Ron Potts, 68, grew up in Salem Oregon, USA and began piano lessons at age 4. He made several decisions along the way that turned his path from a performing arts career to medicine, but has relished the opportunity to give benefit recitals from time to time since the late 1970's. He studied for years with Donna Eason of Salem, received a music scholarship to Stanford University and has studied with Paul Schenley at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Paul Roberts of the Guildhall School in London. In retirement he has begin to perform more regularly and has recently begun entering international amateur piano competitions. He was a finalist in the 2008 Seattle International Piano Competition, and received third prize at the 2009 Bosendorfer International Amateur Competition in Vienna. His primary piano coaches are Dr. Susan Chan of Portland State University, and Karen Lynne Eddleman of Mosier, Oregon. He lives with his wife Candace outside of Mosier and still works part time as a medical director for two organ transplant network organizations.