Mario Yniguez - Energy and opportunity

Monica almost forgot to take a picture after the interview, which is why we went for one outside where it was over 100 degrees outside! lol. Ooops

Monica almost forgot to take a picture after the interview, which is why we went for one outside where it was over 100 degrees outside! lol. Ooops

 

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In this episode, Monica has a fantastic and energetic conversation with musician and creator Mario Yniguez, where they talk about everything from questions that surface during an existential crisis to creativity, being original, and the power of teaching music. Mario is a vocalist, guitarist, conductor, director, voice teacher, arranger, songwriter and a member of the band Harrison Fjord. He shares his story of how he got started in music, his most influential teacher, and what keeps him going. They deep dive into the history of barbershop music, singing, taking risks, energy and opportunity, what happens when you lose a battle with a belt sander and a behind-the-scenes reflection on his recent trip to Bulgaria.

When you give yourself the opportunity to send that text message, the opportunity to dream that large, it becomes so possible!
— Mario Yniguez
So basically we went there and did this kind of exchange project where I taught them barbershop and they taught me how to sing Bulgarian folk music.
— Mario Yniguez
Mario Yniguez during a Harrison Fjord show.

Mario Yniguez during a Harrison Fjord show.

Monica Shriver