I started playing piano at the age of six, but parted ways with my instructor not long after taking up lessons and went on to learn by ear. Piano is my first and only instrument.
I am not a classically trained musician, but rather a classically influenced musical artist.
While my peers were listening to Will Smith and TLC, I was listening to Cat Stevens, Natalie Merchant, Annie Lennox, Tracy Chapman, Broadway showtunes from the 1920s, Erik Satie, Philip Glass, and film score by Yann Tiersen, Angus Lee, and John Williams.
Lyrically I'm inspired by great literature, prose, and poetry, such as Dickens, Poe, Plath, Keats, and Cummings (to name a few).
I've been recording for over twenty years and have lent my skills to a number of both up-and-coming and established musicians.
In 2014 I released an EP under the alias Whirlbone, which features internationally acclaimed violinist Paul Mercer.