Brock has spent the majority of his life as a professional musician. he began studying the violin at a very early age. his earliest years were steeped in technique and ear development. several years later, when brock was about 10, he told his mother that playing the violin wasn't "cool" anymore. she told him that as long as he continued to play the violin, he could play anything else he wanted. (awesome!) his father told him to learn the rules, so he could learn how to break them properly. of course, first thing he did was ask for an electric guitar and some led zeppelin records. he hasn't stopped rockin' ever since. he did, however, continue to practice his violin, and after years and decades of playing in symphony orchestras, he cherishes it as the greatest gift that his mother ever could have given him.