“The main thing that makes it work is that Talc is really intuitive,” she said. “He’s really personable and he’s funny…. I feel like he’s there.”

On the recent Friday, Tolchin suggests she double the pace and turns on a synthesized drumbeat for her to match. As she moves through the bass chords, he puts his right hand to his keyboard and adds a liquid melody.

“With your left hand being more tight, your right hand will flow a bit more,” he shares. Then it’s her turn.

“Yeah!” he says.”That’s the idea.”

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