In Crash Course episode # 3 ("Practice Makes Perfect"), Gian interviews Bay Area native, Victoria Theodore, keyboardist and background singer in Stevie Wonder’s band, on how mastery of one's craft, and diligent practice, can enable you to become a professional performing musician.
About Victoria Theodore:
Victoria Theodore received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Piano Performance and Computer Music from Oberlin College / Conservatory of Music (and her Master of Arts degree in Classical Piano Performance from Stanford University. Victoria studied piano and voice in the UC Berkeley Young Musician's Program (YMP), and began her accompanying career with the Oakland Youth Chorus before going onto musically back MC Hammer's group, 357, and music legend Stevie Wonder. Victoria recently landed the role of music director for Arsenio Hall's new late night show.