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Biography

Storytime: I started in music at the age of 3 and have been playing piano for over 20 years. I always enjoyed improvising (especially in my piano lessons) which led me to begin songwriting in middle school. What started as simply making up my own lyrics to the songs I liked became a much more serious passion after attending a choral festival of Eric Whitacre's. I really dug in to composition and songwriting and have been doing so for 12 years now!

I grew up on the music of EWF (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Luther Vandross, Kirk Franklin, Take 6

Inspirations: I've been greatly inspired by my faith, conversations with friends, nature, questions, and challenges. My music and lyrics are largely based around personal hopes, desires, and experiences.

Influences: My musical influences range from Choral, and Gospel, to Quietstorm R&B, A Capella, Jazz, Pop, Classical and Film music. Boyz II Men, Brian Mcknight, All-4-One, Michael Jackson, Rockapella, Take 6, Dietrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, Claude Debussy, Eric Whitacre, Dr. Robert H. Young, Thelonious Monk, Bobby McFerrin, Hans Zimmer, and Christopher Tin have been big influences on my writing and improvisation.