Yanni: When I was in college I played piano whenever I could. After I graduated and in between rock 'n' roll gigs I confined myself for months to a makeshift studio I had built in the basement of my sister's house in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and I recorded my first solo album. Of course it went nowhere. After 5 years and too much rock 'n' roll later, I made yet another album and I finally got a record deal. I later moved to Los Angeles, where I once again became a monk and lived in my home studio, when I wasn't of course on the road.