This is a very difficult question to answer, since there have been so many people who have inspired me. I would first have to mention the women of my family. My first inspiration was my grandmother. I only had her for four short years, but she was the person who introduced me to the piano in the first place. My mother showed me the strength is takes to counter adversity. She always reminded me that if you want something bad enough, you’ll work to get it. This mantra remains with me to this day and constantly inspires me to be my best. When times were difficult, my aunt inspired and encouraged me to continue on my path.
My teachers through the years have always inspired me. I cherish the music they have written in, their notes in my various pieces are little gems of knowledge that I treasure.
Today, my students are a constant source of inspiration. It is a joy to watch them gain confidence and realize their full potential. Their inquisitiveness and hard work help me to strive to be the best teacher possible.