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Unlikely rise for Simone Dinnerstein

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Simone Dinnerstein had to do everything in her own way.  Her resilience and strong-headed personalty enabled a heart to persue her dream of becoming a pianist.  She felt that being a musician was rooted in her personality, and even with a late start (age seven) by classical musician, she found her way to Julliard, but shocked many when she dropped out.  She was compelled to travel to London in order to study and be with her now-husband, Jeremy Greensmith.  After some success, they returned home to Brooklyn and resumed her education in Julliard.  Still, she was unable to produce any record deals, and her resilience came through again. With the help of her family and friends, she gathered up $15,000 to record her own performances. When her album came in fourth on Amazon's list, she described it as "crazy.'  Now, at 38-years old, she says "I feel incredibly lucky," she said. "I really am having the career at the moment that I dream about having when I was a kid. It's kind of hard to realize that it's actually happening."