And So It Begins...

Honestly, I was done with the piano. I had gotten into UCLA on a full-ride piano performance scholarship – and seven weeks later, undeclared myself – performing with the UCLA Orchestra that spring as my last hurrah. While music really never left the system (film scoring and learning how to dance), with the piano – especially classical, I was done. I ventured back to the Colburn School in 2002 with “A Concerto for Claire”. It was a NON-autobiographical love story between two pianists and a dancer - incorporating a few Colburn escapades from my youth (like getting caught chewing gum at a competition, using bengay on your arms and then going to the restroom and a verbatim lesson on how to pl

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