4. Deep Roots

Bunn’s history in music goes back further than her Billboard hits and time studying at Berklee.

She’s been playing piano by ear since age 10 and joined the choir of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr‘s home church, when she was in high school.

via LA Weekly:

I started off playing the piano by ear around age 10 and began to watch other people play too. I noticed their playing patterns and my curiosity led to me asking a lot of questions. By the time I started high school, I became a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church choir in Atlanta, which was the home church of Martin Luther King Jr. One random Sunday, the choir director asked me to lead without any prior rehearsal. That day changed my life because I learned what it’s like to perform in front of hundreds of people and feel comfortable. Sports was my main focus up until that point but shortly after that I quit the basketball team and just focused on becoming a better musician and singer. My aunt had an ex-boyfriend who went to Berklee College of Music in Boston and she suggested to my mother that I should audition for a scholarship. By this time, I had already learned how to play several instruments and I was successful in getting a scholarship from Berklee. That school was a melting pot of musical geniuses from around the world and I was able to just absorb so much.

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