Wayne Liesching


I believe I am a dedicated musician and artist whose core passion is to motivate younger musicians to follow their dreams in the very difficult music industry. Besides being a musician, my skills set includes composition, arranging, lecturing, producing, songwriting, music research, global artist collaboration and more... I develop music educational material and collaborate with songwriters and musicians through facebook and other social media platforms. I am passionate about music creation, music re-creation, music performance, and music absorption. My music videos range from performances of original compositions, cover songs, original instrumental music with odd video footage to make them more engaging and music tutorials and music for exercise. I have recently completed my first Marimba Book consisting of orginal marimba music. "Passion is not a feeling but a state of mind that we constantly live in – which gives us the ability to do what we are passionate about when we don't feel like it." (Liesching.wtcm.18)







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music ignites my passion to continue living in a corrupt world. Music helps me cope with my Aspergers syndrome and mental health issues.

What is your music dream?

To be able to continue composing music full time from home which is my safe place, the place where my creativity is at its best!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Music education becoming the core learning area in every educational institution from Grade R to tertiary level. Every subject can be taught with music as its core value. I would open up one music academy in many locations, that will operate both on location as well as online.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Song: "I could have Danced All Night" Instrumental: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

At the moment its Scott Bradleys Post Modern Jukebox

What inspires you to make music?

The creative urge inside of me, which is influenced by my personal struggles with my mental health, and current events or circumstances that are affecting my country or world.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That life as we experience it can be overcome no matter what we are experiencing. That things are not always what they seem.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Exhilarated, energized, powerful, passionate and satisfied.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Education concerning the music industry and business. Education concerning the "sharks" that prey on musicians who are passionate and just want to create beautiful music. Warning against money-hungry producers, record labels, or artist managers who want to shipwreck innocent passionate musicians who create music because they love it.

What do you think of Drooble?

Epic, legendary and revolutionary.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being heard. Creating beautiful passionate music, and not being able to make a living from it because it's not the preferred style. Feeling like I'm the only one in the world that appreciates my music. Rich Sponsors who have no music education wanting to establish music institutions or support for musicians, but have no clue on the heart of the musician. These Sponsors, expect the musician/artist to live a "normal" 8-5 office job existence plus put in overtime for free - and then manipulate them by paying them as if they were an admin clerk. This ultimately kills the creativity and passion of any musician and drives them to give up on their dreams.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes: I perform in the local orchestra as a pianist and lecture music at the university - educating and mentoring younger generation artists. My presence on social media is also very prolific.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Bull Dog Tenacity! The attitude of never giving up. Keep on keeping on matter what! Buring any bridges that could take you back to your normal 8-5 job experience - there is no turning back. Being single-minded and eradicating any doublemindedness form your thoughts or vocabulary.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Daniel James Collin Reid and his band "Solve the Nodus". Eva Cavaillé-Coll - pianist Gabby Kapps Grahame Harris Ricardo López Chávez