What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today? I grew up taking piano lessons and always enjoyed sing alongs at family gatherings led by my grandfather at the piano. He had little books of lyrics, and could play all of them. He was a brilliant pianist. I started attending concerts and following bands around age 16, but didn’t start playing professionally until in my 30’s. I worked in education and have taught Music. If I wasn’t a performing artist, I would likely teach Music or write songs for other people/programs.