What got you started in music, and who was your greatest inspiration?
My mother is a classical pianist and my father loves all cabaret and popular music from the 40's and 50's. I grew up in a very musical household. I was also a song leader for my temple and sang and played guitar every friday night and lead people singing Jewish songs. We watched tons of movie musicals and those had a long lasting effect on my life. I wanted MY life to be like those musicals. I wanted to break into song all the time!! My greatest inspiration was my piano teacher, Maaja Roos, who told me I was gifted and could do whatever I wanted in my life.