My mom gave me a few piano lessons when I was very young, but they bored me. However, she was great and still plays in churches and community centers at 90. I still play a couple songs my dad taught me, too. Though I lacked the patience to learn to read music well, I spent hours learning things by ear and composing original songs. All through school I was a percussionist, playing in orchestra, wind ensemble, concert band, pit orchestra and I was the bass drummer in marching band all 4 years of high school. Went on to minor in music theory in college. Some day I’d like to hear these tracks arranged with orchestra.