Emily Anderson: Four Questions
Q: What’s your earliest musical memory?
I remember sitting at the piano in the first house I lived in. I had no idea how to play yet, but I remember pushing down keys and feeling so mystified by the beast, and also disappointed about how it sounded when I pushed down keys. I think that’s why I started and stuck with piano lessons through-out my childhood.
Q: What’s the most unusual instrument you’ve played?
Oboe D’amore. While studying oboe performance, I picked up this baroque-style oboe and played a few notes.
Q: Do you have a good luck charm or some kind of ritual before a performance?
Breathing exercises and vocal warm-ups. These bring calmness and help me focus.
Q: Share with us some of your musical guilty pleasures!
It’s hard to feel guilty about anything that I enjoy musically! Maybe John Denver would fall into that category, but it feels sacrilegious to say so! I do enjoy Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift from time to time, which might give me slight guilt in certain company.