I've been playing music since I was four. I started out as a classical pianist and studied very intensively until I was like 18. I was a nationally competitive classical performer, so my focus in the earlier part of my life was definitely classical music.
I'm always listening to music, I'm kind of addicted to music. If someone saw how much I listen to music, it'd be like a problem. It’s so cheesy, but it's kind of medicine for me. When I need a pick-me-up, I need to listen to that song. When I'm working or when I can't focus, I have this set of music. I drive a lot in LA so I'm always listening to music in the car.
In terms of my own musical practice, I'm getting a little bit more into sampling and digital music production right now, it's just something I'm dabbling with in my small amount of free time. I’m also getting more collaborative with music because in the earlier part of my life, I was very much a solo performer. I would perform occasionally with like one or two other people, but now I'm excited to even just be someone else's producer and kind of take my 10,000 hours plus of experience and help other people find their sound.