Ever since Lady Gaga burst onto the music scene, she has never been one to shy away from taking chances. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in New York City, Gaga has described her high-school self as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure.” She considered herself a misfit and was mocked for “being either too provocative or too eccentric.” The pop star began playing the piano at age four when her mother insisted she become “a cultured young woman.” She took piano lessons and practiced throughout her childhood. The lessons taught her to create music by ear, which Gaga preferred over reading sheet music. Her parents encouraged her to pursue music and enrolled her in Creative Arts Camp.
As a teenager, Lady Gaga played at open mic nights. She also studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for ten years. She later said of her inclination towards music: “I don’t know exactly where my affinity for music comes from, but it is the thing that comes easiest to me. When I was like three years old, I may have been even younger, my mom always tells this really embarrassing story of me propping myself up and playing the keys like this because I was too young and short to get all the way up there.” Admitting she wasn’t a natural dancer, Gaga declared: “But I am a natural musician. That is the thing that I believe I am the greatest at.”
In 2006, Gaga began working with producer Rob Fusari, who she began dating later that year. He helped her develop her songs and claimed to have been the first person to call her “Lady Gaga,” derived from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga.”
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