How to reach your true musical potential

Join the select group of musicians who’ve discovered the path to playing great music without endless hours of practice

It was a clear autumn morning, twenty years ago, when two young boys sat down at the piano for their first ever lesson.

Their situations were almost identical. Both bubbled with enthusiasm to play music for the first time. Both had parents who were supportive and encouraging.

And they both practiced hard. Excited by dreams of the beautiful music they would make as they got better and better.

They both kept that dedication to music over the years. And today, they’re still alike in many ways.

But there’s a difference…

One gets asked to play wherever he goes. And when he starts playing, the room just lights up. Everyone stops talking to focus their attention on the beautiful music he produces.

The other actively hopes that no-one will ask him "Do you play?". Because it only takes a few notes before people start looking for an excuse to leave the room.

What made the difference?

The obvious conclusion is that one musician is more talented than the other. Or that he worked harder.

But that’s not it at all.

Ultimately, it simply came down to clarity about where they were heading.

The first musician had a roadmap for his journey. While the second was essentially directionless.

And that’s exactly why I’m writing this – to help give you clarity. Because it can make a similarly big difference for you. Or for any musician…

When you’ve got the best route mapped out then all you have to do is follow the path. You’ll hit your goals quickly and easily.

But you need to follow a specific type of roadmap that I’ll explain in just a minute.


Without a clear set of directions you’ll spend your time going round in circles. Or running into dead end after dead end.

The same amount of effort leads to completely different levels of achievement.

All sorts of things are possible when you have the perfect map to follow. Imagine if…

  • Your practice sessions are so effective that other musicians regularly comment on your progress
  • Playing feels effortless. Music just flows out freely the way you imagine it in your head – unrestricted by technical barriers
  • You feel relaxed and confident that you're getting full value for all the effort you put in
  • You consistently play your best when it counts. You feel proud of your performances – and enjoy them fully too
  • Every single day moves you another step closer to achieving your true musical potential
  • You’re a more competent, more confident musician

If that seems a long way from how things are right now, then I can understand that you might be sceptical.

So many musicians get stuck or move forward slowly and assume that’s inevitable.

But just a few key insights could totally change that… the trouble is that most people don’t know what they are.

You’d be capable of so much more if you just put two or three extra skills in place. Or if you could remove one single disastrous blockage.

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Once you’re aware of these, it's quick and easy to make the changes that get big results.

The lucky few who do these things naturally (or stumble on them unknowingly) get called talented. The rest assume they "haven't got it".

Below, I'm going to explain precisely how I and many of my students have uncovered hidden potential for vastly accelerated progress in our music. Including breaking through blocks that had held us back for months or even years.

You don't need to work harder. Or discover previously hidden talents.

And this didn’t take months or years of study and experimentation. It required less than half an hour a day for 7 days.

But first, I need to tell you a quick story...

Focus on the things that matter

I never thought my PhD in Theoretical Physics would show me how to teach other people about music...

But at its core, music is just physics applied to sound. And – looking back – I think that degree is one of the reasons I've been able to accelerate as quickly as I did… and teach others to do the same.

One of my biggest strengths has always been identifying the things that REALLY make a difference.

And then making sure that I focus relentlessly on those key factors.

But, for many years, I hadn’t deliberately applied this to playing and teaching music.

Which is kind of embarrassing…

Because, before music became my main focus, understanding the key factors was how I made my living for decades.

First, with my PhD. And after that…

Heck - it was pretty much my *job* description for 12 years...

I was head of a whole analytical profession for a large UK government department (playing lots of music on the side, of course).

I was trusted to help senior politicians spend billions of pounds of public money effectively. And to deliver the real-world results they’d staked their careers on when they campaigned for election.

My special skill was to look at all the activities that were going on and analyse which ones really mattered...

And which ones were ineffective distractions.

Plus, I'd take a leap further and identify the things that were missing. Often, the biggest improvements came from adding one tiny but vital activity.

A lot of the way I did this was through applying Systems Thinking. In other words, I looked at the big picture as a whole rather than breaking everything down into independent parts.

Eventually, I realised that these ideas were just as effective when I applied them to music.

Because looking at systems holistically like this allows you to find small and simple things that have huge impacts on your playing.

And I’ve found a way to package all my insights into a simple roadmap that any musician can follow to massively accelerate their progress.

In case you don’t know me already, I’m Mark Morley-Fletcher – a jazz guitarist and educator. I'll show you the roadmap in just a minute.

But first, I want to share with you a couple of big ideas that hold the secret to reaching your true potential as a musician.

Effort and “talent” aren’t the limiting factors

It's easy to believe that you're limited by one of two things...

Either by the amount of time, blood, sweat and tears you're willing to put into improving your music.

Or by talent. Whether you were lucky enough to be born with what it takes - or you missed out in the genetic lottery instead.

And both of those things can be limiting factors - in SPECIAL circumstances...

But the truth is that most musicians never get close to the point where those are the factors holding them back.

There's a whole range of skills that you need to develop or draw on to get the most out of your journey in music. But most musicians only think about a very narrow range of these.

They simply don't realise how many other areas sit outside what you'd normally consider "music skills" but which are equally important for their progress.

Things like:

  • Your choice of goals
  • How you practice
  • The people you surround yourself with
  • Your mindset and beliefs

All of these and more have a huge impact...

A lot of them go under the radar because they're *meta* skills.

They're not the direct musical results that you want. Rather, they're skills that allow you to learn music at a vastly accelerated rate.

A few people will already have them dialled in perfectly through luck (or some sort of instinct).

But most of us are a LONG way from optimal in these hugely important areas.

That can seem like a bad thing. But it's actually good news...

If you're nowhere near your limit, then you can typically make big strides forward really fast. And with relatively little effort.

So there are big wins for the taking in these individual areas.

And, more than this, some of these areas act as a brake on your music as a whole if they're not dialled in.

Once you do the work to improve them, you open up the possibility of faster and easier improvement in other areas where perhaps your progress had stalled.

You might be thinking:

"That all sounds great in theory... But how does it help me in practice?"

Because different musicians will have different blind spots.

And different things matter to musicians with different goals, in different circumstances, and at different stages on their journey.

Well, I used my experience with analysing complete systems to bring the various key areas together and turn them into a simple roadmap. Any musician can follow it to identify the priorities that really matter to them as an individual.

Introducing the True Musical Potential Roadmap

As you progress in your playing, the horizon may not seem to get any closer

I uncovered a wealth of insights when I applied my analytical expertise to my years of teaching and playing music. I've condensed those insights into a 1-week course called "True Musical Potential Roadmap".

It applies to any instrument (including singers) and any style of music. Musicians at all levels – from occasional amateurs through to teachers and full-time pro performers – have all gone through the course and got outstanding results.

This is not comprehensive training on every detail of the skills you need to be the best musician you can be.

Instead, it takes you through the most important areas that every musician needs to have in place to maximise their progress.

These are things that any musician can do. But most simply don't do some, or even all of them.

After just a few short lessons you’ll immediately be able to identify the few key areas that have a disproportionately large impact on your progress…

So that you no longer waste your time pouring huge amounts of effort into other areas that won’t make a significant difference.

Here's the deal:

The course doesn’t teach you MUSIC directly. It helps you uncover and develop the skills and states that allow you to learn music much faster...

Check out what these musicians have to say about the True Musical Potential Roadmap:

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"I had so many insights [...] I highly recommend this course to all musicians"

"I was struggling to maintain my practice, and especially my regular improvement. Every lesson of this course was practically written for me! I had so many insights, from why I was playing the cello in the first place, to why I always played really badly in lessons and in the concerts.

Mark Morley-Fletcher is both a psychologist and a musician, and his take on research, his explanations, and even his stories, were of tremendous value to me. Thank you so much, Mark. I can highly recommend this course to all musicians, whatever they play (or sing)."

- John Towell (cellist - UK)

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"Suddenly everything made sense [...] This is a brilliant course"

"The course enabled me to articulate my ultimate goal in music and suddenly everything seemed to make sense. Further work on the course enabled me to put a practical framework around this and, after a bit of a low-energy lull, I am fired up and ready to dive in once more - only this time with a much better plan. This is a brilliant course to learn how to make your musical experience the best it can be."

- Elaine Bailey (flute-player - UK)

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"I enjoyed the daily lessons - short but packed with info and strategies"

"I really loved this course. I enjoyed the daily email lessons. They were relatively short but packed with lots of info and strategies. I use these strategies in my everyday practice and my current video performances. It really helped me to realize what I do want to achieve and gave me the right mindset to get there."

- Steve Mallis (guitarist - USA)

Could you work all this out on your own?

Maybe. It's possible but I doubt it...

You could spend years investigating the multiple different factors that contribute to musical progress, study which ones really matter and how they interact with each other… then distil what you've learned into a simple roadmap that any musician can follow to take their playing to the next level.

OR you can take this course and learn all of this in just 7 days, while I hold your hand through the process and reveal the key areas you need to be aware of.

By the end of the course you'll have clarity about what is currently holding you back. And how you can address this to open up exciting new opportunities for progress.

Perhaps more importantly, you'll have rekindled belief in your potential as a musician.

Here's just a small taste of what you'll learn inside the course:

Phase #1: Strategy (Days 1-3)

  • Why the key principles that REALLY affect your progress can be counterintuitive (and how understanding this gives you an unfair advantage over other musicians)
  • The 2 worryingly common thought patterns that stop musicians from getting the help that could rapidly accelerate their progress and smooth obstacles from their path
  • Why your “team” plays a vital part in your musical progress (and how any musician can build an effective one by carrying out a “team audit”)
  • The 2 simple questions to ask yourself which will reveal whether you’re working on the right topics or not
  • Why the “80/20 rule” for music is unique to each individual musician. And how to find your own version for maximum progress
  • 3 simple techniques to increase your motivation to practice (leading to faster, easier improvement)
  • Why having an “ultimate goal” helps everything else you’re working on as a musician fall into place (and how to find yours)
  • The 2 reasons why most musicians ignore many of the topics that are actually MOST important for their progress
  • Why “thinking like a gardener” holds the key to enjoyable practice that delivers better results in the long-term

Phase #2: The Physical side (Days 4-5)

  • The 2 key elements of effective practice that allow you to achieve more in less time
  • Why your technique is often not the REAL problem when you struggle to play something (and what is instead)
  • Why practice can actually increase the chance that you’ll make mistakes (and the simple fix to prevent this)
  • The element of music that’s frequently overlooked, but which makes everything sound much better (working on this is often the easiest way to take your playing up a level)
  • Why progress within a practice session doesn’t mean that you’re improving over the long-term (and an alternative target to aim at for results that stick)
  • Why playing a musical instrument is NOT your real aim as a musician (and what should be instead)
  • How one student got incredible results from just 1 minute’s practice a day

Phase #3: The Inner Game (Days 6-7)

  • The single mindset that has the biggest impact on whether you play well in performance (and how to train it)
  • A simple 2-step recipe for building your self-belief (deliberately working on this gives you an almost unfair advantage over other musicians)
  • The 3 mental skills that you can use in the moment to boost your playing and your enjoyment (they ALL improve with practice. But most musicians don’t work on them)
  • The attitude that gets you through tough times (research shows that this is a much better predictor of achievement than “talent”)
  • How your emotions affect your playing (and what you can do to turn this to your advantage – it holds most musicians back)
  • The 3 mindsets that musicians need to achieve progress and enjoyment (and the different aspects of music that each one contributes to)
  • Why “talented” musicians may make fast progress to begin with but then get stuck (and what allows greater achievement in the long-term)

Here's how it works when you start the True Musical Potential Roadmap today:

The course is delivered to you via email. I do this because it helps you learn.

There’s no hassle with remembering passwords or logging into a fancy members area. I’ve found that if I just email you the content directly in bite-sized chunks then you’re more likely to succeed.

So here’s what you’ll get:

  • Daily bite-sized lessons delivered straight to your inbox for 7 days. Each lesson shows you one key area that has a disproportionately large impact on your musical progress.
  • Simple but powerful daily exercises that you complete to assess exactly how you’re placed on each day’s topic. Each exercise will only take you a few minutes.
  • A wrap-up lesson to help you turn the insights from the course into concrete next steps. You’ll know exactly where to focus your efforts to accelerate your progress and break through existing barriers.

This is the only course I know of that gives you the complete view of everything you need to succeed as a musician.

The material inside the roadmap has the ability to transform your music for ever. It can accelerate your results for years or even decades to come because you won't waste time doing the things that don't work...

Instead, you'll focus relentlessly on the few key areas that make all the difference.

So I reckon $100 would be more than a fair price.

But I believe this is knowledge that every musician deserves to have. So I want to make it available to as many people as possible.

So I’m giving you the roadmap for just $30.

That’s less than the cost of a single music lesson in order to get the insights that could transform your progress as a musician.

All you have to do is hit the "Join now" button below to get all of this right now.

For one week and $30, what do you have to lose?

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"Opened my eyes to key gaps in my current approach - a great course"

"Mark's True Musical Potential Roadmap course opened my eyes to various key gaps in my current approach towards pursuing improved musicianship. This is a great course to help musicians strategically identify important aspects affecting their potential growth and realization of goals."

- Kathy Spencer (pianist - Canada)

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"This is a wonderful course"

"Music is far too vast a subject to not bring your attention to the direction you are going and how you are going about the tasks that you need to do to progress as efficiently as you can. This is a wonderful course that gets you to do just that."

- Martin Corcoran (saxophonist - Ireland)

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"I don't know how it's possible... but something is changing"

"I took this course because I finally want to get rid of my negative self-image as far as my piano playing is concerned. I don't know how it's possible and I don't believe in a quick fix, but something is essentially changing.

This course gave me a huge amount: text, videos with useful tips, insight. All this is helpful on my way to more enjoyment playing music."

- Fleur Prinsen (pianist - Netherlands)

Join now – completely risk free

I’ve spent the last few years creating high quality and effective training designed to completely transform the playing of musicians like you.

Over 1000 musicians have trusted me in joining my paid courses. And I’m so committed to getting you results that if for any reason you don’t feel that True Musical Potential Roadmap gave you huge amounts of clarity and value just email me at within 30 days and ask for your money back.

I’ll give it to you with no questions asked.

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I’m offering this guarantee because I’ve seen the impact that following the Roadmap has had on hundreds of musicians just like you. I know it works.

I don’t want you to have to wonder whether to invest in yourself. So I’m making it a complete no-brainer for you to try this out.

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So start the True Musical Potential Roadmap today and go through the entire course risk free.

You'll receive an email immediately with the practical details of the course.

The daily lessons themselves will begin the following day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What's included in the course?

This is a 7-day course. You'll get emails every day for 7 days when you start the roadmap.

These daily emails will be the bulk of the learning in the course. Each one sets out the key principles of the lesson and gives you specific actions to take.

There's also an extra wrap up lesson that shows you how to take the insights you've gained and turn them into a plan of action that will get you making much faster progress.

The big idea is that, by the end of the 7 days, you’ll have clarity about where you need to focus to make the most progress. And you'll know HOW you need to work on those areas.

How much time does each lesson take?

Each lesson only takes a few minutes to read through.

Some lessons have accompanying bonus videos. These are typically only around 10 minutes long.

Every lesson also comes with specific questions for you to reflect on. You can typically answer these in 5 minutes or less.

So none of the lessons will take you more than 20 minutes. And you'll be able to complete many of them in 10 minutes or less.

What if I can't complete a lesson every day? Can I take the course at my own pace?


The lessons in the roadmap will massively improve your music whether you do them as soon as they arrive... or later.

All the course materials are yours to keep for life. There's nothing to stop you saving them and going through the roadmap whenever it suits you in the future.

But I do encourage you to follow along in real-time if possible. I’ve noticed that the people who make the commitment to complete each lesson before the next one arrives consistently achieve outstanding results.

How do I access the course after signing up?

After you sign up, you’ll get an email straight away welcoming you to the course.

The lessons themselves start on the following day and run for 7 days. These are also delivered by email and contain links to related resources as well as instructions in the email itself.

Is there a guarantee?

Of course.

If you feel like you’re not getting any results in terms of clarity, motivation, progress and enjoyment…

Just send my support team an email and we’ll issue a refund right away.

I'm a pretty good musician already. Will this still help?

It’s highly likely.

Everyone I’ve met has blind spots. And it’s really easy to slip into bad habits without realising it.

I think a comment I got from Lucinda sums it up pretty well:

“In a nutshell, this course gives you several responses to very important practical matters you face as a musician. Some of them I had never thought about (but they made perfect sense!). Others I had pondered for a long time, but was missing the right direction.”

Is the course suitable for me if I'm not an advanced musician?

The roadmap gives you the most important fundamental principles that determine how quickly you improve as a musician. And whether you hit a "ceiling" and get stuck. And it shows you how to apply them to your own situation.

You can apply these concepts to any material you’re working on at any level.

(If you are literally just starting out and still learning to get a sound out of your instrument then maybe not ideal. But anything after that should be fine if you are serious about improving the quality of your music).

You’re based in the UK – so why is the price in US dollars?

There are students joining the course from countries all around the world. The US dollar is the currency that’s most familiar globally and so that’s what I use.

Testimonials from past students:

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"You will definitely find yourself improving steadily"

"True Musical Potential Roadmap is a concise course that encapsulates many of the problems associated with striving to overcome barriers that cause frustration and lack of progress.

By unbiasedly answering and examining the questions and by implementing the relevant suggestions, you will definitely find yourself improving steadily. I am now enjoying my musical journey, getting results and gaining confidence."

- Purly Henderson (pianist - Australia)

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"This course has provided me with wonderful concepts that I can use, both in music and in my life"

"I signed up to this course because I have been so impressed by the work Mark does to demonstrate that musical expertise is not as a result of where you were born, how naturally talented you are or how much training you've had. Rather, mindset is the single biggest factor in how quickly you will progress.

This is a relatively new concept to me so doing this course has provided me with some wonderful concepts that I can use, both in music and in my life and work. Thank you Mark!"

- Adrian Wales (pianist - UK)

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"This course is invaluable"

"I had already changed up my practice routine after being on another course produced by Mark. The True Musical Potential Roadmap helped me check in with myself to make sure that I wasn’t lacking in any area, and where I was, I changed it. As a result of the changes I’ve made I am much clearer on my practice process. This course is invaluable."

- Sandra Onions (saxophonist - UK)

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"Will keep you thinking creatively for a long time. Highly recommended!"

"Mark's course is quite unusual - perhaps even for those who have listened to his YouTube Videos. He dives deep into the relationship between musical goals, mental and social skills and aspects of lifestyle.

If you take his lessons seriously, they will keep you thinking creatively about your musicianship for a long time. Highly recommended!"

- Christoph Ploner (guitarist - Germany)

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"Seize the opportunity to do one of Mark’s courses & see where it takes you"

"I had completed Mark’s Practice Multiplier Course & was very happy with the progress I was making so I seized the opportunity to go further with the TMPR Course. It has given me a big boost of confidence. With Mark’s clear instructions & my answers to searching questions I have a flexible & clear plan to move forwards in a unique way.

Seize the opportunity to do one of Mark’s courses & see where it takes you."

- Jacqueline Regan (UK)

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"The course uncovered things in other parts of my life and helped me see where I apply them to music"

"The course uncovered things that I do in other parts of my life and helped me see where I apply them to making music. By seeing that I had succeeded in these areas, it became clear that I needed to take specific actions to ensure that I applied them to my music"

- Mark Leitch (pianist - UK)

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"The entire course serves me as a checklist"

"For me Mark's TMPR Course mostly works as a form of confirmation; He helps me solidify my inklings and hunches, as I get a lot of help from fields that seem far removed from music. Truths do not conflict. Also the entire Course serves me as a checklist."

- Jan van der Weel (Netherlands)

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"Mark’s courses are ALL very interesting and helpful"

"Mark’s courses are ALL very interesting and helpful. If you want to improve your skills and/or develop then just join the True Musical Potential Roadmap"

- Sante Zanco (pianist - Italy)

"It's difficult to find such great value"

"I'm big fan of Mark's work, he is genuinely interested in your progress as a musician. This course consists of bite size actions toward the right direction. It's difficult to find such a great value for what the course cost."

- JR Sierra

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