Chapter 42

Ascension

          I’ve been using my voice for as long as I can remember. I grew up reading stories to my younger brother and sister, especially since we joined the reading program at the local library. I was introduced to Aesop’s Fables, Grimm’s Fair Tales, the Poetry of Shel Silverstien, and so much more. It wasn’t long after that I started singing, dancing, and acting professionally in regional and dinner theater in Orange and Los Angeles County, California.

When I was a featured performer in the productions for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, I was influenced by the musicians on the cruise ships to start listening to all kinds of music. However, it was the mesmerizing combination of melodies and lyrics that captivated me most and perpetually altered my perspective. I wanted to share my own stories in that medium. Fortunately, I was encouraged to further my studies in songwriting, composition, and audio engineering so that I could write and record my own music. As a result, I went on to receive my BA in Music Technology from California State University, Dominguez Hills where I also completed my single subject teaching credential in music. I continue to teach private music lessons and provide my performance services for restaurants, country clubs, churches, private parties, and weddings in Southern California. I have also had a residency as a solo singer and pianist at the XIV Hakone Rikyu in Hakone, Japan. 

I started using my voice not only to speak about music, but about all the things that matter to me by providing voiceover, collaborating on copy, and writing commercial jingles for small businesses whose innovations consciously contribute to a happier, healthier, and more sustainable world.

The cauldron of my creativity is ever evolving. 

How can I elevate your story to the next level so it can be reached by the audience you imagine?

Are you ready to fly?

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