I’ve been a musician for as long as I can remember. Really, my whole life. Some of my first vivid memories include me singing along with my father—even if I only hummed along because I didn’t know the words—while he accompanied himself on guitar. Music has gotten me through some very rough times. Playing the piano has always been an escape for me. Recently, I have come to recognize music as my connection to a higher power. As soon as I put my fingers to the keys, they begin moving in ways I cannot predict. It’s an amazing feeling. Located next to my piano is a record player. Sometimes I lay under my piano while listening to some of my greatest influences, and that brings me complete joy and escape as well. The simple fact is music is something that I and many people turn to for serenity and emotional sanctuary. Can you imagine a world without music? I don’t want to.