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I have been studying music on and off since I was 6. My main instrument I play is piano, but I also play handbells, ukulele and played violin at one time. I stopped playing piano for a period of time around when I was11 but decided to get back into again and take lessons when I was 15. I ended up stopping again a few months after that because the teacher I had at the time told me that because I wasn't able to read music and rhythm correctly I wouldn't get very far with music. Hearing that fueled me to be determined to fix my weak spots on my own (I guess you could say there was something inside pushing me to not give music up all together). From there I taught myself how to read music and learned so much more on my own then from a teacher.
In 2007 I began to study piano more seriously on a classical level learning Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, etc.
It wasn't until 2009 by ending up in a music theory class on a whim I was opened to the world of composing music and wrote my first piece. After that I began studying composition and in 2010 entered one of my works into a competition and won first place receiving the 2011 Jack Stone Award for New Music.
Now I really just enjoy doing improvisations and recording them along with still continuing to write compositions for different instruments.