I'm a 18 year old who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in New York. I've been making music for as long as I can remember. I was picking out songs on the piano when I was 3, started classical lessons at 4, wrote my first song when I was 5 (it wasn't long and it wasn't great but apparently it was a song!), started playing steel drum when I was 6 and began jazz when I was 7. Thanks to my great teachers and mentors, I developed a love for jazz, and although I play a lot of different musical genres, jazz influences show up in a lot of the music that I write. I love to compose and arrange - it's my passion and what keeps me up all night. I have a one-act musical under my belt, a couple completed symphonies, several student film scores and rescores, and a number of original jazz and pop tunes. Lots of people ask me who my music teacher is, and I actually work with several great people. I formerly was in the Advanced Jazz Band at Menlo Atherton High School, under the direction of Kent Kurrus. I was also the pianist for the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington, and played in the San Jose Jazz U19's combo. I am very lucky to be taking jazz and composition lessons with the amazing Larry Dunlap, when home, and with the amazing Michael Patterson in New York. I was fortunate to spend 4-8 grades as a vocalist and accompanist for the award-winning Corte Madera School Panache vocal jazz program. The director is Juliet Green, an amazing jazz vocalist and songwriter who has been with Clockwork and +4db. I work with Ruth Gerson on vocals. I was part of the SF Panhandlers steel drum band, led by Jim Munzenrider, for a few years. I played both lead pan and double seconds.