My Musical Journey

Composers are the only people who can hear good music above bad sounds.
John Philip Sousa

THE EARLY DAYS
At an early age I developed a love for music. When I was in elementary school I had about 5 piano lessons. I learned the basics of reading music. So when my household acquired a piano, I used to try my best to teach myself how to play the songs in the children's songbook we had at home. I was also an aspiring singer, so in my spare time I would listen to Lauryn Hill and try to copy her.

THE TIME IN BETWEEN
I started my undergraduate career in 2003 as a Vocal Performance and Pedagogy major. I thought I was going to begin pursuing my career in music. It was my first exposure to singing classical music, and I was blown away. I did not think I was good enough. Not only that, the school I went to was so clique-ish when it came to singing that I buried that talent and desire in the deepest part of the darkest forest. I stopped singing, because of so many different insecurities that stemmed from negative self-talk and and negative other people talk. I also stopped school because of other situations in my life.

...FAST-FORWARD
I started back at school and I still wanted to major in music but I didn't want to sing anymore. I found the Composition track and NEVER went back. I'm learning to play piano. I LOVE to compose music. I love the theory of music. I love everything about it. I love studying my favorite composers and trying to find my niche in the world of composition. I'm not where I want to be, but I'm getting there.

~M~