I joined Local 802 to network with other musicians. My musical goal in NYC is to share my music with other people through performing. My most favorite and recent gig was a solo show at the Bitter End where I played my songs on piano and guitar. I was also joined by some special guests. I have another show there at the end of November. The first time I performed at the Bitter End was last year with a singer-songwriter group that I am part of at LaGuardia High School. Four of us from this group performed, and I was invited back to do a show of my own. Music is important to me because I find it easy to express my feelings through songwriting. I also find it calming when I am stressed or under pressure.