Pro musician, Education specialist, Thousands of students
I'm a specialist in music technology, a sound engineer and producer, as well as an educator and musician. I've lectured on this method of teaching at many major UK universities, including Cambridge University.
I have 20 years of experience as a professional touring musician. I've had 4 record contracts, accumulated millions of youtube hits, and appearances at major music festivals around the world. I've recently completed a post-grad in Education (Cambridge University), and I have 15 years of experience working with music and young people in very challenging circumstances - I know how to explain this stuff to people so they understand it :)
Playing an instrument has so many wonderful plus points. I've helped thousands of people to realise that actually, even when they thought they couldn't that they can play an instrument. It's not an impossibility and the benefits of that on people's sense of self and wellbeing, enjoyment, confidence, and identity are enormous - being a musician is a wonderful world of fun to be a part of.