A famous truism of music accomplishment is, "we are who we listen to".
Try this experiment.
book of the week: more on this book in another blog.
The Psychology of Performance
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.