I study composition and piano at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I love meeting new people and play first flute in a concert band.
Since 10 years old I have taught myself piano, I quickly grasped the fundamentals of the instrument and fell in love with is as soon as I started. It was when I felt confident in my abilities that I started to create my own music. Thinking this was normal I didn't dwell on it and only wrote when I wanted to. When I started high school I realised that my music-making wasn't normal and my teachers made sure I knew that. Knowing this I wanted to develop my skill further so I started writing for bigger ensembles, going as far as a concert band piece when I was only 16 years old. Loving the idea of putting my emotions through instruments overwhelmed and excited me ,but not knowing this was an "actual job" I decided to do my research and found the university of my dreams that taught composition. I was adamant to get a place, I would practice all the time, study every night, practice my craft and try to develop myself into what I want to be. When it was time to leave school I didn't feel ready to attend such a world-renowned intimidating place, so i decided to attend college just to make sure I definitely wanted to do this because ,lets face it, becoming a musician is a hard job to obtain, but I followed my heart and my feeling of amazement for composing and after two years of college it was decided. I don't just want to do it, I need to do it. its my way of existing, breathing and, fundamentally, living. I can't live in a world where I can't to what I love. I applied and after my interview was the never-ending waiting game of result. Before I had my interview I knew that they only had 6 places for the composition course, I wanted and needed one. If I got in that would be me, sorted for my dreams. One week later I was found successful in my accomplishments and little did I know how much hard work there was to do. But in the end its with it, I am loving my course, I have had so many opportunities, I have met people who are all like me and the best part is that I get to keep on breathing. I can become what everyone else is scared to become... what they love. This university even provided the support I need and diagnosed me with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and Visual Stress. Something that I have not known about through-out high school.
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