Every musician, from beginner to seasoned professional, aspires to create his or her own unique musical identity. The path to self-expression can be a daunting, solitary, life-long journey. This workshop offers a road map — and more than a few short cuts — to help you find your way. Together we will explore the concepts of intuition, authenticity and originality, and remaining true to ourselves while emulating our musical heroes. We’ll discuss recent discoveries about music and the brain, and how to make the most of our own individual backgrounds and passions. We’ll discuss how best to share our gifts, turning weaknesses into strengths and challenges into opportunities. Finally, we will learn proven methods of deep listening and concentrated practice handed down by the masters of jazz.