I actually first became interested in learning about music out of jealousy, of all things. When I was about ten years old I saw a good friend of mine playing outside my neighbor's house. I soon learned that he was there taking piano lessons. I did not even know that my neighbor taught piano. Thus, I too, wanted to learn to play. Apparently I was a fast learner, but what mattered most to me, is that I soon realized this music thing meant something to me. It influenced me in a strangely unique way, even at that young age. And in return, I needed, wanted to return the favor to music itself somehow. I decided I would never give it up, that it had to be a part of me for the rest of my life.
Philosophies on Music
I am a strong believer in the power of music. Music is arguably the deepest language we have, for it can communicate with great feeling, emotion, and fervor where words can too often fail. How do we describe with words the feeling we had when we listened and watched the most powerful and captivating moments in a film? We struggle at best. You have to be there, to experience it. Much like a failed attempt to relay a comical moment to someone who wasn't there to experience it, we often just say, "I guess you had to be there". Music to me, will always be a time-based art. It is something that is experienced over time, ever changing. Music is fleeting! Still the power of music remains. What on this earth has more ability to suddenly and drastically change your mood, lift your spirits, or instantly recall some of the greatest films in your mind... than music?