Get on the right career track for you


Dana Lynne Varga brings many years of experience as successful entrepreneur, artistic director, performer and teacher. Realizing that musicians actively look for quality career advice, Dana uses her experience and knowledge to help you get on the right career track and create realistic and achievable goals.  She offers one-on-one consultations as well as group consultations and workshops/seminars.

During a consultation, you can receive guidance in any of the desired areas listed below:

  • Understanding the business: zooming out to see the field as a whole

  • Exploring the MANY paths to a career in music, and redefining “success”

  • Honest and detailed feedback about your performing (singers only)

  • Choosing and applying to undergraduate and graduate programs (high school students must attend the coaching with a parent)

  • Correlating career options to complement your musical endeavors

  • Relocation: breaking into a new scene

  • Financial health: managing debt, budgeting, saving

  • Choosing appropriate repertoire for every and any specific type of audition/performance

  • Creating stellar materials with which to market yourself

  • Choosing young artist programs and competitions to audition for (and, is this your path?)

  • Navigating social media and using it to your advantage

  • Building a support "team": finding the right teachers, coaches, mentors and supporters

  • Building and maintaining a private teaching studio (recruitment, policies, teaching space, scheduling, taxes, etc.)

  • All related areas


(Consultations can be conducted in person in Boston, or remotely, via Skype or telephone)

  • $100 for a one hour one-on-one consultation

  • $185 for a package of two one hour one-on-one consultations

  • $160 ($80 per person) for a 75 minute consultation with you and a friend or colleague

  • $180 ($60 per person) for a 90 minute consultation with you and two friends or colleagues

Workshops and seminars must be coordinated directly with Dana, as rates and availability vary.  Please send an inquiry using the contact form.