I'm a 17 year old who lives in the Bay Area. 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 numerous partially completed musicals under my belt, a couple completed symphonies 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'm currently in the Advanced Jazz Band at Menlo Atherton High School, under the direction of Kent Kurrus. I'm also the pianist for the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington, and also play in the San Jose Jazz U19's combo. I am very lucky to be taking jazz and composition lessons with the amazing Larry Dunlap. 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.