The adventures, thoughts, and general scrawlings of a classical pianist

About Me

Cello PhotoHey there! I’m Sharon.

I’m a classical pianist with lots of hats, literally and figuratively. (I do like hats.) I dedicate most of my energy to studying and playing the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Prokofiev, et. al. Beethoven follows me on Twitter, so that’s how you know I’m legit. (Also I have a degree, so I guess that’s the other way you know I’m legit.) As of right now, I’m studying with Yoshi Nagai of the San Francisco Conservatory so I can be a better pianist and take over the world, or something. I also teach little kids on the side, because as far as I can tell, no one pays you for practicing.

Sometimes I wear my professional graphic designer hat (calm down, I have a degree-ish in that too), and other times I work on funny little projects on the side. I love playing with my letterpress, fountain pens, and calligraphy pens, so you may see some old-fashioned typographic/lettering geekery on here.

I also like styling my apartment so it’s not a total dump, and I post it here because I like to pretend this is Apartment Therapy or something. One of the best things about my apartment is that it’s home to my beloved grand piano, which you may also spot on here.

I’m also a reasonably outspoken proponent of equal rights—feminism, gay rights, etc. A while back I got a flurry of publicity for a gender equality project, so…cool, yeah?

And finally, I love to travel—and luckily I do get to travel for the sake of my art—so every so often I’m going to spam this blog with travel photos.

This was all my long-winded way of saying that even though I am primarily a pianist, you’re going to see lots of non-music-related stuff on this blog. #sorrynotsorry

Oh, and this picture. One of my flutist friends snapped this photo when she spotted me attempting to cram myself into a cello case right before I had to go onstage to play a concerto with the orchestra. Totally normal pianist behavior.

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