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The Neurodivergent Musician

The Neurodivergent Musician

By Jon Hart

Welcome to "The Neurodivergent Musician" podcast, hosted by Jon Hart, an award-winning fingerstyle singer-songwriter. Join Jon and his trusty guitar co-host, Luna, as they chronicle the unique experiences and challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in the music industry. Through personal anecdotes and insightful discussions, Jon shares his journey of self-discovery, from initially being unaware of his neurodivergent traits to becoming aware of them and seeking treatment. Explore the obstacles he's encountered and the strategies he's developed to navigate the music industry as a neurodivergent musician. "The Neurodivergent Musician" podcast follows a thematic structure, covering a wide range of topics including mental health, learning an instrument, identity, and musicianship. Every week, tune in on Tuesdays for the main episodes diving into the neurodivergent musician experience, and Fridays for highlight episodes focusing on specific themes. Occasionally, guest episodes feature insights and stories from individuals, regardless of neurodivergent status, creating a space for shared experiences and diverse perspectives. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment for neurodivergent individuals and anyone intrigued or interested in the neurodivergent musician journey. Join us in the "Neurodivergent Musicians" Facebook group to connect with like-minded individuals and find additional resources. Your support at jonhartmusic.com/podcast is greatly appreciated and helps us keep the podcast running smoothly. Whether you're neurodivergent or a musician seeking support and resources, "The Neurodivergent Musician" podcast is here for you. Together, let's explore, learn, and grow in this inclusive community.
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#44 Collaborating

The Neurodivergent MusicianSep 25, 2023

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#44 Collaborating

#44 Collaborating

Join Jon in this insightful episode as he unravels the art of collaboration among neurodivergent musicians. From songwriting to recording and releasing music together, discover the keys to a harmonious creative process. Gain valuable tips on effective communication, setting boundaries, and celebrating individual strengths. Tune in to enhance your collaborative skills and unlock the full potential of your musical endeavours.

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Sep 25, 202335:50
#43 Anxiety (Highlight)

#43 Anxiety (Highlight)

As a neurodivergent musician, I've experienced firsthand how anxiety can interfere with our ability to perform, write music, and communicate with others in the industry. Today, I'm opening up about my own struggles and sharing valuable tips on managing anxiety, such as identifying triggers, practising mindfulness, reaching out for support, and creating a self-care plan. Navigating the challenges of staying true to our identity while making a living in the music world can be tough, and finding a balance between planning and taking action can cause even more anxiety. We'll also explore the impact of external events on our mental health and discuss how white noise and nature sound apps like Tide can help alleviate stress. Join me in this honest conversation about the unique difficulties neurodivergent musicians face and the strategies we can use to manage anxiety. Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc, head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.

Sep 22, 202305:55
#42 Performing

#42 Performing

Join host Jon Hart as he explores the world of performance tailored for neurodivergent musicians. In this episode, we'll guide you through setting up, soundchecking, and the art of connecting with your audience. Discover valuable insights to make every performance a memorable one. Tune in to the Neurodivergent Musician Podcast and find your stage presence.

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Sep 18, 202349:57
#41 RSD (Highlight)

#41 RSD (Highlight)

Do you ever feel like rejection and criticism hit you harder than others? You're not alone. Today, we tackle the often-overlooked issue of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) and its impact on neurodivergent musicians. Together, we'll uncover strategies for managing RSD, such as surrounding ourselves with a supportive network and engaging in positive self-talk, allowing you to continue creating and thriving despite adversity. Being an independent musician is challenging enough, but add neurodivergence and RSD to the mix, and the music industry can seem like a minefield. We'll discuss the difficulties in navigating ticketed gigs, coping with criticism, and the importance of having a strong support system in place. Our guest shares valuable insights into creating a safe space while performing and the power of connecting with others who understand neurodivergence to help mitigate the impact of RSD.Lastly, let's embark on a journey exploring the connection between neurodivergence and music. From undiagnosed to diagnosed, untreated to treated, we'll delve into the challenges of living with a neurodivergent brain and the self-doubt it can breed. By understanding and embracing our neurodivergence, we can empower ourselves and others, building a supportive community that validates our experiences and helps us navigate the challenges presented by RSD. So tune in, and let's grow stronger together!


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Sep 15, 202305:53
#40 Recording

#40 Recording

In this episode, host Jon Hart delves into the intricacies of recording and mixing, tailored for neurodivergent musicians. From creating a sensory-friendly recording space to advanced mixing techniques, discover valuable insights to enhance your music production journey. Embrace your neurodivergence as a unique strength, and create music that resonates with your individuality. Tune in for expert tips and a deeper understanding of the recording process.

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Sep 11, 202342:05
#39 Supporting Neurodivergent Musicians (Highlight)

#39 Supporting Neurodivergent Musicians (Highlight)

Imagine unlocking your true potential as a neurodivergent musician through support, resources, and a deep understanding of your unique strengths and challenges. On this inspiring episode, we chat with John Shortell, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Musicians Union, who sheds light on the vital importance of not only supporting neurodivergent musicians but also making the music industry more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Together, we discuss our personal journeys of self-acceptance and growth as neurodivergent individuals, touching on the power of the social model of disability thinking and the barriers we face in our daily lives. We also tackle the Musicians Union's ambitious efforts to create a central hub for advice on neurodiversity, providing valuable resources and a safe space for neurodivergent musicians to share their experiences and challenges. As we delve into the complexities of navigating forms and paperwork as a neurodivergent person, we explore innovative approaches like gamification and visual elements to make these processes more engaging and accessible. Don't miss out on this heartfelt and insightful conversation that highlights the power of collective action in making the music industry an inclusive and supportive space for all. Support the show. Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc. head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.

Sep 08, 202305:54
#38 Songwriting
Sep 04, 202344:14
#37 Neurodivergent Musician Life (Highlight)

#37 Neurodivergent Musician Life (Highlight)

In this captivating highlight, the incredibly talented Jon Gomm joins me for an enlightening conversation focused on the experiences of neurodivergent musicians. Together, we explore a multitude of aspects related to living as neurodivergent artists. The conversation flows freely, touching upon various intriguing topics. It's truly awesome to engage in this dynamic and thought-provoking exchange with Jon!

Sep 01, 202305:52
#36 Procrastination

#36 Procrastination

As creators who wear multiple hats, from crafting melodies that touch the soul to mastering intricate techniques that captivate audiences, we've all encountered the elusive spectre of procrastination. Join us as we explore the intricate dance between creativity and procrastination and how being neurodivergent might influence our experiences.

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In this episode, we dissect the art of postponing tasks and the impact it can have on our creative growth. We'll uncover the unique challenges that neurodivergent individuals might face when battling procrastination, from seeking novelty to grappling with perfectionism.
But fear not, for this episode isn't just about identifying the problem; it's about equipping ourselves with practical strategies to combat procrastination. From breaking tasks into manageable steps to creating structured schedules that accommodate both focus and spontaneity, we'll discover ways to harmonize our creative processes with our unique neurodivergent traits.
Accountability becomes our guiding light, as we explore how sharing our goals and progress with others can provide the external motivation we need to stay on track. And as we embrace the balance between enthusiasm and thoughtful planning, we'll find a path that allows us to navigate procrastination with grace and understanding.
Tune in to gain insights into your own creative journey and to discover how to cultivate mindful progress amid the ebb and flow of procrastination. As always, this episode is a reflection of our shared experiences as neurodivergent musicians, crafted with the intention to empower, uplift, and inspire. So, join us on this exploration, and let's create a symphony of growth together.

Aug 28, 202333:13
#35 Burnout (Highlight)

#35 Burnout (Highlight)

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that can result from prolonged stress and overwork. It can make you feel overwhelmed, drained, and cynical, and it can affect your productivity, motivation, and overall well-being. Burnout can happen to anyone, but it's especially common among individuals who work high-pressure jobs or experience chronic stress and anxiety.

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Aug 25, 202305:52
(Bonus) Song Idea #2

(Bonus) Song Idea #2

Song Idea #2 - Identity. Here's a song idea about identity-based on episode 2 of the podcast. To check out more of my music visit jonhartmusic.com or listen/watch on Spotify, apple music and YouTube. Let me know what you think. Jon :)
Aug 23, 202306:26
#34 Impulsivity

#34 Impulsivity

In this episode of The Neurodivergent Musician Podcast, host Jon Hart takes us on a captivating journey through the intricate world of impulsivity. Join us as we delve into the core of what impulsivity is, why understanding it matters, and how we can master the art of managing its diverse manifestations in our lives. From impulsive decisions in music creation and career choices to the dynamics of relationships and coping with addiction, Jon sheds light on the positives and pitfalls of impulsivity. Discover how this trait weaves its threads through various aspects of our lives and explore strategies to harness its power while staying grounded. Tune in for an insightful exploration of impulsivity's impact on our unique neurodivergent journeys.
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Aug 21, 202327:07
#33 Online Music Business (Highlight)

#33 Online Music Business (Highlight)

What if you could break free from the unpredictability of streaming platforms and gain control over your music career? This episode is a trip down memory lane, back to 2014, when we first dipped our toes into the world of crowdfunding with the launch of Rocketfuel. We share the pragmatism behind this move, how its predictability made it enticing, and how it turned out to be a successful venture for many artists.The episode also tackles the complicated world of streaming platforms and their gated communities. We take you through the hurdles of converting listeners to a main list, revealing the power of having control over your data and using platforms like email marketing to guarantee attention. We introduce you to the concept of the 'five circle funnel', guiding artists from attracting a crowd to creating a core of paying supporters. Rocketfuel's potential to make this possible is vividly illustrated. Tune in for a deep-dive into the music industry's trials and tribulations, our experiences, and how to make crowdfunding work for you.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 18, 202305:55
(Bonus) Song Idea #1

(Bonus) Song Idea #1

Song Idea #1 - Awareness

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the creative process of songwriting? Brace yourself for a captivating journey as I, Jon Hart, guide you through an impromptu songwriting session on Neurodivergent Musician podcast’s special bonus edition. Tuning my guitar to my favorite 'Jon Hart-isms,' I embark on crafting a unique piece revolving around the theme of ‘awareness.’ Get a taste of how I blend distinct sounds with words, resulting in a lyrical composition that emphasizes the importance of being aware, grounded, and awake.Imagine a song being created right before your ears! As you listen, you'll witness how I play with the guitar tuning and experiment with various sounds and ideas, eventually matching these sonic explorations with thoughtfully crafted lyrics. The cherry on the cake? You'll hear the birth of the lines: "more aware you are, more grounded you'll be; more awake you are, more that you see." Isn't that something you'd want to be a part of? Your thoughts and feedback fuel my creativity, so don't hesitate to share them. Join me, and together, let's keep the music alive and the inspiration flowing.
Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 16, 202306:14
#32 Emotional Dysregulation

#32 Emotional Dysregulation

Ever felt like your emotions are a runaway train when you're creating music? You're not alone, especially if you're a neurodivergent musician. That's emotional dysregulation, and it can affect your artistry in profound ways. Let's take a heart-to-heart walk through the complexities of emotional dysregulation, exploring how it can amplify the music-making process and even intensify our insecurities. As someone who has experienced these passionate states, I’ll share my personal journey and strategies that can help harness this energy into creating meaningful and authentic music. The voyage doesn't stop at understanding emotional dysregulation. We also need to find our balance in an often discordant world. Every neurodivergent musician navigates a unique set of sensitivities and experiences that can lead to feelings of disconnection. It's crucial to realize that this is a part of our journey and not a hindrance. So, let's talk about how to cope with the frustration of grasping concepts beyond our known sphere, and discuss the importance of gaining a bird's eye view on our emotional states. Here's to all the neurodivergent musicians out there, finding their balance between reactivity and mindfulness, and creating a symphony of emotions through their music. Tune in!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 14, 202333:37
#31 Music Career (Highlight)

#31 Music Career (Highlight)

Strap in for an emotional rollercoaster as our guest takes you through the highs and lows of a music career, intertwined with the challenges posed by a neurodivergent brain. From the monotony of teaching 30 hours a week, to the thrill of exploring the events market and collaborating with fellow musicians, this episode is a gripping tale of resilience, creativity, and the sheer love for music. Hear firsthand how the joy of musicianship can sometimes be overshadowed by the trials of leadership within a band, and the dream of performing at monumental stages like Glastonbury.Transitioning to a solo career might seem like regaining control, but it isn't without its own set of hurdles. Our guest shares candidly about it all - the joy of being a wedding musician with multiple bookings a year, the tough times when things crash, and the necessity of starting anew, like moving to an online platform. It's not all about the glitz and glamour, but the grit and determination that carries a musician through. The story of our neurodivergent guest doesn't shy away from the hard truths, giving listeners a rare insight into the different aspects of a music career. Tune in for this emotional, honest, and inspiring journey.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 12, 202305:55
#30 Executive Function

#30 Executive Function

Ever wonder how neurodivergent musicians navigate the journey of their craft, particularly with the challenges of executive function? What if you could unlock the strategies that help manage these hurdles and lead to a successful music career? This episode of Neurodivergent Musician sheds light on these questions, giving you a front-row seat to a conversation that unravels the complexities of the musical journey through a neurodivergent lens. From struggles with consistency in practice to difficulties with focus, time management, and organization, we leave no stone unturned.Imagine executive function as the conductor of our mental orchestra, gently guiding us along our creative journey. But when the conductor has a different neurological script, the journey isn't always straightforward. We dive into the heart of the matter, discussing challenges neurodivergent musicians face, such as task initiation, follow through on commitments, and self-monitoring. We also highlight practical strategies such as creating a structured routine, breaking tasks into manageable chunks, and harnessing the power of visuals. But we go beyond the hurdles, offering a beacon of hope and resilience. We touch on the importance of mental health, the battle against overwhelm, and the pursuit of balance. We emphasize the value of self-awareness, positivity, and self-compassion when dealing with additional responsibilities and pressures. Furthermore, we delve into the merits of having a support network and share resources such as project management tools and visual aids. By the end of our discourse, you'll have a wealth of insights, whether you're a neurodivergent musician or someone looking to understand and support one. Get ready for a deep dive into the world of neurodivergent musicians.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 08, 202338:28
#29 Music Education (Highlight)

#29 Music Education (Highlight)

Ever felt like a square peg in a round hole? That was my school experience as a neurodivergent individual. I was constantly misunderstood, under immense pressure to conform to neurotypical learning methods. This podcast rewind takes you back to those challenging times, revealing how fidgeting in class and looking out the window was more than just me being 'naughty.' It sheds light on my unconventional journey through a system that wasn't designed for learners like me.Why did I always gravitate towards the music department? Because music was my language, my means of communication and expression when words failed me. It provided a sense of solace, a break from the pressures of trying to fit into a mould that didn't understand me. Hear about my trials with impulsive talking, my struggle to read music as a dyslexic individual, and a touching encounter with my grandfather that would change my life. This isn't just about my past; it's a call to reassess how we view neurodivergent children and a testament to the power of music in navigating a neurotypical world. Tune in and let's change the narrative together.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 05, 202305:57
#28 Social Cues

#28 Social Cues

Experience a journey through the labyrinth of social cues as we, your hosts, unpack the challenges faced by neurodivergent musicians. This episode serves as a compass, pointing you towards strategies that improve understanding and navigation of this complex form of communication. We emphasize the importance of practising self-compassion and striving to educate others about the unique lens through which we perceive social signals. We believe that embracing our distinctive perspectives can transform social interactions from daunting to enriching.Ever felt overwhelmed by social interactions? You're not alone. We explore practical techniques to cope with social anxiety and to improve communication. Learn about the power of pausing and reflecting, using soundscapes and double breaths, and the importance of seeking clarification. We provide recommendations and insights on how you can increase your comfort level with social interactions through regular practice and support.Finally, we share actionable strategies for managing social cues, such as the "traffic light system" and utilizing fidget toys as coping mechanisms. As neurodivergent musicians, having a supportive system is crucial. We present ideas on how to develop this system and emphasize the importance of hydration before, during, and after social situations. Understanding social cues may be a symphony filled with intricate melodies, but together, we can harmonize our unique tunes in this social interaction orchestra. Tune in and let's master this art together.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Aug 01, 202339:11
#27 Stress (Highlight)

#27 Stress (Highlight)

Strap in for a ride into the fast-paced mind of a neurodivergent musician as we unearth the hidden struggles of juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. This episode promises you a glimpse into the minds of neurodivergent musicians, sharing the poignant metaphor of life's stressors being like bubbles in a bath - each stressor adds a bubble until the bath is full, and even the smallest addition can make it overflow.Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a Ferrari for a brain, but with bicycle brakes? Well, our journey takes us into the inner workings of a neurodivergent mind, exploring the whirlwind of constant movement and seldom at rest. As we navigate through the daily struggles of balancing family, work, and personal aspirations, we uncover how the relentless pressure often leads to overwhelm and procrastination, especially during periods of supposed relaxation. Tune in, this conversation is sure to resonate with many.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 28, 202305:20
#26 Sensory Overload

#26 Sensory Overload

Imagine being on a plane, the temperature fluctuating and every shift sending tingles down your spine. It's not the altitude, but an embodiment of sensory overload, a reality for many neurodiverse individuals like me. This episode tackles the complex world of sensory overload, particularly how it impacts the daily lives of neurodiverse folks. We delve into the root causes, from the brain's unique processing of sensory information to environmental and emotional variables. I share tried and tested strategies for managing this often overwhelming experience, like fostering self-awareness, regulating sensory input, and designing sensory-friendly environments. Ever wondered how ordinary scenarios, like family disagreements or weather changes, can trigger sensory overload? As we explore the impact of sensory overload on daily life, I unravel my own experiences, touching on heightened senses of smell, taste, temperature, and the physical sensations that come along. Most importantly, we discuss how to recognize the brink of sensory overload before it escalates.Navigating neurodivergent sensory disorders is no easy feat but understanding and treating ourselves should be our main goal. I share my personal journey of living with sensory overload, shedding light on practical coping mechanisms. From the role of medication to the therapeutic effect of breaks and environmental changes, we discuss various tools to lessen the intensity of sensory overload. Lastly, we touch on some simple yet powerful strategies to find relief, like chewing gum, earplugs, noise-canceling headphones, and even small tweaks to your living space. Join us in the Neurodivergent Musicians Facebook group to hear more about sensory overload, share your own story, and find a supportive community.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 24, 202344:34
#25 Managing Mental Health (Highlight)

#25 Managing Mental Health (Highlight)

Welcome to a heartrending episode centered on a compelling figure known for his music and resilience, fondly called Johnny Guitar. Journey with us as we trace the imprints of a tumultuous childhood marked by illness, foster care, and the inevitable toll on mental health, to the soothing solace Johnny sought in music. Immerse yourself in his narrative that seamlessly weaves in the struggle with addiction and the path to sobriety, striking a chord with anyone who's ever sought escape in the world of melodies and harmonies.As we continue to navigate this deeply moving tale, we also shine a light on the often neglected topic of self-medication within the neurodivergent community. Alongside, join us in a thoughtful discourse on grief and loss, laying the groundwork for an upcoming episode dedicated to these universal human experiences. This isn't just a story about a musician's journey, it's an exploration of resilience, the human spirit, and the transformative power of music. Tune in for an intimate, poignant narrative about life, loss, and the healing power of music.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 21, 202305:27
#24 Solo Musician Life (with Tommy Loose)

#24 Solo Musician Life (with Tommy Loose)

Immerse yourself in a captivating conversation tracing the eclectic journey of Tommy Loose, an accomplished guitarist and harp guitarist hailing from Lincolnshire, England. This episode offers an intimate look into his life as a solo musician, from his early days of learning to play instruments and forming his first band, to touring Holland and playing in renowned venues. A true love letter to music, the conversation evolves from the simplicity of playing purely for the love of art to the necessity of making a living from it, and how the mindset shift can alter the intrinsic joy of making music.Tommy offers a deep dive (pun intended!) into his musical influences, a nostalgic recollection of unforgettable tour experiences, and poignant reflections on the highs and lows of life on the road. Standout moments include a hilarious adventure at a Harley Davidson meet, a memorable encounter that led to his guitar being signed by Tommy Emmanuel, and profound insights into the challenges and rewards of a musical career. Equally engaging are his reflections on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry, and how his work with G7 has provided perspective during these trying times.This episode is not just about music, but about the human spirit and its remarkable resilience. Tommy speaks candidly about his neurodivergent tendencies and how he has learned to embrace them as strengths. He emphasizes the need for authenticity in art and the importance of constant adaptation and experimentation in an industry that is as dynamic as the tunes it produces. It's the perfect listen for those who seek an insightful conversation about life, music, inspiration, and the courageous journey of a solo musician. So, tune in and get ready to be inspired by the incredible story of Tommy Loose.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 17, 202301:14:33
#23 Working Musician Struggles (Highlight)

#23 Working Musician Struggles (Highlight)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time musician, especially for someone who's neurodivergent? Have you contemplated how communication, organization, and non-musical tasks play a crucial role in shaping your music career? Buckle up for a fascinating rewind to one of our past episodes as we dissect and illuminate the lesser-known aspects of the music industry. We share our experiences of managing bands and initiating projects, underscoring that the journey, while challenging, can be navigated with adequate preparation and realistic expectations.The episode deconstructs the meaning of being a full-time musician, emphasizing the importance of balancing 'heart' and 'head' in the business. The heart symbolizing passion and creativity, and the head embodying the business aspect of music. We delve into the significance of self-education in areas like sales, marketing, and finance to prevent expensive misunderstandings. We stress that music is not solely a finished product but a branding tool, a form of marketing that engenders audiences and trust. Pay heed to this enlightening conversation that promises to enrich your understanding of the music industry and equip you better for your musical journey.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 14, 202305:27
#22 Hyperfocus

#22 Hyperfocus

Ever find yourself lost in the depths of a melody, your mind humming to the rhythm of every strum on the guitar? That intense concentration where you're so in tune, so hyperfocused that the world around you simply fades away, might often seem like a superpower. This episode is all about this fascinating phenomenon, often experienced by us neurodivergent musicians. We delve into the science of Hyperfocus, its relationship to dopamine, and why it's often described as an optimal experience or flow. But let's not romanticize it entirely, this superpower does come with its fair share of kryptonite. So, we also explore the challenges that accompany it and how it can sometimes throw us off balance - like a wildly exciting, but slightly out of tune, guitar solo. Moreover, we'll share some practical strategies for harnessing the power of hyper-focus, finding the right balance between structure and improvisation, understanding your triggers, and setting boundaries for a more harmonious composition of our hyper-focus experiences.Of course, every musician knows that music is about connection - with oneself, with the audience, and with fellow artists. That's why we invite you to join our Neurodivergent Musician Podcast Facebook group and share your own experiences with hyper-focus. Additionally, we recommend checking out the ADHD Adults podcast with James, Alex, and Sam for more insights into ADHD and hyperfocus. So, tune your instruments, adjust your headphones, get comfortable, and let's strike a chord on this fascinating journey into the world of hyper-focus together.Join the facebook group hereSupport the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 11, 202333:09
#21 Honing Your Craft (Highlight)

#21 Honing Your Craft (Highlight)

Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed about not having enough time to practice your musical instrument? This episode promises to shift the way you approach your music practice, as we revisit a highlight from an older episode that provides practical strategies to maximize your musical progress. We'll talk about the limitations of conventional teaching methods that focus heavily on cognitive learning, and the wonder of embracing the emotional connection to music. Additionally, we'll delve into an efficient practice strategy: dedicated two-minute intervals of working on a weakness, followed by two minutes of pure musical enjoyment!As we move into the second part of the conversation, we'll debunk the myth that ample gear can automatically enhance your performance. Instead, we argue for the necessity of mastering your instrument first - be it a toy guitar or an upscale piano. We'll discuss the advantage of making your instrument readily accessible, how it can act as a prompt to practice, and the benefits of frequent, short practice sessions for building muscle memory. Also, get a sneak peek into a track I've painstakingly built over a year, exhibiting the muscle memory magic. This episode is your key to transforming your musical journey - getting more control over your practice time and methodically improving your skills. Remember to join us every Friday for more insightful episodes!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 07, 202305:24
#20 Mental Health Crisis

#20 Mental Health Crisis

Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of suicidal thoughts and plans. Please take care of yourself and seek support if these topics are triggering for you.Note: This episode addresses a sensitive and challenging topic, and it has been the hardest to put together. However, it is vital because the intention is to spread awareness, offer support, and let others know that it's okay to reach out for help. The content of this episode aims to provide understanding, resources, and encouragement to those who may be struggling. Please remember to prioritize your well-being and seek assistance if needed. You are not alone, and help is available.There's an unseen battle many musicians fight, a struggle that exists beneath the surface, hidden behind the melody and rhythm - the battle of mental health. This episode of the Neurodivergent Musician podcast is a raw and passionate exploration of my own journey as a neurodivergent individual, and it's a ride filled with resilience, despair, and ultimately, hope. The narrative unfolds around my experiences, the unique challenges I've faced, and the life-altering moments that have shaped my journey through the maze of mental health.I've stood on the precipice of despair, contemplating the darkest of thoughts. The relentless cycle of intrusive thinking left me feeling utterly trapped, with suicide appearing as the only escape from my turmoil. Yet, it was the smallest interruptions, like a well-timed phone call or the simple pleasure of a favorite chocolate bar, that managed to pull me back from the edge. Amidst the struggle, I found myself wrestling with my identity and misunderstood by those around me - until I embarked on a life-changing path of understanding and acceptance, guided by a transformative psychiatric assessment.Yet, the journey didn't end there. With newfound clarity and acceptance of my neurodivergent identity, I realized the importance of seeking help and forging connections with those who truly understand. This episode, stripped of pretense, is an open invitation for anyone battling their own mental health issues to reach out, feel understood, and be part of a community that truly supports and empathizes. Whether you're a musician, or just someone who knows the torment of mental health struggle, this episode serves as a beacon of hope and a call to action - because you're not in this alone.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jul 03, 202349:21
#19 Learning an Instrument (Highlight)

#19 Learning an Instrument (Highlight)

Are traditional methods of learning an instrument boxing you in? Are you feeling discouraged or even considering giving up? Let's shake off the dust and breathe new life into the art of making music in this electrifying discussion. I'll be sharing my personal journey, including the stifling early experiences with rigid instruction that almost killed my passion for music. It was a journey filled with strict tutors, robotic practice sessions, and the fear of failure ingrained by the examination system.As we dive deeper, we'll challenge the entrenched mindsets of typical music education. We'll talk about how these outdated teaching styles have caused many adults to abandon their instruments - instruments they once loved. But, it's not all bleak; it's time to dream of a more vibrant future for music education. One that cherishes the individual, one that encourages the expression of emotion through music. Let's re-imagine learning music as a lifelong journey rather than a race to collect certificates. Let's create a world where playing an instrument is colourful, personalised, and most importantly, joyous. Tune in and let's reclaim our love for music together!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jun 30, 202305:19
#18 Depression

#18 Depression

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the complexities of managing depression as a neurodivergent musician? Join us for a heartfelt discussion with Luna Micatar as we navigate the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals dealing with depression. Together, we explore the symptoms of this often misunderstood condition and shed light on effective ways to seek support, implement self-care strategies, and connect with a community to help you manage depression. But that's not all. Discover the transformative power of guitar therapy and the benefits of using open tunings and alternate tunings versus traditional standard tuning – a fresh approach to healing and recovery that might just change your life. We even touch on the idea of taking your instrument outdoors, connecting with nature, and savouring a therapeutic experience unlike any other. So, tune in and let the healing power of music guide you through the complexities of depression and neurodiversity. Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc, head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.

Jun 27, 202335:44
#17 Identity (Highlight)

#17 Identity (Highlight)

Ever felt like you're hiding your true self? As a fan of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, I can't help but draw parallels between the growth and self-discovery experienced by the characters in these tales, and my own journey towards unmasking my authentic identity. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, I saw similarities between my upbringing and the sheltered lives of the Hobbits in the Shire. Challenges and chaos in life can often lead to us hiding our authentic selves, but it's through overcoming adversity and finding stability that we can truly begin to embrace our unique identities.Join me in this special highlight edition of the Neurodivergent Musician Podcast as I share my personal experiences and reflections on the importance of embracing our true selves while navigating the sometimes chaotic journey of life. Relive one of our older episodes filled with fascinating insights and discover how Bilbo, Frodo, and the other Hobbits' journeys can teach us valuable lessons about facing our own fears and anxieties, and unmasking our authentic selves. Don't miss out on this captivating episode that'll leave you eager to explore your own identity and embrace your true self. So come, let's embark on this adventure together!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jun 23, 202305:21
#16 Anxiety

#16 Anxiety

As a neurodivergent musician, I've experienced firsthand how anxiety can interfere with our ability to perform, write music, and communicate with others in the industry. Today, I'm opening up about my own struggles and sharing valuable tips on managing anxiety, such as identifying triggers, practising mindfulness, reaching out for support, and creating a self-care plan. Navigating the challenges of staying true to our identity while making a living in the music world can be tough, and finding a balance between planning and taking action can cause even more anxiety. We'll also explore the impact of external events on our mental health and discuss how white noise and nature sound apps like Tide can help alleviate stress. Join me in this honest conversation about the unique difficulties neurodivergent musicians face and the strategies we can use to manage anxiety. Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc, head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.


Jun 20, 202325:57
#15 Awareness (Highlight)

#15 Awareness (Highlight)

Join the Facebook community hereDo you ever wonder how neurodivergent musicians navigate the challenging world of music? Our captivating episode sheds light on the importance of spreading awareness and understanding for these talented artists. Join us as we revisit the insights and experiences shared in our very first episode, discussing the struggles of finding quiet spaces in music studios, managing sensory overload while traveling for gigs, and interacting with others in the industry. Tune in and explore how essential it is to create a comfortable and sensory-friendly environment for musicians both at home and on the road. We also share strategies we've developed to cope with the unique challenges that come with being neurodivergent in the music world. By the end of this enlightening conversation, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the experiences of neurodivergent musicians and the significance of fostering inclusivity and understanding within the music community. Don't miss out on this eye-opening episode!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jun 16, 202305:06
#14 RSD

#14 RSD

Join the Facebook community hereDo you ever feel like rejection and criticism hit you harder than others? You're not alone. Today, we tackle the often overlooked issue of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) and its impact on neurodivergent musicians. Together, we'll uncover strategies for managing RSD, such as surrounding ourselves with a supportive network and engaging in positive self-talk, allowing you to continue creating and thriving despite adversity.Being an independent musician is challenging enough, but add neurodivergence and RSD to the mix, and the music industry can seem like a minefield. We'll discuss the difficulties in navigating ticketed gigs, coping with criticism, and the importance of having a strong support system in place. Our guest shares valuable insights into creating a safe space while performing and the power of connecting with others who understand neurodivergence to help mitigate the impact of RSD.Lastly, let's embark on a journey exploring the connection between neurodivergence and music. From undiagnosed to diagnosed, untreated to treated, we'll delve into the challenges of living with a neurodivergent brain and the self-doubt it can breed. By understanding and embracing our neurodivergence, we can empower ourselves and others, building a supportive community that validates our experiences and helps us navigate the challenges presented by RSD. So tune in, and let's grow stronger together!Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jun 13, 202333:24
#13 Supporting Neurodivergent Musicians (with John Shortell)

#13 Supporting Neurodivergent Musicians (with John Shortell)

Join the Facebook community hereImagine unlocking your true potential as a neurodivergent musician through support, resources, and a deep understanding of your unique strengths and challenges. On this inspiring episode, we chat with John Shortell, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Musicians Union, who sheds light on the vital importance of not only supporting neurodivergent musicians but also making the music industry more inclusive and accessible for everyone.Together, we discuss our personal journeys of self-acceptance and growth as neurodivergent individuals, touching on the power of the social model of disability thinking and the barriers we face in our daily lives. We also tackle the Musicians Union's ambitious efforts to create a central hub for advice on neurodiversity, providing valuable resources and a safe space for neurodivergent musicians to share their experiences and challenges. As we delve into the complexities of navigating forms and paperwork as a neurodivergent person, we explore innovative approaches like gamification and visual elements to make these processes more engaging and accessible. Don't miss out on this heartfelt and insightful conversation that highlights the power of collective action in making the music industry an inclusive and supportive space for all.Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Jun 07, 202354:01
#12 Neurodivergent Musician Life (with Jon Gomm)

#12 Neurodivergent Musician Life (with Jon Gomm)

Join the Facebook community here. When Jon met Jon! In this captivating episode, the incredibly talented Jon Gomm joins me for an enlightening conversation focused on the experiences of neurodivergent musicians. Together, we explore a multitude of aspects related to living as neurodivergent artists. The conversation flows freely, touching upon various intriguing topics. It's truly awesome to engage in this dynamic and thought-provoking exchange with Jon! Red Section = Insights. Amber Section = Improvised. Green Section = Recommendation🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the show. Thanks so much for listening.Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates.If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around. Support the show. Thanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.com. I'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.


May 31, 202301:41:60
#11 Burnout

#11 Burnout

Join the Facebook community hereBurnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that can result from prolonged stress and overwork. It can make you feel overwhelmed, drained, and cynical, and it can affect your productivity, motivation, and overall well-being. Burnout can happen to anyone, but it's especially common among individuals who work high-pressure jobs or experience chronic stress and anxiety.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - Our experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Diary/Notebook 🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
May 24, 202342:34
#10 Online Music Business (with Andy Baker)

#10 Online Music Business (with Andy Baker)

Join the Facebook community hereIn this episode, I interview Andy Baker from Resound Media about the process of establishing and managing an online music business. We delve into our individual journeys, current projects, and explore topics such as crowdfunding.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - Our experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Join the RocketFuel 10k Challenge🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
May 17, 202356:30
#9 Music Career

#9 Music Career

Join the Facebook community hereIn this episode, I explore the topic of launching a music career with a neurodivergent brain, sharing insights and personal experiences, as well as a recommendation. Despite encountering challenges while building my own career, I have persevered and emerged stronger and more resilient.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - My Experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Bandzoogle🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
May 10, 202330:37
#8 Music Education

#8 Music Education

Join the Facebook community hereIn this episode, I share my perspectives on the intersection of music education and neurodiversity, my personal experiences with music education, and a recommendation. Despite encountering difficulties along the way, I have emerged stronger and more resilient from those challenges.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - My Experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Free Beginner Guitar Course🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
May 03, 202324:49
#7 Stress

#7 Stress

Join the Facebook community hereAs artists, we often find ourselves in high-pressure situations, such as performances, collaborations, and deadlines. These situations can take a toll on our mental and physical health, and as neurodivergent musicians, we may experience stress differently from neurotypical individuals. However, there are various ways to manage STRESS and take care of ourselves.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - My Experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Engagement Boost🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Apr 26, 202332:45
#6 Managing Mental Health

#6 Managing Mental Health

Join the Facebook community hereDespite music being seen as a source of joy and artistic expression, research indicates that a significant proportion of musicians (70-80%) face challenges with their mental health. While depression and anxiety are commonly diagnosed, there may be underlying issues such as neurodiversity that require further attention, as was the case with my own experience.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - My Experience🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Help Musicians UK🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Apr 19, 202329:29
#5 Working Musician Struggles (with Andy Booth)

#5 Working Musician Struggles (with Andy Booth)

Join the Facebook community hereIn this episode, I'm joined by Andy Booth (music industry liaison, festival booker and artist manager.) and we talk about working musician struggles. From touring, teaching, transitioning and the entrepreneurial side. I thought I'd let the recording flow with this one, which is why it's around the 1h30m mark. Tons of golden eggs in there. 🔴 Red Section = Insights - Andy's background🟡 Amber Section = Improvised - Struggles with music and business🟢 Green Section = Recommendation - Trello🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Apr 12, 202301:27:53
#4 Honing Your Craft

#4 Honing Your Craft

Join the Facebook community hereAs a musician, it's crucial to strive towards constant growth and improvement. However, the journey of honing your craft can often seem daunting and overwhelming, especially for neurodivergent individuals. But fear not, in this episode, we will explore unique strategies and tips to help you elevate your musicianship to the next level.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised🟢 Green Section = Recommendation🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Apr 05, 202328:47
#3 Learning an Instrument

#3 Learning an Instrument

Join the Facebook community hereHow can neurodivergent individuals approach learning an instrument? First and foremost, it's important to choose an instrument that resonates with you. Whether it's the guitar, piano, drums, or something else entirely, selecting an instrument that speaks to you is crucial for long-term success. If you're unsure where to start, try listening to various genres of music and paying attention to the different instruments used.🔴 Red Section = Insights🟡 Amber Section = Improvised🟢 Green Section = Recommendation, which is Tutorful this week🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com👇🏻 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running 👇🏻Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Mar 29, 202328:36
#2 Identity

#2 Identity

Join the Facebook community hereIn this episode, Jon explores identity, which is complex and multi-dimensional, but it can be especially challenging for those of us who are neurodivergent, especially if there is a lot of internal and external chaos. Each episode is broken up into a traffic light format.Red Section = InsightsAmber Section = Improvised - Lord of the Rings analogiesGreen Section = Recommendation, which is Chat GPT & GrammarlyLike with every new project Jon is learning the ropes with podcasting. Give it a few episodes and he'll be in his stride - or not. The impulsive/convoluted babble is part of Jon being able to unmask and speak freely. Not something he's able to do much in the neurotypical world and music industry.🎵 December (Transition) from Jon's Annual album, which you can listen to on all streaming platforms or jonhartmusic.com. Support the showThanks so much for listening. Follow / DM me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for music and podcast updates. If you want to get in touch with your thoughts, suggestions etc head to jonhartmusic.comI'd love to hear from you and help build this community. If you know other neurodivergent musicians (or musicians who may be curious) please do share around.
Mar 22, 202327:39
#1 Awareness
Mar 15, 202326:10