Born and raised in L.A., as an adult I was told in a dream that I'm a "singer and a poet" and am still owning up to it. Always in love with piano & words since before I could remember, and a naturally keen feeler of feelings and curious construer of people, I followed these and a lucky passion for school into a B.A. in English Lit. and a masters in Music Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
I only started allowing for the full creation of my songs in my 30's and do so now by the boat-load upon the sea of (surprisingly soothing) non-tranquility that is my vast & vibrant thoughts and subtle & stark emotions. I love every second of it and continue to lean into sharing my songs with the world in bigger and better ways. (So funny how someone so gutsy can also be so protective.) I'm also a dabbler in mixed media & performance art, delicious fine food, fitness, nature sports & dance (secretly I wish I was a modern dancer - the acrobatic kind).
I have lived in Hawaii for 8 sun-kissed years and since 2008 have worked in schools, art centers, group homes, private homes, psychiatric hospitals, and addiction recovery centers both in Hawaii and on the mainland. I offer performance, creative collaboration, piano composition, score-writing, songwriting, private music therapy sessions, personal songwriting coaching, and group workshops for kids & adults based in music & wellness, creative word-smithing, and all-around inspired artistic expression. Whether acting as a music therapist, teaching artist, or performer, I aim to promote increased self-awareness, self-worth, & joy through the experience of unique personal artistry.
The love of my life is the Song. Especially the synergy of piano, voice, and lyrics. My easiest wisdom and most creative nuggets issue forth in song, and sharing them continues to be the most varied and passionate experience of my life. I sincerely hope my unique artistry inspires yours.
I enjoy creating meaningful & emotion-filled music of all kinds. You may hire me to create an intuitively-tailored song for your special project, performance, film, or loved one. I also offer sessions to help you find & share your own songs.
All proceeds go to music therapy equipment and with every donation of any amount, I donate an hour of music performance or musical activities to a deserving community on the Big Island.
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MAHALO. & ALOHA!