Interviews

Lynn Kuo on The Violin Podcast 

The Violin Podcast with Eric Mrugala

 Ep. 17 Lynn Kuo

  • How Lynn took an audition 'for experience' ...and won the job 
  • Lynn celebrates 20 years at the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
  • Lynn explains how studying karate and salsa dancing benefits hers as a violinist
  • How Lynn pivoted during pandemic and launched Violin with Dr. Lynn and her Violin Bootcamps
  • 'Lynnja' Sessions - and how she runs her group practice sessions in her Violin Bootcamp


Lynn Kuo on Crushing Classical Podcast 

Crushing Classical podcast with Tracy Friedlander 

Season 5: Hot Seat #3: Lynn Kuo, The Violin Ninja 

Lynn talks about her online business Violin with Dr. Lynn and Violin Bootcamps with host/business coach Tracy Friedlander. 

  • Strategizing social media for business building 
  • Strategizing lead magnets 
  • Discovering your personal brand as a musician  
  • Lynn's perspective on vanity metrics on social media: 

“I’m not in it for vanity metrics. Vanity metrics doesn’t mean I’m a better person. I’m a better person because I’m a better person. Period. 

What does (having more followers) mean to you? Does that mean you’re a better person? Does it mean you’re more spiritual? Does it mean you’re more generous? No, it doesn’t. Numbers do not mean anything. What matters is how you grow as a human being.  So whatever number that’s attached to it… it’s not even attached to anything.  So, I don’t even care what the number says. What I’m more concerned about is if I’m growing as a human being, and by extension, if people around me are growing from my influence. That’s what’s most important to me. That’s why I’m in business. 

You know, they ask you: what’s your ‘why’ in your business? It’s to share! It’s to grow, to create, and it’s to connect. Those are my why’s: connect, share, grow, create. 

If I can do that and earn a living, then I’ve basically fulfilled my duty as a human being.” ~ L. Kuo


Lynn Kuo on The Scholarship Roadmap Podcast 

The Scholarship Roadmap Podcast with Trevor Jones 

Season 1, Episode 12: 

Performance Preparation: 

  • How to choose repertoire for your audition
  • The first step Lynn takes when she is preparing a new composition
  • Reverse engineering your audition preparation
  • The non-traditional settings where Lynn has performed mock auditions
  • Tapering before an audition   
  • Lynn’s day-of audition strategy



Lynn Kuo on The Practice Parlour  

The Practice Parlour with Gina Morgano 

Episode 4 with Lynn Kuo 

  • Lynn's advice on how to overcome fear, self-doubt, and Imposter Syndrome when creating a business
  • Lynn's signature Practice Ninja framework for deliberate/efficient practice    
  • Lynn on how to find musical inspiration
  • Lynn on how martial arts philosophy has influenced her as a violinist, educator, and human being 
  • Lynn on overcoming fear and building courage