We had the good fortune of connecting with Sergio Garza and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sergio, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe that without taking risks, you cannot achieve to be the best version of yourself. Right after highschool, I was feeling the pressure of going to college. Most of my friends were going, my parents were advising me to go, and that’s what they were telling us everyday during senior year . I decided not to. To take a risk and pursue music on my own terms. Now ten years later, I look back, and I’m glad I did. I’m happy I’m able to make a living doing what I love to do.
I’m not saying that not going to college is the right thing to do. Maybe for someone else, going to college is taking a risk, and the right thing to do. I believe that taking risks in life for anything that you love, is always worth it. And even if you fail, at least you won’t have the “what if” question later in life.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been playing piano and producing music since I was 12 years old, I’m now 27 years old. One of the things I love about music is that I can escape reality while I listen to it. I forget about life and stress. That’s the reason I make music. I want my listeners to forget about what they might be going through, and be in another world for a couple of minutes. We might not all agree on everything or have the same views, but I love when everybody is listening and enjoying a song together. That’s what keeps me motivated about being a musician and producer everyday.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the best things in Houston and it’s surroundings is definitely the food! We would go try a bunch of different taco trucks. I live in the Katy area, so we would go visit Katy Asian Town and La Centerra. I love going to Summer Moon and Fellini for coffee. Take them to explore downtown and Museum district. Other than that, we would probably spend most of the time at the studio making some music.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First I would like to thank my parents. They were supportive of my decisions even when they didn’t completely agree with them at first. They were always there to help me succeed. My wife Amanda, she’s not musically inclined, but she is always complementing my work, and making me feel good. Sometimes I catch myself and realize that nothing I am saying is making sense to her, but she’s always there listening and being supportive. She’s a beautiful piece of art herself. I love you babe.
Last but not least, Brian Tankersley. Brian was a really successful Producer and Audio Engineer. He was my friend’s dad. When I was in highcshool, and a little after that, I would go to my friend’s house to write music. There, Brian had a really nice home studio. I learned a lot of music production from him, but one of the things I appreciated the most, was when he would take time to talk about his life as a musician and producer. He would talk about how he got to where he was and what he did during his early years.
He built and gave me my first Production computer. That thing lasted nine years and most of my work was done with that computer.
Brian and I were planning to reconnect, and grab some coffee sometime last year, but unfortunately he passed away before we did. I am grateful for the time and wisdom he shared with me.

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