My journey through music most likely started with a keyboard that was gifted to me from my Great Grandmother nearly 20 years ago. Since then, music has been one of the biggest parts of my life.
I was surrounded by both a business-minded and a creative family. From dancers to financers, I was raised knowing and respecting the ability to play an instrument as a skill - just as much as carpentry or athletics! This mindset proved useful as, since the age of 16, I have been writing and recording not only my own songs, but songs that were written by others as well. This was my "side-gig" while I worked in Montessori for some years.
During my time as a Montessori instructor, I gained knowledge about how students - of all ages - learn and develop new skills. I apply thie idea of student-paced self-discovery to much of my instruction. After all, music should be fun!