Cicerone Music and Art

BlackBear Music International                        a branch of Cicerone Music & Art 

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Interactive Self-Management Course for Musicians  
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Interactive self-management course for musicians with  Irma de Jong and 2 extra bonus lessons about Home recording and presentation on video with Gianriccardo Pera. 

Course Content

  • Branding: Work on your own profile and set your goals
  • Write a good biography /  the 3 different existing formats / how to use
  • Effective Networking / how it works / tips and practice 
  • Generation Management and different cultures / why it is important for your communication
  • What is a good website / how do managers/promoters read your website / best platforms to use / tips and practice 
  • Social media: a guide through the social media landscape / most effective social networks / how to use
  • Writing effective emails and making result in phone calls
  • How to present yourself on video / how to do home recording 
  • Instructions to make a good promo video of yourself
  • Tips and practices for each lesson
  • Personal feedback

Self-management for artists


  • 8 lessons + 2 bonus lessons
  • Tips and links to enlarge your network
  • Tips and links for other interesting e-learning content
  • One-2-One through our interactive platform (see the video at your right)
  • Feedback and updates from the instructors
  • Access to the closed participants group page on Facebook
  • Invitation for monthly Q&A webinars/live FB sessions
  • Sign up any moment
  • Duration 3 months (if you wish you can speed it up)
  • The course is in English

Price € 195,-  

Your participation will be confirmed and the login code is sent to you after receiving the payment. 


See you soon! Irma


Irma de Jong - Self Management

Artists and Project Manager, owner of agency Cicerone Music & Art. Works in the classical music field for more than 25 years and has collaborated with many renowned artists and orchestras. As a project manager, she worked in various cultural projects, such as violin competitions, exhibitions and events, music festivals and online music learning. Irma holds a Business diploma of the Hanze College Zwolle. She studied and received her certificates in linguistics and musicology at the Open University Heerlen (the Netherlands) and obtained her Public Relations (NGPRA) and Marketing diploma at the Dutch Institution for Marketing (NIMA).

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Gianriccardo Pera - Home recording

Producer, director, documentary maker and script writer. Worked as a director for Mediaset TV Italy for many years and collaborated with renowned guests and artists, such as Riccardo Muti, Paolo Limiti and Annie Lennox. He produced entertainment shows for RAI TV and theatres, for instance, "Notorious", a Rock/Opera show and made documentaires for ARTE TV. He is the Music Video Director of an online music video platform of Master Classes for advanced students in classical music. Gianriccardo is a specialist for web communication, video entertainment and music video recordings.