In the beginning - It was summer, Ives was seven and he was to find himself on the second floor of his mothers friends house while they were having tea one story below. He began to explore and he stumbled upon a piano in one of the back rooms. Curious he set his hands upon the keys and began to experiment. Coming back any chance he had he began to find music in the notes, "I remember this feeling welling up inside me". Seeing this relationship with the piano prompted his mother to put him into lessons and was he classically trained for the next seven years.