The goal is to be able to hear in your music all the elements of a good performance.
Materials needed: Professional recording, a score, a pencil, good speakers or earbuds.
The trick is to pay attention to one element at a time.
Daniel Barenboim has some important thoughts on deep listening. Enjoy.
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.