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How to Build Win-Win Relationships with VIPs + Influencers

Most of the time in the music industry it’s all about building business relationships. Selena Soo is my go to expert to help me make the right connections in an authentic and genuine way.

What would you do in this situation?

You’re scrolling through your newsfeed on Facebook one day… when suddenly you see a post from one of your all-time, favourite influencers.

He’s looking for recommendations – for someone who does exactly what you do.

Instant adrenaline rush.

You know you could help this influencer. You’re GREAT at what you do.

Plus, you’ve been following him for years. You’re familiar with his business, his personal stories, and his audience.

And maybe you’ve had a little bit of a dry spell lately. You really need clients. This could fill your cash gap. And who knows what else it could lead to?

You start thinking about what a glowing testimonial from this influencer could do for you and your business…  

What if he referred me to his “inside circle” of influential friends?

Or what if he even mentioned me to his followers – my own list could skyrocket!

This could be the big break I’ve been waiting for!

So – fingers shaking because you’re so excited – you leave a comment, letting him know you’d love to talk.

Not too long or too abrupt. Not too desperate or too gushy. But just the right blend of enthusiasm + professionalism.

And then you notice the rest of the comments.

Within 30 seconds, a dozen other people have commented, saying, “That’s exactly what I do! I’d love to help you.” By the time you’ve read the first 12 comments, another 4 have popped up. And they all sound just like yours.

You’re starting to panic. What if your words get lost in the sea of comments?

And then comes the final blow.

Another big name expert leaves a comment:

I use So-and-So. She’s great! Want me to introduce you?

Your heart sinks.

You’ve never wanted to delete someone else’s comment so badly.

Because of course “So-and-So” is going to get the job. You don’t stand a chance.

Sure enough, a few minutes later, your influencer replies: “Great! Can you put me in touch with her?”

Game over.

And all you can do is sit there, thinking…

How am I ever going to make it when I don’t have any connections like that?

Because it looks like the only way to have a chance at standing out is to have an influential friend recommend you and make an introduction.

(And honestly, having that kind of relationship with influencers – where they’ve got your back and put you in front of big opportunities – does give you a serious competitive advantage over everyone else.)

The only problem is – you don’t have anyone who could do that for you.

So the question is…

How do you go from being one of the hundreds (or thousands) of people trying to get an influencer’s attention… to being someone who has a real relationship with them?

That’s why I’m excited that Selena Soo is hosting a free webinar this week. She’ll show you exactly how to build these relationships (in the right way)…

“How to Build Win-Win Relationships with VIPs + Influencers”

(Even if you’re an introvert, don’t live in a major city, or have any influential friends yet!)

These are the kinds of relationships that help you…

  • Land dream clients – ones that are excited to buy from you because your VIP friends rave about you
  • Boost your income – when you have high-level people promoting you, it can catapult your business growth
  • Become a respected leader – because having influencers endorse you establishes instant credibility

Selena helped me connect with VIPs and influencers in the music industry. This lead me to working with people I admire and whom I had only dreamed of meeting when I was younger.  For example people like The Voice coach of the Philippines and Tony award winner, Lea Salonga.  My students and I were invited to support her Sydney concert at the Sydney Town Hall in 2013.  It would have not been possible if I had not built solid relationships with the producer of her show.


Tony award winner and the singing voice of Princess Jasmine and Mulan, Ms Lea Salonga


Below is a photo of a 2500 packed Venue in Perth, I feel so blessed to be working with  one of the Philippines top celebrity, Vice Ganda. Joining up all the dots I now can see how this opportunity came about.  Let me break it down so perhaps it can inspire you to work towards your dream to working with your ideal clients.

Vice Ganda Perth

Perth Convention Centre during Vice Ganda’s concert 2016

So I joined the dots To help me figure out what lead me to this moment:

  1. The piano player on this tour would invite me to sing for events and gigs and I would always say yes even if the money wasn’t the best, it was a chance for me to build up my skills and list of songs
  2. He was offered to play for a major Filipino artists and he asked me to be a backing vocalist after seeing I had done backing vocals for a concert on FB. Below playing for Martin Rivera, Sharon Cuneta, Zsa Zsa Padilla and her beautiful daughters.

Martin Nievera with Musical director Sir Louie Ocampo with the band


On tour with Vice Ganda

Sharon Cuneta

Backing for Ms Sharon Cuneta


Backing Zsa Zsa Padilla and daughters

3. We were invited to play for another major tour and I built a professional relationship with the musical director on that tour. I built up the courage to ask him if he could mentor me and he said yes even cowriting a song with me.
4. I would be dedicated to learning the backing vocal parts- often learning songs that were given to me a few hours before a show. It was a challenge for me but it was so exciting when it was nailed.


Sir Louie Ocampo

5. This musical director is a Filipino icon and is a huge influencer in the Philippine music industry and recommend the us to a major Filipino TV channel who organised the recent tour in Australia.

So what ever you are doing, keep building that dream – step by step, brick by brick! Follow your dreams and never let anyone tell you can’t do it!

Selena Soo helped me gain the confidence to network with the VIPs and Influencers in my field. Selena’s teachings will help you:

?Land dream clients – ones that are excited to buy from you because your VIP friends rave about you
?Boost your income – when you have high-level people promoting you, it can catapult your business growth
?Become a respected leader – because having influencers endorse you establishes instant credibility

I used these techniques in my business and it helped me
get influencers on my podcast, work with influencers in my music field
?Had an influencer recommend me as a backing vocalist
?Create my first live event with VIPs and influencers saying yes to speak at.

Ready to discover how YOU can connect with VIPs + influencers – and get referrals from their inner network?
Reserve your complimentary seat now. 


The 7 Dimensions of Singing with Celebrity Vocal Coach Richard Fink IV

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I have a special episode where I get to interview my Vocal Mentor – Richard Fink IV.


Celebrity vocal coach, Richard Fink IV, will be visiting from NY to teach his technique known as THROGA (throat-yoga) and share insights from his newly published book, 7 Dimensions of Singing. In this 2 hour workshop, Richard will demonstrate how to target any aspect of your voice to create balance and vocal freedom by combining the power of the mind, practice and contemporary science. Discover the tools you can use to reach your TRUE potential as a vocalist, perfect for aspiring singers, actors, touring professionals and teachers alike.

Tickets to the October 2 workshop, Castle Grand, Castle Hill 3-5.30pm can be purchased here:


Richard is the founder of THROGA, 2x Guinness World Record breaker as a vocalist and has been labeled as the “world’s leading online vocal coach” by the Wall Street Journal. Richard’s versatile 5 octave vocal range made him an award-winning singer for solo performances as Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), along with several original albums released between 1991 and 2005. His vocal production and songwriting skills even led to co-writing and demoing songs for top charting artists such as Josh Groban and Michael Jackson. Now, with clients in over 100 countries spanning all 7 continents, Richard has taught his THROGA techniques to multi-platinum selling artists, actors, public speakers, Broadway stars, and singers featured on Disney, Nickelodeon, The Voice, The X Factor, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Australia’s Got Talent, MTV, CMT, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly, Yo Soy El Artista, Dancing with the Stars, and many others. Additionally, Richard has conducted several vocal workshops around the world, including the Talent Camp at Universal Studios in Orlando, Casting Camp in Los Angeles, and JMC Academy (Berkley School of Music affiliate) in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Most recently, he released a free THROGA App (available on iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Amazon) and published his first book, the 7 Dimensions of Singing

We talk about:

Who are his mentors?

How to find the right vocal coach.

How to have a good mindset for singing.

How he set the bar high.

What is in the pipelines?

One Song that changed his life?

What does One Voice can change the world mean to him.

We also mention :

Be an ambassador for One Voice’s  Project Be heard click here:  https://forms.typeform.io/to/fww8kJtDX2


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Quiet Time Songs

My favourite Quiet Time songs that help your child musically as well. It showcases different timbres of voices and instruments.


Debussy Reverie

Twinkle Twinkle little Star

My Bonnie

Water is wide

Row Row Row your boat

The Vision

imageWhat is a Vision?

A vision is a dream or a thought that never leaves your sight. It’s there when you wake in the morning until you rest your head at night.

It’s not quite a destination but it is the masterpiece that when you look back you can see the puzzle prices fitting together.

Sometimes it’s ok not to have a solid clear vision, but as our journey continues we just need to focus on how we want to feel at the end of every day.

You may find yourself pivoting at times but other times you may feel that you are on the right path.

What do you do to stay focused?

Surround yourself with people who lift you up and bring out the best in you. It may be a group of family or friends who are like minded.

I have a mastermind group that I consult with every fortnight.
Together we hold each other accountable for the top 3 goals we wish to achieve within that fortnight.
We help each other with challenges and celebrate our wins. It’s so helpful to have people help you think outside the box or bounce ideas off each other.

Finding golden nuggets in resources are handy to keep your focus. I listen to podcasts such as the School Of Greatness by Lewis Howes. I also have my own podcast called One Voice can change the world with Tina Bangel. I interview singers, performers whom I feel are inspiring and are at a level that performers can aspire towards. I hire coaches, I read books and watch Ted talks or motivational YouTube clips to help me keep on track.

My favourite all time Ted talk is starting with your Why by Simon Sinik. It’s one of the top most watched Ted talk. When you watch it you will understand why.
Sinik mentions why we need to start with our why.

He explains why any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why.

WHY is not about money or profit – those are results.WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.

When you know your why a clear vision can be formed.

When you know your why the navigation toward your distination becomes easier and much smoother.

From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers,
Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.

It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know how to stay focused.

When is the best time to create a life vision?
My earliest memory of wanting to be a singer was as young as 7 years old, As I held my favourite records in my hand I would imagine myself on stage. Subconsciously I feel I worked towards that dream.
We should never underestimate the power of a vision, even a young child’s vision.

My mother has her slum book from when she was much younger and her sisters filled out the section that asked – what is your ambition: one sister wrote at the age of 6 years old – to heal the sick. She is a doctor with her own medical surgery. Often she travels the world to conduct medical missions.

For myself I had plenty of goals. Goals to learn how to sing, goals to be a session singer, goals to be a working vocalist in a corporate band or wedding singer.

After achieving many of these goals I realised that I lacked motivation. It felt like I was travelling to gigs, singing to the audience and then hoping back in the van, home, sleep and then doing it all over again.

I lacked vision and a purpose. I didn’t know my WHY.

Over the years I have discovered that music and singing is much more powerful. Teaching singing and a program called Kindermusik helped me see the power it has in the life of a child. It helped them emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

After years of teaching and performing I now know that my Why is to help children Be Heard. Be Heard so they can express and deal with life and everyday situations. Be Heard through singing.

Helping them believe that their voice is important.

Helping them through the joys of music and singing.

I truly believe that if you give a child the confidence to use their voice and express their soul then they have the ability to change the world around them.

One Voice School of Singing

photo credit: Timeline Photography

3 tips that can help reach your goals:

1. Create a vision board
– add photos and words that inspire you
– cut pictures of your dreams and goals
If you are a singer perhaps it may be a photo of a stage you would like to perform. Get specific on the space, the audience, is it a huge stage or an intimate stage.
– if you want a dream job cut out photos of the office you would like to work at, images.
I had a dream of one day giving my students and opportunity to sing in Disneyland and cut out a photo of Julie Andrews with a bunch of children in the classic Disneyland Mickey Mouse Cap. It took 10 years for it to happen.

2. Visualisation

Visualise how you want to perform or your dream job. Imagine yourself in that position. Imagine the smells, the atmosphere and play the perfect movie in your mind.

3. Create

Do something small or big everyday that leads towards your dream or vision.
Connect with the people that you feel can help you. Make the calls. Step Out of your comfort zone. Just DO!


It’s more than a goal

It’s bigger than ourselves

It seems that there is never the right time to create your vision. When it comes to you, it will light you up your soul. It will fuel you to the core!

Tell me in the comments below what lights you up or tell me your big vision? Putting it out into the universe may help it come to fruition a little faster!

If you enjoyed this blog please like, comment and share it with your friends.

If you would like to help spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign called Project Be Heard, feel free to answer a few quick questions and be on our street team. You will be helping so many children deal with their struggles through music therapy. Click here to be on our street team: https://forms.typeform.io/to/fww8kJtDX2

Musically yours

Tina ???

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What New York taught me about myself, my business and personal relationships

It may sound cliche but this trip was life changing and it was time.


When I mentioned to my family that I wanted to go to New York to attend Selena Soo’s event “Get Known, Get Clients” I felt some heavy guilt.

“You’re a mum that needs to look after the family”

I always dread telling my parents my plans even though I’m a grown woman. Sometimes I start feeling like that 8 year old child, being put in her place.

I often get the response of “Bahala na”, a Filipino term translated to English as

Do what ever you want”,

“What ever”

or “Let’s see what happens.”

I hear this sentence a lot.

I heard it when I started to make singing my full time gig, I heard this when I held my One Voice concert at the Sydney Opera House, I heard this when I wanted to meet Oprah during the VIP event in Sydney.

My husband uses that term to make fun but there is a little truth to it…he always finishes up saying “Tina does what ever she wants anyway”…

He knows me too well …so do my parents… I love them for this unconditional support and love.


Luckily my son is at the age where he can look after himself and is very independent, plus he was looking forward to spending time with my parents because he gets to eat Lola’s home made Chicken nuggets and chips.

There were so many reasons why I wanted to take this trip and I knew that it was the right choice.

I felt it in my heart.

It was a choice not only for my soul and to level up my game, but also to teach and show Christian that it’s important to create opportunities for himself and not wait for people to hand it to him.

So here are the top 6 things I learnt from my New York Trip!

  1. People come into our lives for a reason

I’m so glad to have made connection with thought leaders, game changers and people working everyday to make this world a better place.

Everyone has a story and I gravitated to so many inspiring minds.  It was wonderful to connect with them as we spent 6 months together (online, working on the program) to bring our businesses to a whole new level.  I enjoyed getting to see their growth.


Take Tay and Val, film-makers and TED speakers, who travelled the world to collect people’s dreams. They were kind enough to share their story on my podcast. They now hold workshops to help people find their dreams and follow their souls calling.


Caitlin Padgett is a coach who helps successful woman change their relationship with Alcohol. She too was kind enough to share her story on the podcast and in turn giving game-changing tips to eliminate or cut down alcohol all together. As we speak she is on USA morning TV making a difference and helping people who are not on the spectrum of being alcoholic but feel sometimes alcohol can lead them to make the wrong moves. I asked her to be on the podcast to help musicians who may have some of these issues with Alcohol.

Caitlin Padgett One Voice

And how could I not forget my Aussie buddies!

Jaime Lee Fraser is a financial advisor, with kids under the age of 3 and building a 6-figure business, she is such and inspiration to me. So down to earth, driven and giving. Jaime Lee dived into this business of finance because as a young child, Jamie’s father passed away leaving the family in debt. She was able to get her family out of debt as a young woman.

Fiorella Kis Major has just come back from Bali where she held a mindfulness retreat. She is an incredible guide when it comes to meditation.


I was able to meet some friends from the School of Greatness community which was created by Lewis Howes. Danceprenuer Emeroy, Elaine from Neon Owl, Sarah (inventor of the set ready garment bags) and Gina who was kind enough to treat me to Shake Shack. It was incredible to meet them in person.



2. Stars do align 

The day I booked my flight to New York a student came into her lesson wearing an “I love New York” Jumper. I saw the signs everywhere…that same night my husband was dreaming of me singing “New York, New York” on stage. First thing I asked him was how were you feeling in the dream. He said he was happy to see me.

I see these as good signs…

After dropping me off at the airport , Rob had sent me this message.IMG_1450

What are the changes of Christian flicking through the radio channels and stumbling across my original song about him called “‪Tomorrow,‬ it’ll be a better day” … What makes it funny is that they were under the tunnel when it happened (which gets bad reception the best of time)…what are the chances.

Empty seats was an added bonus – every flight I took, had an empty seat next to me, on the way home I had all three seats to myself.

I know someone up there was looking after me for sure.

  1. Build genuine relationships 

One of Selena Soos teachings is to build relationships. She is so adamant that we put our best foot forward, make the honest and genuine connections and don’t expect things in return.  Most of all be thankful with kind gestures and gifts when someone goes out of their way to help you.

Selena is an incredible teacher, connecting people is her super power.

I would have to say that her course has been one of my favourite online course to date. She takes the time to look after each student and is very consistent and the modules are second to none. Plus she attracts the incredible experts and business owners.



What stood out to me was how people in New York are so happy to give you their connections. Something that we don’t often see here in Sydney, I’m not sure if  it’s because the music industry is so small here.

Networking and making friends came naturally to my friend Veronica Alonzo, who was there for a 6 month Broadway dance course.  She was also on my podcast. She mentioned that she always carried her CV in her bag just incase she would bump into someone who could help her get into a Broadway show. So after all her hard work and hustle, she now has landed a US agent and auditioned for Hamlet. Guess who is now signing a Broadway show contract! So proud!

Veronica Alonzo

Veronica, Jamie and I ate at my dream Filipino restaurant, Jeepney. There we met my Filipino Entrepreneur crush Nicole Ponseca! At 38, she has 2 Filipino restaurants where she mentioned the Broadway Barkadas (Filipino street slang meaning a group of friends or a gang of youths) hang out after their Broadway shows. I discovered Jeepney and her work via instagram.  Meeting her has always been on my bucket list as I admire her dedication to bring the Filipino cuisine and culture into the mainstream.


  1. Notice the Full circle moments 

There were a few full circle moments – one that stood out was meeting West End star (Miss Saigon) and singer, Roanne Monte. Roannes’ mother is very active in the Filipino community and she has helped many young Filipino singers get a start in the industry. Roanne now has a thriving business in New York and only sings for special events.

What struck me was that we only met that day and what was supposed to be a quick meet up and lunch lead into the night. We talked about her experience as a child performer and being successful on Star Search (a reality TV talent show in the 90s). The blessings and hardships of being in the modelling and music industry at a young age. A fellow introvert, she had some wonderful stories to tell and I respect her so much after getting to know her and the reasons she decided in the direction she has. She was so humble and down to earth and I absolutely love her beautiful soul.


Over the next few days I had some more God sent connections.

On the day I visited the ‪9/11‬ memorial I received a surprise message from my first cousin letting me know that he was there for work.It was great to see him; Manong Yen has always been a support since day 1. Encouraging me to not dampen my light.


That same day,  I was able to meet another incredible mentor Rachel Hanfling who is an Emmy award nominated producer and worked for the Oprah Winfrey show. I absolutely cherish the time she took the time to get to know my story, follow-up with me and see how things are going with my students and also my Oprah experience.


That night I was able to watch my dear friend Pam Picart’s cousin at Birdland. Sean Maclaughlin was incredible where he brought the audience to tears as he sung a few songs from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends.


A few days later, I caught “Beautiful” a musical about Carole King…I cried during the standing ovation because I just couldn’t believe how special it was to be there. The cast was stunning and of course it came full circle because one of my go to songs during my start in talent quests, was her hit song “I feel the earth move”.

And boy did I feel the wonders of the universe.

  1. Wrong direction? Pivot

I did catch a few wrong trains and got off the wrong stops. Just like in life and business don’t be afraid to ask for help or direction.


If you know you are on the wrong train and have a strong gut feeling, listen and hop off that train and find the right one to take you to the right destination.

It’s ok if we don’t know everything. It’s ok to surround yourself with people who know more than you. In fact hang around people who are successful. Feed off that drive. Surrounding yourself with people who bring you down to earth yet lift you when you need it.

Don’t compare yourself with others, as this is where you need to be at in the present time.

Trust and go with the flow.

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  1. Be grateful 

This photo says it all; my photographer friend Tina Doshi captured it. Tina also kindly sponsored my New York special podcast. Tina is incredibly giving and talented. I’m grateful she captured the moment I looked up and breathed in the possibilities.


I am so grateful for the experiences, friendships, and connections.



I can’t thank Selena enough for creating this event.

Without this event I would have not made these connections and flourished within my being.

If you are a coach, consultant or expert who wants to Get known and get clients (not only in your community but on the world scale) then I encourage you to check out this course.

Selena has the cart open for GKGC but it closes this weekend.

If you want to learn more about it follow this link. Give her an email if you would like to connect with her and ask her questions! hello [at] s2-groupe [dot] com

Watch the Trailer here

This is a life-changing course.


Tell me what is your soul calling you to do? If this speaks to you please tell me your thoughts in the comments below.  I would love for you to like and share this post with someone who need to hear this.

Musically yours Tina



How to be awesome without Alcohol – The One Voice of Caitlin Padgett

Caitlin Padgett One Voice
I met Caitlin during Selena Soo’s Get Known Get Clients live event in New York. Caitlin has this gift of capturing the room when she speaks. She is smart, a dedicated soul, an inspiration! You can see the passion she has for her work in her eyes and she genuinely wants to help others become better versions of themselves.

Caitlin Padgett is a lifestyle coach for successful women who struggle with alcohol. Whether the goal is to control their drinking through moderation techniques or to eliminate it completely, she offers an individualised program for women find freedom from alcohol, on their own terms.

I thought that this is something we need to discuss as Musicians and creative people.  I don’t want to judge people’s choices but if you feel that alcohol is necessary to get into that creative zone or relaxes you or gives you the courage but you feel it’s contributing to poor life choices then please seek professional help.  I hope you get insights to this interview with Caitlin where she shares valuable lessons and tips.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Caitlin tells us about her powerful work, how did it came about and what was the pivotal time in her life when she decided enough is enough?
  • What are strategies that creative people can tap into their “zone” without having to turn to alcohol?
  • How to deal with friends or letting go of people that don’t serve your purpose in life, what would you say to someone who is afraid to let go of what they know and who they know?
  • Dialog that people can use at the work place or events so they can feel comfortable in situations where they are encouraged to drink?
  • There are people who use alcohol to unwind after work or a gig, Caitlin suggest for people to do when they have the urge to use alcohol.
  • What is the song that changed your life and why?

For many years Caitlin felt like she was living a double life.

On the outside, she was an accomplished international advocate, living a jet-set lifestyle that took her around the world working on interesting projects. She projected confidence and a sense of adventure and fun. Yet inside she was struggling.

She was making good money, but spending a ton on after work cocktails, late nights out, bottles of wine as nightcaps, not to mention the pharmaceuticals she thought she needed to keep anxiety and sleeplessness at bay. For years she had been hiding from myself, it was becoming harder to do so. Looking at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t ignore the effects of drinking too much the night before.

But she discovered…

You can redefine your relationship to alcohol, instead of it defining you.

Caitlin says;

“ I now have a life worth remembering every second of. A life that I WANT.

Instead of copious amounts on bottles of wine, bubbly and cocktails,
I spend money on delicious, nourishing food.

Instead of hazy hungover mornings turning into wasted days,
I wake up with energy, clarity and enthusiasm.

Instead of numbing out stress, anxiety or accumulative shame,
I feel and I deal, and I know that I can handle whatever comes my way.

Instead of intimacy instigated with liquid courage,
I have deeply meaningful intimate relationships

Instead of “pre-gaming” with my girlfriends by downing a bottle (or two) of bubbly before even heading out the door,
I have beautiful rituals that allow my inner beauty to shine. People say I glow!

She goes on to say;

“It’s possible for you to have a life you want too.

You can have control over your relationship with alcohol. Life doesn’t have to be messy, overly dramatic, or filled with nagging anxiety and self-doubt. While there’s no magic pill, no quick fix, there is a way.

A way that honours and celebrates your individuality.”

If this is what you want, then connect with Caitlin here:

Sign up here to receive Caitlin’s three-part “Drink Less Success” Video series and as a special bonus you’ll also be the first to receive her

“How to be awesome without alcohol” video training as soon as it is released!!

This video series is especially relevant to those of us who rely on networking and being active in nightlife for the success of our careers. I know you’ll get a lot out of it!

You can get her book here:

Drink Less Be More: How to have a great night (and life!) without getting wasted

Connect with Caitlin at this link: http://caitlinpadgett.com/one-voice/


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The dos and don’ts during a Jam Session – The One Voice of Don Cabrera

I’m so excited to share Don Cabrera’s story. We met during the Charice and Lea Salonga concerts.

Tina Bangel with Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Dominic Cabrera and Daniel March

Tina Bangel with Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Dominic Cabrera and Daniel March


I guess the aim of this is to shed light on how to build working relationships as a musician or performer.  I see a common thread in successful musicians, that it’s all about the people you surrounded yourself with, not only was Don very talented but he worked on his craft and developed strong relationships over time with people.

In this interview we focus on the idea of how important networking is and creating a community so together we work to lift each other up.

That is why he created the West Sessions – a Jam night which will be held on the 18th of May, 2016 at the Blacktown Arts Centre.  Doors open at 6pm.

He chats about the dos and don’ts during a Jam session.  We dive into his musical upbringing, how he motivates himself, his mentors and his vision for the future.

Dominic is one of Australia’s top drummers and is an in demand session musician from Sydney. He works with Sony Music Australia, Warner Music Australia and has performed with artists such as:

Tim Omaji (Timomatic)
Guy Sebastian
Jessica Mauboy
Delta Goodrem
Samantha Jade
Justice Crew
Rob Mills
Stan Walker
Taylor Henderson
Reigan Derry


Jessie J
Nico & Vinz
Josh Groban
Benji Madden
Lea Salonga
Aston Merrygold

Dom regularly appears in television shows and features including X-Factor, The Voice, The ARIA Awards, Young Talent Time, The Morning Show, The Today Show, Sunrise & Mornings. He teaches privately, upon request, and has hosted popular collaborative jam sessions/residencies, where Sydney’s creative and performing arts community are of constant attendance.

Dom’s first encounter with playing the drums was by getting in trouble with his primary school teacher while banging beats on his little school desk as a child, back in the Philippines. The teacher saw the potential and talent behind the energetic troublesome boy and cultivated it by letting him share his gift, playing a solo marching snare piece for the annual school festival that year. That ignited a flame and passion that would never be extinguished.

Having started with the guitar at the age of 9 and the bass after moving to Australia at the age of 13, Dom has always been exposed to music of all styles, growing up and coming from a family of musicians. He gained experience throughout his teens playing for his youth group all around Australia. These years of being self-taught were very crucial to him, allowing him to find and harness his natural strengths as a musician and discovering his own style, voice and character. Dom would play anything and everything by ear when he listened to the radio/TV, while keeping a special place in his heart for melodic rock.

After being the most prized all-around musician in his high school, Dom finally found home in the drums once again, deciding to make it his full-time instrument. The movement, physicality, style, raw expression, musicality.. everything about the craft made him fall in love with the art of drumming.

Dominic was offered a Bachelor of Music course at the Australian Institute of Music despite not having his Higher School Certificate. During the years of studying and gigging, he has toured, performed and recorded with some of Australia’s leading and upcoming talents. He has learnt from some of the world’s best musician educators and his studies and exploration has led him to finding a deep passion for experimental music.

Dcd is available for private lessons and is currently regularly playing with Cyrus, SSJ & Jeremy Gregory.

He is proudly endorsed by Sonor Drums, UFiP Cymbals & Silverfox Drumticks.

Click here for more information: THE WEST SESSIONS

A couple of years ago, Don had a heavy feeling of incompletion and couldn’t shake it off. He had made a career out of playing music in the “city scene” but it felt selfish and distant from the people who raised and nurtured me in the arts. He missed his peers who mentored him and had the same passion for music, without ANY money or politics involved.. Just for the pure love of it.
Don and his friends have the opportunity to give back, reconnect, (hopefully) inspire, and just have a fun old time sharing music with anyone and everyone; the youth groups, the churches, the schools and multicultural families.

“After all, some of the heaviest mf’s come from the west 😉  Please join us for some nights of good vibes and let’s make the scene back home alive again 😉 The West Sessions.” Says Don!

So tell me your go to song during a Jam session?  What insights did you get from Don?

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See you at the Jam! Tina

Don Cabrera


How to find the courage to follow your dreams – The One Voice of Tay and Val

One Voice can change the world podcast


The next few episodes of One Voice can change the world podcast I will be interviewing amazing guests I met in New York. I was in New York for a conference organised by Selena Soo. During that event I met some visionary entrepreneurs who are set to change the world with their work.

You are going to be inspired by these world-class leaders.

If you would like to learn more about Selena Soo she actually had a free report that you can download from my show notes. You can learn how she can help you spread your message to the world in an authentic and purposeful way.

I met our next guests at the event. We also did Selena’s course together. When you hear their story it will inspire you to dream big! The world is truly a better place with these wonderful women in it.

Collecting dreams in Costa Rica

TAY & VAL Award-winning filmmakers and inspirational storytellers from Singapore, Tay and Val are living examples of dreamers who have cycled and traveled across the globe on “Project I Believe That Dreams Can Come True. “

After a chance encounter with a retired 64-year-old train master in Taiwan the girls found out that “Luo Papa” had a dream to cycle around Taiwan, stop at every train station and take a photo. They offered to accompany him to help him realise his dream.

After realising Luo Papa’s dream they kept going and haven’t stopped. They meet people who have realised their dream, also people who are realising their dreams and on the way they share their experiences and pay it forward and a “dream chain”

Luo Papa - The Taiwanese gentleman who changed our lives

During this podcast we chat about how they both met, what you do and how your work came about.

They share their journey as artist, Tay being a Filmmaker and Val being a singer, actress and artist.

I absolutely loved their TEDx talk – Dreams Unlimited. You can watch their ted talks here

TEDxWWU in Bellingham 2013

Tay and Val tell us how they landed the Ted talks, the process and challenges and what was the outcomes.

I dive into their Journey to collect people’s dreams, how they generated Sponsorship and how they planned their trip around the world.

At the end of the day, if you want to follow your dreams make sure it comes from a place of love, of service and it will become more of a reality.

If you enjoyed this episode please like, comment, share.




Selena Soo’s Free Report – How Selena Went From $0 to $157,000 in Her First Year As a Coach

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5 tips to grow your YouTube fan base and Channel with YouTube sensation Gabe Bondoc

I found Gabe Bondoc to be so humble and so giving of his time. I was only supposed to have a 10min interview but it ended up being much longer which I am so grateful for. He genuinely wanted to help our budding performers out.

Gabe certainly has created a lifestyle and business he truly loves and he is truly proud that he can support his family through music and being creative.

Often we see musicians with a Struggle mindset but what I have come to realise by chatting with Gabe is that when you are a singer/musician who knows he is blessed and who is grateful you won’t be in a reactfull or scarcity mode.

As full time musicians the internet can give us opportunities to reach more people not only in your own backyard but around the world. That is what Gabe has created for himself. He has generated income by working hard, putting in the hours and thinking ahead.

As full time musicians we are known to create something out of nothing.

We can create sources of income with endless possibilities if we just work hard and as Gabe said strive for excellence.

This is what we dive into

  1. For someone who has over 3 million views on YouTube, tell us how it all came about?
  2. What 5 tips can you share with our listeners on how to start and grow their YouTube subscribers? Get your Free PDF here: http://tinabangel.com/gabebondoc
  3. What do you think of Facebook Live and do you see that as the future or the next big thing? What do you think people should be taking advantage of now?
  4. I have questions from my students
    Erica- She asks What made you sing in the first place?
    Abigail – if you could go back 5 years, what advice would you give yourself?
    Jodie- “Why don’t you ever reveal your wife’s identity/face?”
  5. I have watched your videos and often you have your beautiful little girl, Miss Savannah Kinsley, in the footage, how do you juggle music business and a young family life?
  6. What is one song that changed your life and why?
  7. What is your vision?

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