As a four-year-old child prodigy, Tori discovered that the creative freedom she experienced on the Piano was met with simple, narrow-minded resistance. At weekends, her father took her to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where her taste for self-expression and rock music led to her expulsion at the age of 11. “I’m an emotional player,” she says. “I’ve never felt anything that moves me as much as my piano. I don’t really like people. I prefer my piano to people. It’s totally reliable and it’s alive. I can hear what it’s saying. For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they’re dykes, and they’re always good fun.”

As a four-year-old child prodigy, Tori discovered that the creative freedom she experienced on the Piano was met with simple, narrow-minded resistance. At weekends, her father took her to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where her taste for self-expression and rock music led to her expulsion at the age of 11. “I’m an emotional player,” she says. “I’ve never felt anything that moves me as much as my piano. I don’t really like people. I prefer my piano to people. It’s totally reliable and it’s alive. I can hear what it’s saying. For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they’re dykes, and they’re always good fun.”