I began playing the double bass when in was 11 in Imatra, Finland. My first teachers, Mikko Rantalainen and Jukka Räikkönen taught me that it was a fun instrument to play. This is the most important lesson I learnt. Since that time I have studied here and there, performed this and that and taught a bit. A big thank you to Jukka for the chocolate – I got it although I have hardly practised at all!