Interview with Israel Wignall by Tony Hall
With included responses.
1. When and why did you start playing?
I Started playing at 9, my mom enrolled my sister and I in private classical piano lessons and it stuck from that point.
2. Which instruments do you play?
piano, guitar, and I also sing if that counts
3. What was the first tune(s) you learned?
I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but the first song I learned to play was the "All The Pretty Horses" lullaby
4. Is your family musical?
Very, my dad plays guitar in the praise band at church, I play several instruments and my youngest sister just started playing flute in her junior high band
5. Describe your family member's musical interests and abilities.
My family is very religious so we never really ventured outside of the gospel and worship music.
6. Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
I really like Isaac Slade from the Fray, he writes amazing music. I also like Ben Gibbard from Death Cab (For Cutie)
7. Which famous musicians have you learned from?
8. Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
I can't remember the guy's name for the life of me! Like I said I was a bit of a kid back then, I just remember going to IRC Music in Carmel for lessons.
9. Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.
My first keyboard instrument was my grandmother's upright piano, she had it in her house as a decoration but she gladly had it sent my way when she heard Alana
and I were playing music.
10. What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
I would have to say my best musical memory, at least a good lesson was my first show at this talent show at my junior high, I played a song I wrote called
"My Juliette" which was only four chords repeated over and over again. It was terrible, there were these popular kids up front laughing at me and making fun
of me the whole time I was singing. I know the whole experience sounds terrible, but it...