Growing up, Eric Stanley was always musically inclined. Born in Chesapeake, VA on April 19, 1991, Eric lived in a household surrounded by musicians. His mother played the piano while he, his sister and brother would sing along. It was when Eric watched his older brother play the viola during one of his family's music sessions that molded his interest in the instrument. What began as an elective in middle school, developed into a second nature for Eric. As he entered high school, Eric went on to receive professional training and join the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra.
With just homemade videos recorded in his room, with violin and beats as accompaniment, Eric surpassed 160,000 YouTube subscribers and 22 million total upload views. YouTube.com/estan247. In 2018, Eric Stanley co-founded Stay Inspired, a positive media company.