I am a singer and songwriter. Also, leader of the band Jutty Ranx.
In the morning, I will write for an hour, after which I'll usually head to the studio to flesh out my ideas with a producer. Depending on the schedule, I might have a 2 hour rehearsal in the early evening. Then more writing before bed.
Get a taste for the local music in the city that you live in.
Here's the first step for high school students
Start looking for artistic influences that are not necessarily the status quo or "hip."
"You should get an education"