Jacob Slichter is a professional musician, writer, and teacher. He trains song leaders, deacons, and drummers at Saint Lydia’s and Not So Churchy, two congregations in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches nonfiction in the creative writing in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence. He is also the author of So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star, a memoir that details his experiences as the drummer for Semisonic, a band best known for their 1990s hit “Closing Time." For a glimpse into Jake’s ideas about creativity and learning, check out his blog, portablephilosophy.com.