I studied classically for many years and used to perform in Symphony Orchestras on French Horn.
My musical influences range from Loreena Mckennitt, Enya, Green Day, Nana Mouskouri, Cibo Matto and Sarah Brightman.
I feel like music is an old friend, always there for us when needed and that it has saved my life and that of others close to me.
I hope my music soothes your soul and
transports you somewhere beautiful.
For the first few years that I played acoustic guitar I only strummed with my thumb. Then finally I decided to start strumming with a flat pick. One of the first open mics I did with a pick, nobody was listening and so I started strumming harder. But of course not knowing how to handle it properly yet, the pick went flying off into the audience. The few people that knew me and were paying attention looked embarrassed for me. I will never forget the look on their faces, but probably mine was worse!
The first instrument I started to really study on (I first learned to play piano when I was very young, but nothing too serious) was the flute. I took lessons, played in all sorts of groups and got up to a grade 8 RCM level. My father bought me a beautiful Yamaha silver flute one day, and I treasured it deeply. Though I left the flute behind for awhile though and it ended up sitting longer and longer on my shelf over the years. Last year my one and only sister got married and had the wedding in Cuba. Being a broke musician, the only way for me to get the money to go to the wedding in time was to sell the flute. It was so hard to give it up, but just before the deadline for the trip payment a very nice man called me up and ended up buying it for his wife a wonderful lady, who always wanted to play the flute. I now know it is being loved again :)
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”
“I bow to your Godliness.”
“You made this party not suck.”
“I love and support your charity.”
“Here kid, buy yourself something.”
“You're going to the Big Time.”