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Welcome to "The Neurodivergent Musician" podcast, where we delve into the unique experiences and challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in the music industry, as well as general musicianship. I'm your host, Jon Hart, a neurodivergent musician and educator, and I'm joined by my co-host Luna, my trusty guitar. Throughout the podcast, I'll share my personal journey of self-discovery, from being unaware of my neurodivergent traits to becoming aware of them and seeking treatment. I'll also discuss the obstacles I've faced and the strategies I've developed to navigate the music industry as a neurodivergent musician. While the podcast is primarily a solo show, we'll occasionally bring on guests who share their own experiences and insights, whether they're neurodivergent or not. Our format includes two neurodivergent episodes, two musicianship episodes, and one guest episode, which we repeat. This podcast is for anyone who is neurodivergent or a musician looking for support and resources. To support the podcast and keep it running, there are three options you can choose from. The first option is to leave a review on a streaming platform such as Apple Podcasts. The second option is to become a monthly supporter of the show by visiting jonhartmusic.com/podcast, with monthly subscriptions ranging from $3 to $10. Lastly, you can also take part in the crowdfunder for my neurodivergent album and select one of the available packages at jonhartmusic.com/neurodivergent.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to "The Neurodivergent Musician" podcast, where we delve into the unique experiences and challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in the music industry, as well as general musicianship. I'm your host, Jon Hart, a neurodivergent musician and educator, and I'm joined by my co-host Luna, my trusty guitar. Throughout the podcast, I'll share my personal journey of self-discovery, from being unaware of my neurodivergent traits to becoming aware of them and seeking treatment. I'll also discuss the obstacles I've faced and the strategies I've developed to navigate the music industry as a neurodivergent musician. While the podcast is primarily a solo show, we'll occasionally bring on guests who share their own experiences and insights, whether they're neurodivergent or not. Our format includes two neurodivergent episodes, two musicianship episodes, and one guest episode, which we repeat. This podcast is for anyone who is neurodivergent or a musician looking for support and resources. To support the podcast and keep it running, there are three options you can choose from. The first option is to leave a review on a streaming platform such as Apple Podcasts. The second option is to become a monthly supporter of the show by visiting jonhartmusic.com/podcast, with monthly subscriptions ranging from $3 to $10. Lastly, you can also take part in the crowdfunder for my neurodivergent album and select one of the available packages at jonhartmusic.com/neurodivergent.

Language:

English

Contact:

07727181489


Episodes

#13 Supporting Neurodivergent Musicians with John Shortell

6/6/2023
Join the Facebook community here 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 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.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.

Duration:00:54:01

#12 Neurodivergent Musician Life with Jon Gomm

5/30/2023
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! πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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 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.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.

Duration:01:41:59

#11 The Inevitable Burnout

5/23/2023
Join the Facebook community here 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:42:36

#10 Online Music Business with Andy Baker

5/16/2023
Join the Facebook community here In 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:56:30

#9 Building a Music Career

5/9/2023
Join the Facebook community here In 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:31:40

#8 Pursuing Music Education

5/2/2023
Join the Facebook community here In 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:25:51

#7 Dealing with Stress

4/25/2023
Join the Facebook community here As 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:33:48

#6 Managing Mental Health

4/18/2023
Join the Facebook community here Despite 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:30:32

#5 Working Musician Struggles with Andy Booth

4/11/2023
Join the Facebook community here In 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:01:28:56

#4 Honing Your Craft

4/4/2023
Join the Facebook community here As 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:29:49

#3 Learning an Instrument

3/28/2023
Join the Facebook community here How 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. πŸ”΄ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸ» 3 options you can do to keep the podcast running πŸ‘‡πŸ» 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.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.

Duration:00:29:38

#2 Finding Your Identity

3/22/2023
Join the Facebook community here In 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 = Insights Amber Section = Improvised - Lord of the Rings analogies Green Section = Recommendation, which is Chat GPT & Grammarly Like 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.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.

Duration:00:27:39

#1 Spreading Awareness

3/15/2023
Join the Facebook community here In this episode, Jon Hart explores what it means to be a neurodivergent musician, spreading awareness, the challenges we face, and how we can work together to create a more inclusive and supportive music industry. Each episode is broken up into a traffic light format; Red Section = Insights Amber Section = Improvised Story Green Section = Recommendation, which is the ADHD Adults Podcast Like 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 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.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.

Duration:00:26:10