We’re here to give you the support you need as a musician, when you need it

What is The Real Human?

A global tribe of musicians

We know that some of the most powerful learning happens by sharing stories and experiences. That’s why we’re building a global network of musicians, to share openly and support you through the tough times.

A practical toolkit

We don’t just talk the talk, we also walk the walk. All of our learning experiences are designed with practical application in mind… To support you in trying out new skills and techniques in your world.

Tailored support

We can provide tailored support in the form of personalised learning journeys, group training and powerful coaching sessions. These are designed to propel your development forward. Just get in contact with us and we can explore what works best for you.

Why is this needed?

We believe that it takes a lot to be a successful musician. Not just the technical skill of playing an instrument, but also the ability to learn, observe, control and express our emotions.

That’s because wonderful though it can be, the music industry exposes us to highs and lows that no other industry would. Whether you perform at weddings, write music, or perform to millions of people, a career in music is tough.

Can music make you sick (a global report surveying musicians) highlighted that 71.1% of all respondents believed they had suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety. 68.5% reported they had suffered from depression.

We believe we need to talk about that much more. We need to be open about the challenges that musicians face, and support musicians to develop emotional strength and resilience… The stuff that sits behind the scenes affecting your ability to write / record / perform / sell great music. From building confidence and growing your network, to dealing with rejection, stress, loneliness and conflict.

Our vision is to create a global network and set of useful tools for musicians who struggle with the stressful, physically challenging and (sometimes) mentally debilitating pressures of working in the music industry.

The only way we can achieve this vision is to connect together passionate and talented musicians from around the globe and the only thing missing is your voice.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

The Real Human way

We’re NOT about fluffy hugs, surface level conversations and singing kumbayah (although we have nothing against the song or hugs in general). What we ARE about is authentic conversations, powerful real life stories and practical tools that you can apply straight away to make a big difference. This is about being HUMAN not perfect, and accepting that we all struggle from time to time.

Supporting and connecting musicians as real humans. Embark on a learning journey that will change everything… For the better.

The big ‘hairy scary’ mission

Everyone needs goals that both excite AND terrify them right?!

  • To ensure every musician has the access to support they need for a strong, sustainable career in the music industry.
  • To establish artist learning and development in hearts and minds, as an activity vital to the wellbeing of our musicians.
  • Putting personal development for musicians front and centre, firmly on the map within the music industry. 
Who’s behind it all?

My name’s Kristy Kurowski and I founded The Real Human.

I run this site but it’s not all about me, it’s about us.

Please join us in creating a community that will openly share real life stories, tips and tools to support each other’s growth.

You’ve had a unique musical journey so far, just a glimpse into your life could make a huge difference to someone else. Let’s share with authenticity and purpose.

Here’s the behind the scenes story for how The Real Human came about.

I’d love to hear from you, if you’d like to chat then please get in touch.