Strategic career coaching for musicians

I highly recommend Katie as a coach for any artists, who would like to be more aware, more grounded, more successful and financially sustainable in today’s world.Maja Bumberák

About our strategic career coaching programme

As a musician, you are a business owner. A director. A CEO. Of… you!

I understand how personal music-making is, and how it is more than a career, it is a calling. So, we find it really hard as musicians to see our careers as the businesses they are.

There are so many things that stop us making the best we can of our musical careers. I hear, time and time again…

“There’s no money in music”

“I hate promoting myself”

“I don’t know where to start”

“Everyone else seems more well-connected than me”

As a musicians’ agent and classical music promoter and project manager, I can tell you that these are mindset blocks and are not rooted in truth. There are solutions that can help your career soar. Yes, even now.

Our 8-week strategic career coaching programme starts from 10 January 2022 and includes the following:

1 – 4 x 1 hour coaching sessions with Katie (fortnightly for 8 weeks) – value: £800

2 – Support on demand via Voxer (a chat app for business) – value: £400

3 – A strategic business plan for your music career – value: £347

4 – My specialist ‘Business Suite’ for musicians – value: £1,500. This includes advice and resources on…

  • How to ensure you make a profit
  • How to promote yourself (as seen in my online course ‘Become Your Own Agent’)
  • Building, maintaining and getting the best from your personal network
  • Fundraising strategically
  • Online promotion and content strategy, including social media
  • Personal branding, and finding your place in the busy marketplace
  • Press and PR
  • The nuts and bolts – managing your accounts, invoicing and contracts
  • Mindset – money mindset, imposter syndrome, and those other tricky messages we get sent that we have to overcome

Total course value: £3,047

Total cost to you: £1,200

*Two places available at 25% off buy now for £900*


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I know that an investment like this is a big step. You are worth the investment!

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a recommendation

“When I started the coaching process with Katie Beardsworth, I needed help structuring my time, finding priorities, thinking about my branding, promoting myself, making a business plan and making my work financially sustainable.

What I love about working with Katie is that she understands issues artists struggle with.

She led me to ask myself, what are my target groups, what are their needs, what are they seeking, and how can I connect my gifts to their needs and wants?

Katie is a very reliable force – her questions are forward-thinking, thought-provoking, and inspire new ideas, letting me gain new perspectives. I learnt something new at every session.

I highly recommend her as a coach for any artists, who would like to be more aware, more grounded, more successful and financially sustainable in today’s world.

Maja Bumberák, spoken word artist


Katie Beardsworth, Director and Founder of Polyphony Arts

I’m Katie Beardsworth, a classical music agent, artistic director and project manager with over a decade of experience in working in the arts.

I work as an agent for a wide range of artists and projects, and I also work in artistic planning, giving me experience on both sides of the industry. I also run online courses and professional training for musicians.

I am offering this coaching programme because I believe that the best careers are forged by those who are able to manage their own careers and overcome their own barriers to achieving their goals. My coaching practice is about listening, and using my own experience of the music industry and of running a freelance business to empower you to achieve your ideal career.

This programme is ideal for you whether you are an established professional musician, or just embarking on your career.

8 weeks of bespoke coaching: £1200