Meryl Danziger was raised in a musical household where she was free to explore, experiment, and figure things out on her own. A career as a violinist and then as a school music teacher took her all over the globe. She began creating original songs, stories, and plays designed to pass on the legacies of influential musicians. One of these plays, written in honor of Pete Seeger’s ninetieth birthday, led to Seeger encouraging her to pen his biography. Danziger lives in New York City and is the author of Music House: Liberating the Music Lesson.