ABOUT Lean Musician

Jack Vaughan

Composer, Producer and Teacher.


Welcome to Lean Musician.

For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with deconstructing, creating and learning music more effectively. This is what I try to teach at Lean Musician.

For me, creating music is about creating new worlds. The joy comes from working with simple building blocks and being able to create endless possibilities.

But the reality of it is not always easy. There are many, many skills to master and whilst there are infinite free resources you can find to learn from – in my experience, most don't guide you systematically and concisely.

My goal with Lean Musician is to continually teach music with the Pareto Principle in mind:

80% of your results come from 20% of your practice

In other words. There is a huge amount of stuff that you could learn and that you could do, but only 20% of that will actually make a difference and get you where you want to go.

Most of us don't have endless time to practice and develop our craft. So in the short time that we have, what is the most effective thing to work on? How do you know if you're spending your time well?

These are the questions I continually seek answers to, and my passion is sharing them with you all as I find them.

The future of Lean Musician

Lean Musician is still young. My vision is that it becomes not only THE resource for musical creators all over the world, but the Masterclass for musicians. That means in future, I will be bringing on new instructors and creators to expand the breadth of topics.

I also am deeply passionate about software. My dream is to build tools that assist composers and writers – using AI and systems that encourage composers to be more structured and more effective.

If you're interested in talking with me about either of these dreams, please get in touch with me via Twitter.