I didn’t start playing bass until I was thirteen. I don’t know what inspired me to start then, but I did, and I’m glad I did! Playing music is a calling for me, and I do it because I can’t stand not to! I learned to play bass by spending a lot of time with the instrument (out of excitement, not out of obligation), and exercising a lot of curiosity about what was possible for me. I believe that the way I spend my time away from the instrument is just as important as the time I spend playing. I live in Oakland, California, and am currently gigging with a hodgepodge of local bands.