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Mental Health, the Myth of Talent, and Impostor Syndrome with Sydney Kjerstad of Smart Game Piano

This week on the Sound Business Podcast, we're interviewing the wonderful Sydney Kjerstad of Smart Game Piano!

Sydney Kjerstad is a pianist, entrepreneur, and founder of Smart Game Piano, an online piano teaching site that teaches musicians of all levels how to play piano through incredibly well-produced video game music tutorials. To date, Sydney has created *over 550* piano arrangements and tutorials for Smart Game Piano and shows no signs of slowing down.

In this episode, we talk about the myth of talent in the world of professional music, the mental health swings all creatives deal with, the impostor syndrome that we all feel, the birth of Smart Game Piano, building a team, how none of us can do anything entirely on our own, and so much more.

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