A: I started playing the piano when I was 6 years old. In fourth grade, I lived in Washington County and chose the clarinet. Originally, I wanted to play the trumpet, but when I came home from school on instrument selection day, I had chosen the clarinet. When my mom asked why, I said that it was because it had the most buttons. As I've gotten older, I'm glad I chose it because it is a very technical instrument with fun musical runs.