I was blessed with a mother who was an incredibly talented pianist, second soprano, choral director, and music teacher. Diane imparted music deep into the souls and bones of her children from the womb to the world, until her unexpected death in April of 2013. I have always been moved by the power of music since I could crawl and vocalize -- my mother used to tell me I was born singing and dancing. Though I dabbled in vocal and choral performance, and with instruments from the piano to the viola as a child, when I picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of 17, I began to seek a deeper connection to the music I created and expressed.
Songwriting became a refuge in which I learned to translate the experiences, feelings and questions of existence into melodies; feeling safe to express the vulnerabilities of sorrow, loss, love, awe and hope into medicine. If the songs resonate with listeners and bring a sense of comfort, warmth and inspiration, I believe the music has succeeded..
Music has always been a sort of "side-project" to the work of Educating for Mindfulness and Sustainability, but stay tuned, I hope to record my songs in a studio and share beyond the world of YouTube in the not-so-distant future In the meantime, I am available for concerts, festivals, collaborations, Yoga classes and ceremony.