Story studied classical piano even though developing up in Southern California as well as thought about learning to be a music librarian or theorist for some time. Then she noticed jazz pianist Costs Evans at a fresh York membership, and the knowledge transformed her perspective on music right away. Story, who acquired examined at Juilliard and was enrolled at Hunter University at that time, empty her academic plan and only jazz lessons with Sanford Silver, a instructor Evans had suggested. Back in LA, she continuing her musical education at UCLA as well as the Dick Grove Music Workshops, nonetheless it was employment playing piano at a French cafe that sparked her main breakthrough like a composer. Because the front side casing from the piano was lacking, Story had room to place her sheet music and was pressured to improvise openly. Eventually, she place a few of her spontaneous compositions on tape and delivered these to Windham Hill. Within four times, Will Ackerman got called her back again and the agreement was signed on her behalf first launch, Solid Colours, an recording of impressionistic piano miniatures. During the period of five recordings, including a two-album stint with RCA Novus, Story’s design has expanded to add digital duets with Tag Isham and functions for numerous kinds of ensembles, the piano continues to be the prominent tone of voice in her finely crafted compositions.