Piper’s interest in music began when she was 5 years old. Her father played bass guitar in a band with a drummer who handed Piper a pair of nylon tip 5b sticks, and all bets were off. Piper went on to train herself and learn whatever she could about music. Going on from high school to the present playing in over 60 ensembles in over 250 stage shows, and a handful of studio recordings. She has played styles ranging from Rachmaninoff to Slayer, Duke Ellington to Imagine Dragons, and everything in between. She has worked with kids many times through her career, even spending time teaching concert band classes with Elk Run and Copper Hills Elementary Schools. Piper has an unorthodox style of teaching, because she had an unorthodox style of learning! Her lesson approach centers more around finding each student's greatest strengths in learning, rather than around the material itself. She has maintained this approach her whole career, and believes that the only thing that stops people from learning music is finding the best way for them to understand.