On August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a music legend was born. Leonard Bernstein was Jewish and went to school at Garrison and Boston Latin Schools while learning to play the piano. He found a love for music early on. When Leonard went to Harvard he met some great people, such as Walter Piston and A. Tillman Merritt. While at Harvard he wrote music to “The Birds” and directed and performed in “The Cradle Will Rock” by Marc Blitzstein. He then went to the Curtis Institute of Music in PA and studied piano, conducting and orchestration.