Tony Jeary has some sage advice to improve our ROE, Return on Effort. His advice? Become a Master.
Tony outlines five areas; here is my summary:
How does this apply to a musician?
Focus on a worthy musical goal: Mine is playing creative music in the Toronto art scene as a drummer and pianist at the highest level I can achieve without derailing my teaching studio.
I have musical coaches I work with regularly weekly
I plan my schedule by the decade, year, quarter, weekly and daily. Really I do.
Step four? I'm working on it. :-)
I receive feedback from my coaches, my practice and performance recordings, and my friends.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.