Do you consider yourself primarily a songwriter, a singer, a player,
or a teacher?
“I'm a writer first and foremost, so songwriting and novel writing are my main motivations. Singing is something I've done all my life but I don't consider myself 'a singer.' As a player, I love improvising on the piano: I get to hear what comes out of me from some place other than me. And I've always enjoyed teaching. But I'd say the times I feel the most excited artistically, when I feel the most connected, are when I'm writing, or recording my songs with the band.”