MAJOR: English, PR
HOMETOWN: Oceanside , N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice and why?
Piano. I’ve been playing since I was six. I also play bass, ukulele, a little bit of saxophone and I sing. I sing the most often. I write music on the piano and ukulele, but the bass I was classically trained for 11 years on stand up, that’s my love.
Who are your biggest influences?
Stevie Wonder. India Arie. Dispatch.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Third Eye Blind. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Neo Cowley Trio.
What’s your plan for the future?
I have a YouTube channel. I have a ‘ukeulele dairy’ where I try to teach people songs on ukuele. I’m involved in this organization called Music for People which is a non-profit organization that tries to get everyone involved with music as a universal language. I plan on doing that for the rest of my life. And playing, because I love it. I’m also in Sexy Pitches and Absolut A Capella.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Practice, even when it’s hard, even when you don’t think you can do it. Just fool around, mess around. Give yourself permission to mess up.