As I child I was always interested and music and always had a natural knack for making beats and finding melodies in everyday things. So when my mother proposed that I take piano lessons I was happy at such an exciting prospect. During my first day of piano lessons I found very hard because I had to get used to making my hand movements very fluid and loosen my fingers and their joints. After I learned to read music I could play almost anything. My teacher was amazed at the rate in which I progressed through the lessons. After a year of my lessons in Lithonia we had to move and I was devastated. Little did I know at our house in Conyers my parents had bought me a new piano.
So for the next 10 months I bought piano sheet music of all the famous composers and studied it. Since I was only about 10 the music wasn’t that hard. Over the years I became a better sight reader of music, but nonetheless my parents found a new teacher for me to study under, Ms. Stephanie, so that I could strengthen my reading of time signatures and complex rhythms. At first the music Ms. Stephanie gave me seemed rather childish but I soon learned how to read music even better and I learned to play jazz and improvisations on the piano.
As I became better I made a friend named Josh who had been playing piano since he was 4. After I played what I had learned Josh would show me how to play other songs such as Ordinary people by John legend and Suffocate by J. Holiday. Now whenever I sat down I could play anything I wanted. Later I learned how to compose my own music and worked together with my dad Greg and made a song. So when I sat down at the piano I could play the song I composed and play just what I felt and get lost in the music and even make up new parts to my song. Music has been a very big part of my life and I continue to incorporate with anything I do.