Music has had a profound influence on Ian Charles Lepine's work and artistic personality as reflected by the exploration of its mystery in his work as a sculptor as well as in several poetic and narrative texts such his anthology Moments Musicaux.
Lepine's study of music began as a teenager; from early on, he displayed a talent for the piano, an instrument that dominated his artistic expression for over a decade. He later also branched out towards classical guitar and singing.
He undertook his musical training at the Faculty of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico under the pianist Álvaro Olín Carriles.
From the beginning of his studies, he professed an overwhelming predilection for the sublime works of Chopin, Beethoven, and Liszt.