Music has always had a tremendous impact on me. I have, as far back as I can remember, always loved music. There were always some special tapes or records my mom or dad would let me listen to just before bedtime. I've always felt most comfortable when I was "surrounded by sound."
My mother has and had a piano in the living room that I composed music on. I was not very old but can still remember some of the themes I made back then. Back then I was not aware of what music would actually come to mean to me but I do remember how much I enjoyed it even though it was only play. I've never learned to read music, everything I've learned is "learned by ear"