My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided to stick with Piano Lessons, Age 14.
Joined my first band and started writing pop songs, Age 18.
Produced my first EP, Age 20.
Started my first real job (not in music), Age 22.
Quit my job to record an album, Age 26.
Keep following my journey


High School
Concord Academy
Physics, General
Columbia University in the City of New York
Economics, General
Columbia University in the City of New York


Songwriter / Composer

I write and produce songs.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

In the morning, I like to spend some time on the piano just messing around, not necessarily with anything in mind, but sometimes these are the times when you make your best discoveries. Then inevitably, I get to the computer. I usually work on a mix about 2-3 hours at a time. And later in the day I like to record for a new track, either a piano part, vocals, guitars, or a drum beat. Then late at night I will probably return to a mix or something I recorded earlier.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Practice, play, experiment. When I was younger, I wanted to be a novelist, and I asked a full time novelist if they thought I had what it takes. They told me, "Novelists write novels, it's not a choice, it's just what they do." It was then that I realized I was actually a musician, because in all of my free time, I was usually playing the piano. Experimenting is key to discovery as well, never be afraid to do something different, all my best songs have come from doing that.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Physics, General
Economics, General


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Who are you kidding? You can't be as good as the other musicians putting out music, what do you have to offer?"

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student