Satie was a French composer who wrote music around the turn of the 20th century. He is most known for his simple yet hauntingly beautiful works for piano.
I first learned of Satie when I was in high school, after hearing my grandmother (who is a pianist) play Gymnopedie No. 1. I was immediately entranced by its dreamlike quality. I wanted to hear it again and again, but this was before we had the kind of immediate access to music that we do now (via the internet). The easiest way for me to hear Gymnopedie No. 1 at the time was to borrow grandma's sheet music and learn to play it myself, so that's what I did! I could often be found at the grand piano in my high school orchestra room before and after rehearsal, working out the music one measure at a time.
I hope you come to love Monsieur Satie's music just as much as I do. Happy listening!