I began playing guitar at age 12 and then started to learn how to play the piano around age 14.
RESPECT.: Can you tell us in your own words how difficult it is playing both by ear compared to just reading sheet music?
Playing by ear is something that has always come naturally to me. It has always been very easy to find the notes and figure out the chords to songs. I’ve had no official training, so I’m not very good at reading sheet music, but I can decipher some notes here and there.
RESPECT.: Being that Little Mix, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, and Usher, have been a musical influence on your very young career thus far, do have you any aspirations of working with these talented individuals?
Absolutely. It would be an honor to work with any of those extremely talented artists. They all have unique sounds and they’ve all inspired me in one way or another.
RESPECT.: Where did you get your inspiration for “Nothing Left to Break” and ‘Party All Night”?
People that I have idolized my entire life have sung on that stage. Ex. James Brown, Aretha Franklin, etc.. It was such a huge honor and given the opportunity, I would do it again in a heartbeat.RESPECT.: Is there any events this year that we should be aware of?
May 13, 2017 -The 845 Award Show at the Paramount Theater in Middletown NY. I was nominated for Female Artist Of The Year and also Best Music Video of the Year. I also have the honor of opening up the show with a few songs!
RESPECT.: When can we expect an EP or an album from you?
“All I ask” by Adele would be my second favorite. It is such a powerful song and I feel that I can really connect with the audience when I sing it.RESPECT.: Where do you plan on attending college in the next couple of years?
At this point, it really depends on where I’m living and what I am doing.RESPECT.: What is the message you want to use your platform to deliver to the public? Don’t change for anyone! Always Be Yourself! No matter what the trend is at the moment, stick to what you do/know best and don’t ever give up!
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