Go younger, much younger. A thirty year old just sees and experiences the world differently. What ever you think you know about life, reconsider. You are likely incorrect.
I'm confident in only a few areas. And, that's mostly in my narrow business silo.
After that I'm ready for some new input.
Some examples that motivate me to seek out new perspectives.
So, how to find your own mentors and teachers? Look around your community and discover some skilled younger musicians, buy them coffee, and hire them to teach you if their ideas challenge you. At this age looking for someone to confirm our prejudices is not the way to go.
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.