Today is the last day of 2020, and also my birthday. I will celebrate with another post about a another strong women in the piano industry! I present to you, Kayla Peeters!
Where are you from?
I am from Green Bay, WI and currently live in Green Bay, WI.
How long have you been playing the piano, and do you play other instruments as well?
I have been playing the piano since 4 years old. That would make it my 28th year at the piano.
Tell us about how you started playing music.
My dearest friend wanted to learn so I wanted to learn as well.
How long have you been making piano music?
I have been writing composition for 12 years.
Tell us something about that moment you realized you could make songs yourself!
When I wrote my first album titled “The Beginning”, it was an am amazing experience. That was in 2010.
What are your favorite artists in this “piano genre”?
George Winston. I have met him several times and am very inspired by his music.
Is there one song which you play over and over again as soon as you sit down by a piano? Your own or someone else’s?
George Winstons variation of the Kanon in C or Yiruma River Flows In You.
What rules (in making music) needs to be broken?
The new music world is all so streaming based. Part of me wishes it wasn’t so centered around Spotify since it makes it very hard for artists to earn anything for their music.
How do you record your music? Yourself? In a big studio? etc.
I record my music myself and send it to be mixed and mastered by a professional.
Whats your take on sampled instruments?
I don’t really have an opinion. I do feel some of them can sound very professional. It really depends on the pro gram used and built ins being used.
The last question is asked by my 6 year old son:
Where do all your songs come from?
What a fantastic question! My songs all come from deep within my heart. Every composition is a piece or me. The songs represent a time in my life, a memory or a setting in nature past or present.
Thank you for your participation Kayla!