Perri Knize grew up the daughter of a professional musician, in a home saturated in classical music. But instead of following her father’s path of a career in music, she became an award-winning environmental policy reporter for magazines, including Audubon
and the Atlantic Monthly
. In her 40s, she felt called to return to her first love, the piano. She lives in Montana
with her husband, Oliver, their mastiff, Ben, their cat, Sylvia, and her piano, Marlene.