The Balancing Act

This season of my life has been about balance: while faced with the extremely difficult task of raising 3 young children and studying to become a jazz musician, I have found this to be the answer. It is a challenge…

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is in full swing! We've just spent time with my husband's family for Thanksgiving, and then I head home to a full Christmas schedule with the Doorway Singers for the next few weeks until we head to…
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Havana Nights Jazz Club

On Wednesdays from August 28th through September 18th I was privileged to sing at Havana Nights Jazz Club in Virginia Beach, VA. I joined Justin Kauflin, who regularly plays their Wednesday cocktail piano for them, as a jazz vocalist…
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Summertime, and the livin' is....pleasing

Summer is in full swing with both the weather and performing season!  I'm singing on Beach Street once a week as a solo artist and it is going great. I'm getting the hours of experience I was looking for.



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Spring and Improv

Spring is upon us, and I can feel the new growth outside, and in my own music as the seeds of jazz and the new language of improv are planted. I am into the third week of my jazz improv…

Our New Baby and New Opportunities!

   Joy Savannah was born January 26, 2013, healthy and with no complications. She is a beautiful child, with a calm, happy demeanor and good sleep habits! Though it has had its rough spots, my husband and I and our other…
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Endings and Beginnings

Wow. Today was a big day. I said good-bye to teaching and to the studio (Virginia Beach Music Academy) where I've been for the last 7 1/2 years. It was a decision made mostly due to our growing family -…

Christmas Season!

The Doorway Singers are busy preparing for the Christmas season, and my first Christmas gig is around the corner, November 9th at Lynnhaven Mall!  Some gigs are open to the public, some are for tour groups or private parties, but…
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2012 Journey

 Hello! And welcome to my first blog post. Hopefully my bio has given you some good background, but here is a place for me to share current news, happenings, and updates. 

In this post I'd like to share with…