Who or what inspired you to take up piano, and pursue a career in music? My father started taking me to concerts and to the
Calista Kazuko, singer-songwriter
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Definitely my wondrous Ma and Pa, both of whom were rocking classical violinists! I
OKIEM, pianist & composer
Study other great musicians of various styles and genres. Aim for excellence in your craft, and then find your own voice
Jack Spann, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? My childhood was spent in Saint Louis, about a mile from the Mississippi River.
Késia Decoté, pianist
Have your ears open, your curiosity fresh, be disciplined in your practice, and keep the joy of playing/singing, always.
Aleksander Szram, Pianist
I would say that every piece, every concert is a great challenge – the life of a working musician is endless problem-solving, with each solution only leading to new problems/issues to address. In a way, every moment is a great challenge, as you’re always reaching for a perfection that can never be achieved