A: I began playing piano when I was 4, taking lessons and performing in small recitals. I started playing drums when I was 9 and cello about a year after that. Sometimes I would play along with songs I was learning for my extended family and as I grew I played in school groups, such as wind ensemble, orchestra, percussion ensemble and jazz band. I was also really interested in theater, so I started performing in musicals at the Carroll Arts Center. In high school, I began getting more serious about my studies in music, so I joined All County Orchestra and Band, Westminster Symphony Orchestra and McDaniel Concert Band, as well as gigging in cafes and bars, performing in school theater productions, and playing in nearly every music group Manchester Valley offered.