“It says things that words can’t.”
“It’s a form of self-expression.”
“That record got me through some really dark times.”
These are some of the most common phrases people use to describe music. And why not? Music is a passionate and beautiful tool for growth and self-discovery. It heals, moves, and inspires. So why isn’t music taught in a way that facilitates these things? In school, private lessons and even most online resources, we learn how to play songs that other people have written. We learn how to read sheet music, all about chords and scales, and heck, you might even be able to tell me what the secondary dominant of a vi chord in the key of C major is off the top of your head. We learn all of the fundamentals, but somehow miss learning most important part: expressing ourselves and connecting with the people around us.
Learning the mechanics of an instrument is only half the battle and about a tenth of the joy. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, exploring the psychological side of music can lead to becoming a better musician, learning about yourself, and living a happier, more fulfilled life. My mission is to help you become the best musician and person you can be by delving into this uncharted path of musicianship. From learning the benefits of relaxation to overcoming stage fright, you’ll be amazed at what a little bit of mental well-being can do for your music and your life.