In part 1 of this episode, Monica sits down with Drew Tucker - vibraphonist, educator, percussion director, composer, touring musician, cofounder of MalletLab, husband and father. They discuss how he started in music, hustled his first gigs, and shares the story of the first time he sat in on vibes when he was 15. They talk about being honest and being yourself in music making, some of the pathways available to do what you want to do in music and how Drew used social media to grow his business. He also shares the time he went to art school, learning to function best with adult ADD and dealing with anxiety with starting new tasks. We conclude Part 1 by talking about the importance of skill building, getting an education and doing the work. _____________ To support our mission, please consider joining our Patreon page - Patreon.com/BraveMusician. _____________ See the show notes at BraveMusician.com/podcast.