The power of music has changed my life. It’s allowed me to see things differently, as well as from somebody else’s perspective. I first fell in love with music when I was eight years old. This led me to learn to play piano, guitar, sing, write lyrics, and compose music for the lyrics. The most fascinating part of it all is seeing something progress from a simple thought or phrase into a full production. I get song ideas throughout the day – even through sleeping – and it always turns into something that I’m incredibly proud of. I love creating music that expresses the feeling the lyrics give. For example, if a song is mysterious and leaves you wondering about everything, I love when I can apply the same feeling to music. I am hoping to learn the violin this summer because string instruments have a way of pulling my heart. I think they sound so beautiful. My favorite instrument to play is the piano. I began playing piano when I was 11 years old and haven’t stopped. I started composing my own music after a few piano lessons. When I learned to play guitar at 15, I was able to combine piano with guitar and lyrics. It’s incredible to receive inspiration throughout the day and through other artists whom I admire. The musicians that I look up to are always the ones who write their own lyrics and have input in their productions. Those are the true musicians. There’s a line in one of my favorite songs called “Sandcastles” from a singer named Kate Voegele. It says, “I’ve got this sixth string religion, and I do believe a song can heal me.” I think that line is perfect.