen a lot of people, you know, my, my, uh, my neighbors and my friends who are musicians growing very weary and very concerned about not being able to perform live.

[00:03:43] And so that’s really impressed my heart. To want to do the research, to find out where folks can start playing live and , um, supporting venues to raise awareness, how to get venues to apply for certain grants or whatever may be out there from the government to help them to open up because as freelance.

[00:04:05] Musicians, we can’t just waltz in anywhere and start playing. You know what I’m saying? It’s like, we need the venues. It’s very much a collaborative situation. So that’s why I’ve been focusing a lot of my attention. And it’s just really doing the research on what’s available to us to safely go forward and continue doing what it is,

[00:04:28]you 

[00:04:28] Dane Reis: [00:04:28] yeah, for sure. Yeah. This pandemic has certainly thrown all of us for a bit of a loop, but there’s also those silver linings that we are able to have this virtual existence as well. It’s never quite the same or never quite as good as. Performing live with an audience in a theater or in a really great venue, but it still gives us the opportunity to perform and share our art and, and impact and influence other people.

[00:04:53] So I think it’s, it’s good that we’re embracing this technology and it’s really a blessing as well that we have that available to 

[00:04:59] us. 

[00:05:00] Rebecca Harrold: [00:05:00] I

[00:05:00] agree.

[00:05:02] Dane Reis: [00:05:02] Yeah. Yeah. Well, Well, let’s move on to this first section here and Rebecca, look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone?

[00:05:13]Rebecca Harrold: [00:05:13] My favorite quote is I can do anything through him who gives me

[00:05:16] strength. Hmm.

[00:05:18] Dane Reis: [00:05:18] Hmm.

[00:05:18] Rebecca Harrold: [00:05:18] Hmm. 

[00:05:18] Dane Reis: [00:05:18] Hmm. And can 

[00:05:19] Rebecca Harrold: [00:05:19] that’s from Philippian. Yeah. Um, cause many days I wake up and I’m weary, you know, I, my worldview is very biblical. I’m a Christian and I studied the Bible quite extensively. I’m not a scholar, but I read it a lot and I studied it a lot.

[00:05:34] And the one thing that I found interesting was in all these Epic battles, like in the old Testament, The musicians were always sent out first. And it got me thinking like, what what’s that all about? God, you know, why, why are the musicians always the first ones out? And , um, I thought either it’s a, he thinks musicians are expendable.

[00:05:54] Just throw them out first, you know, or B, which is where I’ve landed. Musicians have the power to change the hearts. And that is where I’ve rested my whole existence of being a freelance musician and being a person who I, I struggle a little bit with depression and anxiety. So there are days when I wake up and I feel like, Ugh, I’m weary.

[00:06:19] I don’t have the strength. I don’t have the strength to go into this battle because it is a battle. There are battles. I’m going to be real, real honest. There are battles. It’s an internal struggle to want to wake up and sing, to want to wake up and play music for everybody else’s inspiration when I’m feeling down as down as I can be.

[00:06:39], it’s hard. down as It’s hard, but then I shift my mindset and I realized this isn’t about me. And, and there’s a spiritual side to music that really allows me to have that strength. And then I can do anything. I can do anything if the, if the focus is not on me and my weaknesses and how , uh, weary I can become.

[00:07:03]So. 

[00:07:03] Dane Reis: [00:07:03] Yeah, I really liked 

[00:07:05] Rebecca Harrold: [00:07:05] Thanks. It gets me through 

[00:07:07] a lot of tough times. I’ll tell ya. 

[00:07:09]Dane Reis: [00:07:09] yeah. And have you read the book, the war of art? 

[00:07:13]It’s a fairly short book. If you read it, you should pick it up. It’s really good. It’s about , well, he’s an author and he’s talking about being an artist and he really talks about, you know, to be creative  it’s, it’s going into this battle, this war that you have with creativity with yourself every single day, and to do the work , uh, That’s about as much as I’m going to give right now, but I think you’d really enjoy that book.

[00:07:37] Pick it up. And that’s a fairly short book, so it’s really good 

[00:07:39] though. 

[00:07:40] Rebecca Harrold: [00:07:40] Cool. 

[00:07:40] Dane Reis: [00:07:40] it out. War of art. Yeah.

[00:07:42] Rebecca Harrold: [00:07:42] I’ll remember it because I’ve

[00:07:44] read the art of war,

[00:07:46] Dane Reis: [00:07:46] Exactly right. Yeah. Just flip it around. 

[00:07:48] Perfect. Well, let’s get into this next section here. And Rebecca, of course you are an entertainment professional. I’m an entertainment professional. And I think that you would agree that this industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest and personally emotional industries.

[00:08:05] In existence and you know, you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while yes, there is an outrageous amount of fun and excitement that we have doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures.

[00:08:25] We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:08:37]Rebecca Harrold: [00:08:37] Well, there was a time when I was working. Probably I say eight days a week to quote a Beatles tune. I was working eight days a week. I was doing shows , um, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and sometimes two on Sunday. And I was running a daycare cause I was a single mom and I thought it would be really good for me to have my daughter at home with me.

[00:09:00] And I could, you know, bring in a couple children and have a little daycare at my home, like a little playgroup with my daughter and , um, Needless to say while I was carrying on that pace. Um, I, I ended up having ha ha needing to have vocal surgery because it was, I just, I was really not taking the greatest care of myself.

[00:09:21] I thought I was, but I really wasn’t. And my vocal chords got really tired and I developed a polyp. And one of my courts. So, um, I went to the rockstar of Boston who did surgery on many, many, many people. Um, and I was nervous. I was crazy scared that I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t be able to sing or even talk, you know?

[00:09:41] Um, and the thing about it was it really taught me humility because I. Couldn’t talk for, for two weeks. Not because not because of anything that went wrong, but because that was the doctor’s orders, you had to rest your voice. You have to rest your voice. No talking none. So I realized like how impatient.

[00:10:05] We are because people would ask me questions and I would write my little answer down on my little chalkboard. And by the time I wrote the answer down, they’re like, what are you even talking about? They didn’t even pay attention to what they asked me, you know? you know? it was just such a wonderful time for me to learn like how humans really are in social interactions, you know?

[00:10:28] Um, I love humans and, but they’re , we’re, we’re very curious creatures sometimes. And I think, you know, this happened for a great reason because I learned how to really. Listen to my voice and listen to my body coming out of surgery and going through that two week period where I couldn’t talk, couldn’t sing.

[00:10:46] Everything kind of came to a crashing call like I’m here now in Arkansas. Things have come to a crashing halt and it’s time for introspection it’s time. It was a time of deep introspection and to use my voice as a way to , um,Spiritually grow and be aware of how to express myself fully. And not overextend myself to the point where I would, you know, injure myself, if that makes sense.

[00:11:13] Cause I was young and I was very excited to be working as much as I was. Um, and it scared me, but it, it, it put me. It like slowed me down and then have like your parents say simmer down. Now it’s time to sit down and simmer down now. And I felt like that was God’s hand on me saying simmer down now, girl, you know?

[00:11:33]And when we’re young, here’s another quote it, what is it? Some , uh, talent is wasted on the bloom of youth. Or something like that. I feel, I always feel like I was, I was, I was the reason that quote was created because I just felt like I was always running around, you know, trying to do so much to prove myself and I didn’t need to do that.

[00:11:56] So it was a great time of introspection and learning how to let my instrument help me to become more tender toward

[00:12:04] myself. And other 

[00:12:05] and you know, and other people

[00:12:07] you know, and other people around me, you know, Um, yeah, so that was good. It, it, it, it, it ended up being a really good thing for me. I was nervous and I’ve heard, you know, I work with dancers and they’re one of the, in my opinion, those artists are the hardest working artists on the planet.

[00:12:24]Um, dancers, classically trained, or even just, you know, broad, not just, but Broadway dancers. It takes so much determination and so much dedication and discipline. But one of the things that I remember they would talk a lot about in class was how to get over injuries psychologically. Um, and I could totally relate to that because.

[00:12:44] After I had my surgery, I was almost afraid to sing. I was afraid to give it my all, because I thought I would damage it again. You know, and , um, I went back to the doctor a couple of times. He must’ve thought I was just a sheer panic because I was just like, Oh my gosh, I think I did something to my voice.

[00:13:02] And he’d be like, you’re fine. You’re fine. Don’t worry about it. You know, he listened to me and do the little scopey things and he’s like, you’re fine. You just need to sing, just go back to singing, you know? And I. I just, I know that it’s more of a psychological thing, so anyhow, that’s it helps me to learn how to be patient.

[00:13:24] Learn how to be gentle with myself and to just go for it. I mean, it, it’s the worst. What I hear from these dancers is it’s worse for them. If they don’t fully execute the moves, just because of an injury and they’re scared of getting hurt again. And I can relate that to my voice. It’s like, if I have saying it’s worse, you have to fully do it.

[00:13:46] Just have

[00:13:47] to fully do it 

[00:13:48]Dane Reis: [00:13:48] Yeah, a hundred percent. let’s move on to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be in the entertainment industry for a living, or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing in the industry. Tell us about that.

[00:14:12]Rebecca Harrold: [00:14:12] Well, those are hard moments, you know, the Eureka , well, I mean, I’ve been playing pretty much all my life and I started professionally when I was about 11 at the church and sitting and I’m playing, but that moment where. I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as an entertainer. That’s not what I would call myself coming out the gate, but I realized that it is entertaining for folks.

[00:14:36] So on a certain level, I am an entertainer and there was a mall it’s going to be, I think it’s kind of funny. I love hecklers. And I realized I really liked like having that banter with people when they start getting rowdy. And, you know, there’s that, there’s that real time interaction with people when you’re just sitting down and doing your craft.

[00:14:59]Like, I play original music and I known I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was age 10. I started writing. I knew this is what I wanted to do in the music industry. How, and. All the nuts and bolts of it. I didn’t even care about, I just wanted to write that’s all I wanted to do. So that part of it, I knew when I was 10, but the being entertainer that didn’t happen until much later because I really didn’t embrace that necessarily.

[00:15:27] I was a more serious, you know what I mean? It’s like, I’m a serious performer, this whole, this whole entertainment thing. Didn’t really rock my world until later when I realized, wait a minute. I’m up here, I’m doing my craft and these people are being rowdy, sometimes being rude. I’m going to talk back to them and I’m just going to have some fun with them.

[00:15:47] And I’ve worked with some really great entertainers over the years, and I’ve, I’ve learned, I’ve learned that that is that. That can be a real joy. I mean, I know it sounds really weird, but hecklers, I liked my hecklers and that’s why I miss live performance because there’s that element of complete

[00:16:04] improvisation. And that’s when 

[00:16:07] Dane Reis: [00:16:07] I really liked 

[00:16:08] that. 

[00:16:09] Rebecca Harrold: [00:16:09] that’s what I thrive on. I love improvisation when I took acting classes, whenever they said, you know, you have to read a script and do the cold script and this and that. I hated it. But as soon as I said improv, I was on fire. I was like, yes, cause this is, this is, this is real life.

[00:16:25]You know, this is where I can bring everything that’s inside of me to the, to the, to the mat. Well, when it’s scripted, when it’s scripted, I always felt like I had to shave certain parts of me away. So you know, that whole aspect of that give and take with the audience. I liked that. And that’s when I, I that’s, when I feel like I realized, you know, .

[00:16:45] I’m going to do this. I’m just going to do it and I’m going to continue to grow because it wasn’t always my strong point. Like I said, I was much more of a serious classically trained I’m up here playing, you know, pay attention and people know

[00:17:01]Dane Reis: [00:17:01] Yeah. Well, let’s piggyback on that real quick. And let’s talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day. What was going on in your life? And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite book? That moment?

[00:17:16] Rebecca Harrold: [00:17:16] Oh, there is a few and this was, this is hard to narrow down, but I, I always see the hand of God. I try to look for the hand of God and everything because , um, you know, I can make all the plans I want. And the thing that I see, that’s most amazing with my music and with my going to auditions and, and meeting folks is how.

[00:17:38]At that synchronicity aligns. And I’ll tell you this story. I was, I was working daycare. I had, my, my daughter was in daycare and I have a little, a little student. His name was Samuel and he was taking piano lessons, not from me, but he was taking from someone else. And his mom invited me to come to the piano recital that they were putting on at her house.

[00:17:59]Um, because she knew I played, I always played in, sang at the daycare with the kids. That was our big circle time and it was fun. And so she invited me to come to the recital. Um, so I, I came to their house and I listened to the recital. And then the, the music teacher, the piano teacher got up. Her name is .

[00:18:15] Africa lamb Hayes, granddaughter of the famous Roland Hayes, which I didn’t know at the time. So she looks at me and she says, she’s a legend. She looks at me and she says, so Samuel tells me that you play the piano. Dear. Go ahead. Right in the middle of this, right in the middle of this piano recital at a very, very beautiful house mansion, extremely gorgeous house in Newton, Massachusetts.

[00:18:41] So I went up and I did, I did a couple songs I sang and she said, wow. She said, I’m going to take you down to Boston ballet. And I’m going to introduce you to the director there. And I said, really? She’s like, yeah, I think you’d be fantastic. And this is just the way Africa is. That was her job. At Boston ballet little did I know, you know, so I go down to Boston ballet and lo and behold, I walked through the music directors.

[00:19:05] Office door. And there’s one of my good friends from the church where we belong. And he was the principal dancer. He was one of the principals soloists at Boston ballet. He looked at me and he goes, yeah, he goes, he goes to Jonathan McBee, who was the music director at the time. He said, Rebecca is here for an audition.

[00:19:22] You don’t need to hear her play. I can tell

[00:19:24] you she. 

[00:19:26] Dane Reis: [00:19:26] Yeah,

[00:19:27] Rebecca Harrold: [00:19:27] And I was like, Oh my gosh. So Jonathan, they hired me right on the spot. I was like, you can’t. I couldn’t have, I did not have anything to do with that. And that’s the kind of story that I love is like, I was ready and I got up and I did, you know, like when she asked me to play, I played, even though I, I, you know, I wasn’t expecting it.

[00:19:46] It was really off the cost. Um, but I think preparation, a good friend at the Boston Valley always said preparation meets , um, Opportunity. And that’s what luck is, you know what I mean? Like if you’re prepared and then opportunity just arises, you’ll have the best of luck and it, and it was such a, it just blew my mind when I walked in and here’s the principal soloist and I’m like buddies with him.

[00:20:09] I knew he danced, but I wasn’t expecting to see him like right there at the time that I was going to audition, you know? So, yeah, so that’s my, you

[00:20:16] know, you booked it, baby. You booked 

[00:20:18] Dane Reis: [00:20:18] that’s such a good 

[00:20:20] Rebecca Harrold: [00:20:20] Oh my goodness. And I have so many, I have to tell you, then I’ve got a lot of those kinds of stories and I love it because that’s not, it’s not me in control.

[00:20:29] I feel like God puts these people in these circumstances in my life and, you know, allows me to take the chance to either do it or not.

[00:20:36]You know, 

[00:20:36] Dane Reis: [00:20:36] There we go.

[00:20:39] Well, Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And we’re still admits this global pandemic. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:20:54]Rebecca Harrold: [00:20:54] okay. Well, Well,  I’m working on finishing my sophomore CD, which is entitled the tree of life. And it has been , uh, you know, Uh, quite a big project , um, just in getting it done, life circumstances and whatnot. And, and then the pandemic and whatnot have skirted me around the completion date and the, and the releasing date.

[00:21:15] It’s always about the releasing, you know, um, when are you going to let this baby go? So, um, I’m working toward that and I am excited. Um,  , uh, it’s been a long road. And, and, and just figuring out how to promote it and do the singles because CDs are really kind of the way of the Dodo. If anybody remembers what a Dodo is, they’re kind of the way of the dodos.

[00:21:33] So I’ve got to wrap my mind around how to promote it and do all that, but I’m trying to stay on the upbeat side of that and not get too overwhelmed. So I’m excited about it. It’s got a lot of cool music. I did. It’s eclectic. I did some classical stuff and I did a little bit of jazz Allah to Korea. And I did , um, original gospel ish type of music.

[00:21:59] So I’m going to promote it in like segments. That’s the best way I can think about it. So I’m excited to figure out how to do that. Like little segments, groupings of classical music, groupings of jazz and groupings of my original vocal pieces. Um, and. Uh, as I said , I’ve, I’ve sort of become a Vanguard for live musicians going forward with this pandemic because I , um, started collecting stories that artists were going through, you know, individual , uh, trials and tribulations from this pandemic shutdown and what they were doing to stay.

[00:22:33] Active as live performers and how they were trying to keep their chops up and, you know, um, doing various projects and collaborating with people online. And I thought this is awesome. You know, the artist’s spirit is just so filled with life and it’s such a beautiful thing. And I really love my fellow artists and I, I have a passion to, to keep people working.

[00:22:56] And as I stated earlier, I’m going to really , um, coalesce and codify my information so that I know who to talk to. And I’m new in Arkansas. So I’m getting to know some of the venues out here who are willing to have live music. And I perform at my church just about every week. We have live performance here.

[00:23:16]I don’t like to say performance, but worship, you know, and it’s , uh, it’s good music. It’s solid music. I’ve got a lot of it keeps me, keeps me busy and , um, that’s what I really want to do going forward. I just want to make sure that. I know the one thing that’s going to change obviously is we’re not going to be cramming the houses.

[00:23:35] That’s not going to be the name of the game going forward. It’s not going to be standing room only in these venues. It’s going to be much more spaced out. Maybe ticket prices will go up. I know they will because sports stuff has already gone up a lot because they can only see half capacity. You know, you know what I mean?

[00:23:53]So I think going forward it’s, I mean, the Boston ballet, hasn’t had two seasons , um, since the pandemic they’ve had two seasons just wiped up the board and what , um, that artistic director is doing there is making really, almost , uh, like a full length movies with ballet. So he’s really kind of embraced that idea that that’s a good way to keep.

[00:24:16] Ballet and the art of ballet going forward and keeping it relevant, not just streaming through endlessly on Facebook and whatnot, but making very quality movies with ballet, you know, around story ballets and turning it into a really good movie. So he’s been very creative and , um, With music. I, like I said, I’m , uh, I’m going to stick with this.

[00:24:41] I really, I went to Florida and I did my investigative hat. I had my investigative hat on and just went to a bunch of different clubs and talked to musicians because Florida Florida’s open and they’ve been playing every night. Almost every restaurant has live musicians. So it was very encouraged. And I feel like I just want to be that, you know, that Vanguard, that.

[00:25:02] Person who can bring good news to other artists to say, you know, it can be done. And we’ve got to work with the venues and work with the halls that are going to be willing to open up and maybe see half capacity and then sell tickets online and have it be streamed and do the hybrid. You know, that’s what a lot of people are doing.

[00:25:22] And I think that is a good way to , uh, you know, pick up some of the Slack, fill in the gaps where those seats aren’t

[00:25:27] filled, 

[00:25:29] Dane Reis: [00:25:29] yep. For sure. Well, Well, It is time to move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease 

[00:25:38] lightening 

[00:25:38] Rebecca Harrold: [00:25:38] Ooh, grease

[00:25:39] Dane Reis: [00:25:39] Uh, yeah. Uh, I am going to ask you a hand full of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another art. You ready? 

[00:25:50]Rebecca Harrold: [00:25:50] I think so. I think I’m ready. 

[00:25:52] Dane Reis: [00:25:52] right.

[00:25:53] First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career in the entertainment industry?  Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:26:04]Rebecca Harrold: [00:26:04] Learn how to

[00:26:05] say no. 

[00:26:07]Dane Reis: [00:26:07] Yes. Third question. What is something that is working for you right now, or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:26:17]Rebecca Harrold: [00:26:17] Learning how to say no, and just taking really good

[00:26:20] care of myself. 

[00:26:21]Dane Reis: [00:26:21] yes. Fourth question. What is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, maybe a YouTube video podcast, or piece of technology that is helping your career right now?

[00:26:32] Rebecca Harrold: [00:26:32] I do a daily pause with an author named John Eldridge. Actually I do two daily pauses. So it’s a meditation series.

[00:26:43]Dane Reis: [00:26:43] great. Fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:26:57] Rebecca Harrold: [00:26:57] Oh, I definitely do some things differently. Um, learn more organizational skills and business skills. That’s one of the weakest things about my artistic career. And , uh, take those, take those computer courses that would definitely do that differently and, and follow up because I’m a good networker. I meet a lot of people, but a

[00:27:19] follow up is key. 

[00:27:21]Dane Reis: [00:27:21] Yeah, for sure. It’s all about relationships. Isn’t it? This industry is all about relationships. 

[00:27:26] Rebecca Harrold: [00:27:26] Yup. Absolutely. 

[00:27:28] Dane Reis: [00:27:28] And, And, the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with our listeners.

[00:27:38] Rebecca Harrold: [00:27:38] Always be humble and

[00:27:40] kind. 

[00:27:41]Dane Reis: [00:27:41] So good, so simple. And to wrap up this interview, Rebecca, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:27:55]Rebecca Harrold: [00:27:55] Well, I, I have a CD out called the river of life and I would invite all the listeners to come on into my website, www dot Rebecca, Harold music.com. And you can either download singles or buy the whole CD. I’m also on Pandora and iTunes and Spotify, all the usual fare, all the platforms where you can, uh, Consume your music.

[00:28:21] So that’s the river of life. And my second CD, as I said, we’ll be coming out in sequences and it’s called the tree of life. So, and then my I’m gonna embark on a new CD just called life. And that one will be, I’ll start that. Soon, but before life runs out. So please, you know, definitely come and visit, visit my website or come on Facebook.

[00:28:45] I do have a professional page on Facebook and I’m going to start talking more about my live music playground so I can get people involved in , um, going forward and mobilizing live musicians and keeping that

[00:28:59] happening.

[00:29:00] Dane Reis: [00:29:00] that happening. Aw, so good. And for everyone listening out there, I have put the links to everything. Rebecca just said into the description of this episode. So you can easily connect with her and all of her work. And also be sure to share this podcast with your fellow entertainers, coaches, teachers, arts, and entertainment educators, and anyone, you know, you know, aspiring to create a career in this entertainment industry.

[00:29:28] You booked. It is the number one resource of expertise on how to actually create a successful entertainment career. It is integral to helping them succeed and helping you create a better, more fulfilling career in this amazing industry. If you enjoy this episode, hit that subscribe button. So we don’t miss the next guest.

[00:29:46] Rebecca, thank you so much for being here today. It’s been so wonderful having a chat 

[00:29:51] with 

[00:29:51]Rebecca Harrold: [00:29:51] Well, thank you, Dane I’m so glad that we’ve gotten the chance to

[00:29:54] talk. 

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