Keep loving what you do, and remember that very few people are doing what we do. Be curious about everything, because what love and life you experience will become part of your music making.
Believe in yourself and have integrity in what you do. I think the most honest artists tend to be the more successful ones and they’re also the ones who are most likely to be gainfully employed.
Music should always be about something, be for something, be because of something. We spend years honing instrumental or vocal technique, and it is right that that is the primary focus of teaching, but what’s the point if we don’t try and use it to say something. People need the space at a young age to find what their artistic voice might be.
Don’t be afraid to explore other things……All our life experience feeds into what we do and how we can create and convey music with true feeling