Q: When did you know you were interested in music?
A: My favorite thing about all my favorite childhood movies was the music. I ended up with a keyboard at some point (I think because nobody liked my singing), and when I was about 8 years old my mom signed me up for lessons with a piano teacher in our neighborhood. Mrs. Meganson was wonderful! She taught me a lot, but what I really loved as a kid was that she would put Skittles on the piano keys when I did well lol! I was so motivated to earn Skittles that I usually had enough to share with my younger brother after every lesson!
Q: Did you have a hard time practicing when you were growing up? What made you motivated to keep up lessons all those years and then study music in college and graduate school?
A: I actually did not like to practice when I was growing up! And I'd be fibbing if I told you I learned to like it in graduate school! However, now that I'm out of school, I find that when