Podcast for Musicians, Actors, Dancers2021-02-21T23:27:13+00:00

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast

Creative PR Coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving musicians, actors, dancers, and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts.  Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.

Guests have included musicians Akon, Bif Naked, Sass Jordan, Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Marc Jordan, live music producer Tom Jackson, music producers Timbaland and Joe Solo, actor/musician Michael Des Barres, actor Glenn Scarpelli, Meisner acting coach Adrian Griffin,  Tap Dancer Travis Knights, Dancer/Choreographer Kevin Ormsby, Broadway & Symphony star Capathia Jenkins, and Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford.

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Nashville’s Best Vocal Coach & BMI Million-Air Awarded Songwriter Judy Rodman

By |April 1st, 2021|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Judy Rodman has over 50 years of success in the music industry. She has sung on decades of hit records and jingles as a session singer. She was named 'Vocal Coach In Residence' by the Voice Council Magazine, won ACM New Female Vocalist, BMI's Million-air award for 'One Way Ticket' [...]

Bree Noble on 5 Stages of Music Career Success

By |March 18th, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, Bree Noble founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. She hosts the Profitable Musician Show Podcast where she teaches musicians how to tap into multiple streams of income. Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician, [...]

Patrick Oliver Jones: Musical Theatre Actor, Singer & Why I’ll Never Make It Host

By |March 11th, 2021|Actors, Podcast|

Actor and Singer Patrick Oliver Jones is best known for the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA. He is the host and executive producer of Why I’ll Never Make It, a weekly theater podcast focusing on the [...]

Web Design & Building Community with Katherine Forbes of Music Biz Besties & Designing The Row

By |February 25th, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

Katherine Forbes is the founder of the website and brand design company, Designing the Row and the creator of Music Biz Besties, a community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from around the world. During our chat, you will learn what makes a good website, the common mistakes [...]

Music PR & Marketing Q&A Screen x Screen by Indie Week Edition

By |February 18th, 2021|Coaching, Industry, Podcast|

PR & Marketing Q&A session hosted during the Screen x Screen music and tech virtual conference presented by Indie Week. We talk all about Instagram, Facebook, Clubhouse, when is it time to hire a publicist, how to connect with your ideal audience, how I got into this crazy business, how [...]

Social Media & Spotify Tips for Bands with Monica Strut

By |February 4th, 2021|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Monica Strut is an Australian musician and career coach for bands. After working for years as a music journalist and digital marketer (and seeing too many of her talented peers give up on music early on in their careers), she started her coaching business to help emerging bands get the exposure [...]

Moniqua Plante on How Health Shapes Actors, Musicians & Creatives Career Future

By |January 21st, 2021|Actors, Coaching, Podcast|

Moniqua Plante is an actor most known for her guest-starring season-long arc on ABC's Nashville, and recurring guest-starring roles on shows like Drop Dead Diva, Banshee, and Southland. She is also a Certified Health + Confidence Coach for Actors and Creatives, and she truly believes that our health and wellness [...]

From Stage Fright To Stage Presence with Elisa Di Napoli

By |January 7th, 2021|Actors, Coaching, Musicians, Podcast|

Do you suffer from performance anxiety? My guest on the Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! podcast this week Elisa Di Napoli is the author of Dare To Be Seen, From Stage Fright To Stage Presence. The Dare To Be Seen book, course, and podcast help artists command the stage, magnify their [...]

Casting Director & Acting Coach Mel Mack on Self-Tapes That Don’t Suck

By |December 17th, 2020|Actors, Industry, Podcast|

Mel Mack, Casting Director and Founder of Mel Mack Acting Studio in New York City has a free resource for you called Self-Tapes That Don't Suck. In this episode, Mel answers the questions about what casting directors look for in self-tape auditions, and what Yul Brynner has to do with [...]

Ashley Tabatabai on Actors Creating Their Own Work + Tips from Casting Directors

By |December 10th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Today’s guest is actor, filmmaker, and podcast host Ashley Tabatabai. After growing up in Spain and then attending University in the UK, his focus gravitated towards an acting career. As I’m sure many of you actors can relate, an actor’s life consists of numerous auditions and rejections. Ash wasn’t going [...]

Social Media, PR, Marketing for Musicians & Actors Q&A with Diane Foy

By |December 3rd, 2020|Coaching, Industry, Podcast|

PR & Marketing Coach and Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! host Diane Foy answers your questions on social media, publicity, and marketing for musicians and actors. Social Media, PR, Marketing for Musicians & Actors Q&A TRANSCRIPT: [fyi:*"Done is better than perfect" is my motto for transcripts] Hello and welcome [...]

Financial Freedom for Creatives with Katy Chen Mazzara

By |November 27th, 2020|Coaching, Podcast|

Money can be emotional. Our fears around it can overwhelm us, and even if it’s not true...when we just don’t feel like we have enough, our minds tend to go to the worst places, right? That's why I want to introduce you to Katy Chen Mazzara! Katy is a financial [...]

Catherine McNally On The Craft of Acting

By |November 19th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Catherine McNally is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer, educator as well as an international fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She recently received Critics Circle Best Actress Award for Mrs Warren’s Profession. She is a recipient of the prestigious Christopher Plummer Fellowship award, Woman in Shakespeare Award, Tyrone Guthrie award, [...]

Karen “Cricket” Garratt on Confidence, Creativity & Living Your Joyful Purpose

By |October 29th, 2020|Coaching, Musicians, Podcast|

Karen “Cricket” Garratt, is on a mission and her mission is to inspire and guide creatives to share their gifts with the world. This is why she created THE CONFIDENT CREATIVE ACADEMY, a Free Virtual Training event that brings the World’s Top Creative Experts and Transformation Leaders together to teach [...]

CD Baby & Indie Week’s Darryl Hurs

By |October 22nd, 2020|Industry, Podcast|

Today’s guest Darryl Hurs is the founder of Indie Week, a music festival and conference that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada that showcases acts from all over the world.  This year like many events they are transitioning it into an online conference which is taking place November 10th to [...]

Cara Pifko, Better Call Saul Recurring, Gemini & Stage Raw Theatre Award Winning Actor

By |October 15th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Gemini and Stage Raw Theatre award-winning actor Cara Pifko who has played the recurring character of Paige Novick on the 39 times Emmy Award-nominated television show Better Call Saul since 2016. Acting professionally since the age of 7, she practically grew up on Canadian television shows including [...]

Lorraine Lawson, Top Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

By |August 13th, 2020|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is one of the most successful vocal coaches in North America, Lorraine Lawson is privileged to be the Vocal Coach for CTV’s ‘The Launch' and Season 5 of the hit show ‘Schitt’s Creek’. Other clients include Grammy nominee Kai, dance sensation; Blake McGrath, Canadian superstars Roy Woods (OVO), [...]

Actor & Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford

By |July 30th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Bret Shuford is a veteran singer, dancer, and actor of eight Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, and is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked. He has appeared in several feature films including The Wolf of Wall Street, network television such [...]

Michael Des Barres: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, DJ & Marquis

By |July 16th, 2020|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Michael Des Barres has appeared in over 150 hours of American television, including roles on MacGyver, Seinfeld, and Roseanne, as well as more than 40 feature films and has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter, beginning with his days as the frontman for such [...]

Pandemic Pie Project w Multi-passionate Artist Bradley Harder

By |June 26th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

My favourite story to come out of this pandemic is the Pandemic Pie Project by Bradley Harder. Bradley is a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur who has had careers in animation, fine art, film production, music, restaurants, bars, construction, and many more. During this pandemic, he started to bake pies for his [...]

Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country’s Mark Tara

By |June 11th, 2020|Industry, Podcast|

Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country's Mark Tara Today’s show is a bit of a twist. I was recently interviewed on Rainbow Country by the fabulous Mark Tara and I thought you might like to hear it and learn more about me. [...]

Comedy & Musical Improv Actor, Singer & Coach Jennifer Pielak

By |May 21st, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Jennifer Pielak is a performing artist and coach from Vancouver, Canada. She’s a multi-disciplinary performer with over 15 years of professional experience in comedy improv, musical theatre, musical improv, experimental/physical theatre, singing, voice acting, and TV/film/commercials. She has trained and performed at improv theatres and festivals across North America, founded [...]

The Road Hammers Jason McCoy on We Are 1 World Song for Covid-19

By |April 30th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Jason McCoy who with The Road Hammers has won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year.  They are the best selling Canadian country band of all time. Before The Road Hammers, Jason was already a very successful solo artist winning [...]

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