Empowering Musicians to Achieve Their Creative Dreams.

I help independent artists build holistic work-life systems
and fulfilling careers on their own terms.

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all musicians want a successful career

But most get stuck in a cycle of 'hustle' mentality and sink into self-doubt.
Eventually burning out trying to fulfill someone else's definition of success.

This is why so many musicians today are finally realising that the focus has to shift on inner work first.

Almost all musicians I know struggle with:

* Self-doubt and poor information.

* Destructive competititiveness and peer pressure that is far removed from an authentic artistry.

* Lack of understanding on how inner work actually leads to true success. 

Welcome to the Holistic Musician Academy

This is your home to work on your artistic journey. Far away from the noise. And in alignment to your true, inner voice.

My name's T.L. Mazumdar.
 
For 25 years, I have been an independent musician amidst multiple continents and major cities.

Collaborating with world-class artists of diverse backgrounds both as a performer and educator.

I'm based between Berlin and Asia.

And am probably working with someone like you right now.

(Unless I'm onstage, or in the studio).

CHECK OUT MY PODCAST

Join me on 'Tapasya Loading' as I talk to some of the most respected and credible names from the world of music, arts, fitness and thought-leadership. Some of the guests have included icons like Kenny Werner, Sheila Chandra, Ariel Hyatt, Steve Maxwell, Benny Rietveld (Santana/Miles Davis), Udo Dahmen (Vice President, German Music Council), and many more. 

how I can help you

I offer mentorship and coaching in the following topics:

music

PIANO LESSONS 🎹
SONGWRITING 📝
PRODUCTION 🎛

Self Care

MINDSET COACHING 🧠
MOVEMENT TRAINING 🧘🏽
360° MENTORSHIP🥋

Artist Development

MUSIC BUSINESS 💳
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 📆
COACHING 🙌🏽

testimonials

'..zeroed in on the themes I was struggling with and came up with ways in which I could overcome them.'

As an artist who got a massive debut at a young age, I was struggling with an identity crisis. Everything felt meagre in comparison to 'playback singer' with A.R. Rahman.
T.L. swiftly zeroed in on the themes I was struggling with and came up with ways in which I could overcome them.
He treats you like and equal  and will, in fact, time and again insist you challenge everything he says.

Madhura Talluri
Studio/Live Vocalist & Singer-Songwriter. Music-therapist.
Chennai, India.

'..a lot of space cleared up as I understood where to channel my efforts, and what is not worth wasting energy on.'

You'll notice quickly how everything happens on an eye-level. Which means you're both student and the teacher. T.L. did a really great job of highlighting the different aspects of working in the industry. Especially understanding the differences between a 'freelancer' and 'entrepreneur'.

So a lot of space cleared up as I understood where to channel my efforts, and what is not worth wasting energy on. 

Tim Sensbach
Studio Musician/Artist.
Berlin, Germany.

'..such a comfortable, co-creative and liberal space for professional, mental and emotional exploration and growth'.

T.L. is a magician!! Every session was filled with profound insight, information and expansive perspectives. He has a way of seeing things deeply at their core, sharing knowledge and providing solution in simple, natural and unique ways.

It was such a comfortable, co-creative and liberal space for professional, mental and emotional exploration and growth. He is a fabulous mentor and a mind-blowing artist himself and just a dynamic, kind-hearted and passionate human who leads by example.

Sharanya Natrajan
Studio/Live Vocalist & Singer-Songwriter.Vocal-coach.
Mumbai, India.

'...resulted in an epiphany on how I needed to take courage and put myself out there.'

This was a synergetic experience where both the 'student' and the 'mentor' have the reigns to control the direction of the journey.

Active listening led to thought-provoking questions that pin-pointed some of the biggest challenges I hadn't even realised I was facing. And were intricately connected to my musical journey.

T.L.'s assignments and exercises sounded easy at first, but took more effort then I'd counted on once I started. But it never felt like instruction from a teacher to a student. More like a conversation between friends. And resulted in an epiphany on how I needed to take courage and put myself out there. 

Oais Halim
Producer. Composer. Educator.
Gujarat, India.

A message from T.L. 



I believe that you have all that it takes to be the artist you were meant to be. If you are willing to put in the work.

And more importantly, understanding what the work is.

 I want to build a community of artists who can count on each other for safe spaces.  

Professionalism. Communication skills.

And a benevolent, positive mindset.  

So we don't have to keep looking over our backs and concentrate on what we really want to instead.    

Make awesome art.  

It HURTS me to see artists both emerging and veteran misunderstand some of the simplest tools for a healthier and enjoyable artistic practice.
 
And keep losing their way cos' they put in what they think is 'work' in all the wrong channels.  

 So after 25 years of working as an international touring, recording, and teaching artist between 5 countries, I've finally decided to do my bit to help change that.    

My reasons are very selfish. I want to create a better eco-system for all of us.  

The nicest car ever made is useless if the roads don't work.    

This is me trying to contribute to building the good ones. 

GET A FREE 15 MIN SESSION WITH ME.

I call it a 'Discovery Call'

We zoom for 15 minutes to check if we can be a good fit to collaborate.

There are no strings attached.

What people are saying

'...T.L. gave my eye-opening views that helped improve my overall personality as a musician.'

My biggest challenges were learning to say 'no' and prioritising my mental health. I would pay attention to the smallest details and let it affect me negatively. T.L. addressed aspects of being a musician that no-one really talks about. We discussed mindset, getting over writers block, strategies to work with fellow artists and collaborators, performance etiquette and most importantly, self-care.

Sarah Shipchandler
Singer-Songwriter/Producer
Pune, India.

 Something that really resonated with me strongly was how the interconnections between apparently separate topics like 'self-care', 'Being' authentic, 'finding your core', 'the why' or even spiritual aspects of music were addressed during the course. And all of it in context to the artists practice. 

Ferdinand Kavall
Award-winning Producer & Composer.
Berlin, Germany.

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