At some point in our music study we reach a crossroads. A decision has to be made. Do we go deep or stay in the shallow end of the pool?
And, we know what they are. So we make our decision.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.