Monirah grew up in Iowa and has been playing the piano since the age of nine. She competed in local and private competitions where she excelled over the years. Trained classically, her favorite periods of music are Classical and Baroque. Her favorite composers are Chopin and Debussy because of their expressiveness. Monirah comes from a very musical background, playing the flute in her high school band and teaching herself guitar. She’s passionate about spending time with children because they are imaginative and creative. In her free time she enjoys photography and spending time outdoors.