4 Principles of Efficient Practice (Matt Garska)

Drumeo is a very established online drum school. I seriously recommend you check them out. www.drumeo.com I recently watched a video of theirs where they interview Matt Garska, an absolute beast of a drummer. He brought …

Take the Time to Get It Right

I’m coming towards the end of a few projects; one of which is my debut album. It’s taken the best part of 18 months to write, rehearse and record the music and I’m finally at …

Relish the Difficult Moments in Your Musical Pursuits

As musicians, many of us have come up against frustrating, demotivating and depressing moments within our musical endeavours whether in practice or performance. Whether a poorly rehearsed gig, an embarrassing wrong note or an underconfident improvised solo these …

Resting on your laurels.

Resting On Your Laurels

A psychologist who I follow wrote once about what he called ‘vegetating in potential’. It is a concept I had never heard phrased so clearly before and it shocked me into awakening to an aspect …

Jack Vaughan - Lean Musician

Opening Thoughts by Jack Vaughan

I’m so happy to be writing this post, as it’s my first one on Lean Musician, the platform Tom and I have been cooking up for about a year now, and it’s finally here. Hello! My …

Thomas Solomon Gray

Opening Thoughts from Thomas Solomon Gray

Music can be a wonderful medium for self-expression, self-discovery and creativity, but more often than not our traditional learning processes can cause many of us to feel deterred and uninspired. I’ve been lucky with respect to …