Learning to play a musical instrument is, ultimately a self-directed activity. Blake Boles present a two-hour audio primer on getting it together for successful learning.
From the publisher:
The Art of Self-Directed Learning is a collection of 23 stories and insights that will help you become a more motivated and self-guided learner.
Drawing on a decade of research, adventures, and interviews conducted by Blake Boles (author of College Without High School and Better Than College), this book will inspire you to craft your own unconventional education, no matter whether you're a young adult, recent graduate, parent, or simply someone who never wants to stop learning.
Tips on getting organized, setting goals that make sense, and how to find a coach. Illustrated with inspirational stories drawn from his experience working with teenagers.
I'm on my second listen in a week. Goodreads gives it 4 stars out of 5.
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.