YEAR: Fourth

MAJOR: Media Production

HOMETOWN: Merrick, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

 I’d have to say that vocals have surpassed guitar over the last couple of years. I feel I’ve grown so much as a vocalist recently and the versatility of the human voice as an instrument is second to none.

Who are your biggest influences?

 The Beatles. Jimi Hendrix. Led Zeppelin. Stevie Wonder. The Avett Brothers. The Dear Hunter. Manchester Orchestra. Incubus. RHCP. The White Stripes.

What are you involved with musically?

 I’m in a funky, rock band called Bounce Method.

Who have you been listening to lately?

The Punch Brothers — it’s Brooklyn-born bluegrass that you can rock out to. I’ve also been jamming Elvis Costello on the regular. Also my dudes Sam Lachow and Raz Simone.

What’s your plan for the future?

 I’m going to continue playing and performing music in some way, and I’d like to get together a band at some point. Ideally, I’d be traveling and playing music in some way.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Play with as many people as possible. That’s how you learn and become a better musician. Also, save up money to go to a professional studio to record your music when you’re ready. It’s money well spent.