Doug Bates

I composed my first piece of music at the age of 50 – it’s never too late to start! I am purely amateur – for the love of it. I studied piano through my teen years, then lapsed for decades while pursuing a busy work and family life. When I finally returned to it I began to find an original voice. Yet, I don’t know for sure how original it is. Tunes seemed to be waiting to be heard, echoing from other lands and bygone times. The creative aspect of art is a joyful discovery of my roots and nature.