Master Your Mind

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started on your creative journey, remaining prolific during uncertain times can lead to some dizzying emotional heights and frightful lows without conscious management of mental and emotional wellness. 

This 21-day program is designed to support musicians, artists, and creative entrepreneurs of all experience levels and backgrounds in harnessing their passion, focus, and potential to bring their ideas to life in a sustainable flow. 

Through daily practice, concise lessons, and creative cross-training exercises, participants will learn and fortify the mental skills necessary to walk the path of the artist in times of uncertainty. 

Our biggest obstacle is our own thinking. Now more than ever before, we need visionaries who are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fit in order to win the battle against ourselves. 

Program Dates

August 17 - September 6  [Online]

Seminars will occur every weekday at 9am Pacific Time via Zoom, and recorded for those who can't tune in live.

Program Objectives

- Exercise your mind each day with unique writing prompts, mindfulness practices, visualization exercises, and other creative cross-training games that are specially designed to develop focus over time

- Complete the course with a finished song, video, or form of creative, and a written strategy for its release

- Develop the mental stamina needed to follow-through on new ideas, and overcome the resistance associated with finishing projects

- Craft a customized daily routine that supports the growth and refinement of your unique talents and strengths

- Learn new tools and strategies for creative pacing to maximize your passion while avoiding burnout

- Forge new relationships with fellow artists in the group, and receive feedback on all projects from the instructor and peers

- Fall in love with your process all over again

What You Get

- 15 online seminars with open Q&A (recorded for those who cannot participate live)

- Daily mindset-shifting and strengthening practices

- Writing prompts and exercises to support artists in the creation and completion of their music, art or media

- Commitment setting worksheets and action plans to follow-through on all projects

- Written feedback on all works-in-progress from the instructor and peers

- Open discussion boards and Q&A via the Sonic Identity platform

- List of supplemental reading and resources to explore during the program

  • About the Instructor

    Shaping the future of independent music has always been the guiding force for producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Ellwanger, who writes and performs under the name Dot. After nearly a decade-long career as an artist, DJ, and founder of the production company Unspeakable Records, Dot entered the Web3 space at the start of 2022 with her ‘Life Support’ series, minting 6 songs from the album in honor of the 1-year anniversary of its release, and is among the top-selling music NFT artists this year. The album also gained significant momentum on streaming platforms, earning her playlist covers on Spotify Fresh Finds and Creamy, as well as Amazon Breakthrough Electronic. Ellwanger holds a B.A. in Music from Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, and a Master’s Degree in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation from Berklee College of Music. In addition to her background in classical and contemporary music, she has over 15 years of study in mindfulness practices from multiple traditions, including yoga, meditation, and psychospiritual development. Dot's return to the stage in 2021 brought her to some of the most highly-acclaimed venues and music festivals in the world, including Red Rocks, EDC Las Vegas, HARD Summer, Firefly Music Festival, The Fonda, Elsewhere Space, Echostage, and more. Dot is also one of the first artists to host a 3-day event exclusively for her NFT collectors: Sonic Summit launched this past labor day weekend in partnership with NFT SV in Sun Valley, Idaho, and included multiple panel discussions, visual art exhibitions, and two nights of live performances from artists in Web3. Her music has been praised by the best in tastemaker media, including features in Nylon, Pitchfork, Red Bull, LA Weekly, Okayfuture, MTV Brazil, C-Heads Magazine, Nest HQ, Ableton, and BBC Radio 1xtra. As an active supporter of her local and global music communities, Dot is also a voting member of The Recording Academy, and contributor to MusiCares. She has taught music production and composition at critically-acclaimed institutions including The Los Angeles Recording School, Dubspot, Point Blank, and Garnish.

    Kate Ellwanger

    Producer, CEO of Unspeakable Records

    Kate Ellwanger

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