Yes–I read primarily the newspaper, magazines, and professional music publications having to do with keyboard performance and pedagogy. I also read novels mostly during the summer months. However, I wouldn’t describe myself as an avid reader.
What books would you recommend?
Life, Animated by Ronald Suskind
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
John Adams by David McCullough
Under the Tuscan Sun
Autobiographies or biographies
Do you remember the first book your read or any childhood favorites?
One of the first books was a story of an adventure along the Allagash river in Maine, however, I don’t remember the title. There were also novels by Zane Grey. I enjoyed the fables from the Childcraft publication and later on the Mark Twain classics and the poems of Edgar Allen Poe. I always enjoy reading books about the great composers.
Have you always liked to read? Was there ever a person in your life who really inspired you to read?
I didn’t always like to read that much outside of required reading for college. I was able to acquire the desire to read more books over time. I’ve never had a desire to read a lot of fiction. I love subjects of books having to do with historical figures and stories that recount actual historic events. I don’t recall a person in my life who really inspired me to read. I had to find my own way in this regard.
Did you read any interesting/memorable books when you were in college?
I’m sure there was one or two, however, it’s difficult for me to remember what I read 40 years ago!