- to every kid with a passion for their instrument and the thirst for learning music
- to every kid that gets excited about their next lesson
- to every kid that becomes addicted to being on stage, under the spotlight
- to every parent that sacrifices a great deal (financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally) to get their kid the instrument and lessons they deserve
Music is the undeniable force that pushes out all the negativity in this world and in our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Stop being a slave to your screen!
Live music is the essence of humanity.
Enjoy the music and get lost in the moment.
there are hundreds of people in this world that have musical talent beyond comprehension…and possibly will never become seen/heard/”famous”. Handfuls of these self-taught prodigies cannot read music, but the creativity and technical proficiency they possess is borderline unreal.
I take pride in my traditional training because MY proficiency would not be matched if I had never received traditional, classical training. But whether you are like me or otherwise, when it comes down to it:
performing music takes the feat of becoming the music. I honestly do not care if you can write the most brilliant cadenza with the most intricate lines and plateaus that almost go beyond the instrument itself…I also do not care of you can’t identify a single black note on the staff.
If your heart is in the music, your heart is in the right place.
While it takes a special spirit to achieve special heights in music, I believe that ANYONE can open their hearts and become the music they perform, regardless of their knowledge (or lack thereof).
Nothing compares to the adrenaline and creativity of preparing the perfect live set.
I feel extremely blessed.
Your ambition is JUST as important as your freedom of choice.
“Every audition’s a risk, but is it anymore dangerous than getting in a car or plane? No. Failure doesn’t mean death, it shows life.”
Ego-checks, at times, are well needed.
Stay grounded but aim high.
Practice is the spark,
discipline is the flame,
and passion is the outcome.
There are numerous blessings in my life as of recently…
Music will ALWAYS be the biggest gift. Everyday, I wake up refreshed and motivated knowing that I get to do what I truly love; I get to enjoy God’s gift to me every single day! Making connections, transforming perspectives and lives, making a positive impact in my community. I love what I do and I do what I love.
The last stretch of school is coming up. Another summer semester is going to come and go, then home plate will be in my sights: graduation. As with anything, school has had its ups and downs…I know having this degree won’t start raking in the checks for me overnight, but it’s going to be valuable. What do you call a woman with street smarts, book smarts, and pure hustle? Successful.
No doubt, I’ve got to include my support team…the people who have had me since day one and those I’ve been fortunate enough to meet along the way. I am nothing without having family, my own BLOOD, behind me.
There are SO many positive things as of current and on the horizon…some things I can’t talk about just yet and some things I’m currently working HARD on. Trimming the fat of negative people in my life and having only the GOOD and POSITIVE in my corner has only made me more of a triple threat. If you can’t beat ‘em, you beat ‘em senseless by radiating genuine, pure positivity (and believe me, your “haters” cannot STAND that shit). When you keep trucking forward with the world on your right, a support system to your left, and straight hustle in your heart, you are invincible in your own right.
I’m humbled with the gifts that I’m given, the talents that have blossomed through ONLY hard work and sticking it through day in and day out…but I know my competitive nature and knack for clawing through ANYTHING will pay off for my future.
For the music.
For the music.
Boston, you are on my mind and have ALL of my prayers!