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BSOC Classic Series Opens with ‘Pictures’ in its 71st Season

Billings, MT – Martinez, a fifth generation pianist, was introduced early on to the violin, but she ended up sneaking into her mother’s home studio and teaching herself to play by ear after listening to students practicing.

One afternoon, Martinez stunned her mother when she began playing a Beethoven piano concerto by ear at the age of 5. At first, her mother thought it was one of her piano students, but when she approached the studio she saw it was her young daughter playing her heart out.

Read the full article on Simply Local Billings.