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Stephen Wallack

Wallack grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, surrounded by the music his older siblings were listening to such as Depeche Mode, The Cure, and REM. But it would be instrumental music that really connected with him. He began taking piano lessons when he was just five years old, but like many children, he hated performing in front of people. “I would cry so I didn't have to participate in recitals, it drove my parents crazy!” said Wallack. Eventually it led to his parents abandoning piano lessons all together

One important thing he did learn from those lessons was that he had a musical ear and could play anything he heard. When he was 12, his best friend played him the album December by pianist George Winston. “That moment changed my life forever. I felt such a connection to his music, that for months I would sit at my little orange piano with a small tape player and just hit play/rewind over and over again until I figured out his songs. I essentially taught myself how to play piano listening to his music.”