For years, I have struggled with anxiety and depression and had never really taken the time to address it until about two years ago. The stress of building a business and bereavements within my family along with many other long-standing issues had begun to take their toll.
The ironic thing is, I spend most of my working life helping students to overcome mental barriers and to change the way in which they communicate with the drum kit. In turn, this helps their mindset and eventually their outlook on life. It’s often that I can read a students mental state and well being just on how they choose to sit at the drum kit and how they express themselves in a musical context. I suppose it’s always the way that people are often better at advising and helping others than helping themselves. Having tried and tested quite a few different techniques in managing this, I want to try and share these with all XYZ students. I also hope to involve the rest of the XYZ team to cover broader topics within this area.
I can only hope that the upcoming content in this blog will help our students and apply to their lives in some way or another.