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the road to music

the road to music

the journey to song writing

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ere's how the story begins... On a fated night when I was 13, my parents were 

fated night when I was 13, my parents were out to dinner and I decided to pick up my Dad’s guitar and teach myself how to play. “How hard could it be?” I asked myself. Turns out - not that hard for some chords, but next level hard for others. Full disclosure, I still to this day can’t figure out how to do the F chord. That is some serious sorcery. 

out to dinner and I decided to pick up my Dad’s guitar and teach myself how to play. “How hard could it be?” I asked myself. Turns out - not that hard for some chords, but next level hard for others. Full disclosure, I still to this day can’t figure out how to do the F chord. That is some serious sorcery. 

But, that was the night I taught myself how to play guitar: just enough chords to write songs. I wrote my first little album called “Where the Trees Sing” and recorded it in a studio when I was 14! I performed the songs at the Children’s Hospital and made all my teachers and friends CD’s. I had six years of piano lessons and a profound connection with music to back me.

Unfortunately, we all know how it goes: some dreams get swept away. A few choir/musical rejections and my self-doubt was at an all time low. I stopped seeing myself as a musician, and gave it up entirely. 

ere's how the story begins... On a  

pursuing a passion

ere’s the thing about dreams, 

ere’s the thing about dreams, though: even if you consciously give up on 

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though: even if you consciously give up on them they’re still buried deep. After a wild series of circumstances, including bribery by my best friend Ankita (an Anthropologie candle in exchange for covering a Taylor Swift song) and a random invitation to sing at a bar in the East Village on Dec 4, 2021 (the day of the Sagittarius solar eclipse - and I’m a Sag moon/rising) - I felt empowered again to write a song. So I kicked off 2022 by sitting down at my new little keyboard piano…. And my debut single, “Worth the Flight,” POURED out of me like it had been in me all along. 

them they’re still buried deep. After a wild series of circumstances, including bribery by my best friend Ankita (an Anthropologie candle in exchange for covering a Taylor Swift song) and a random invitation to sing at a bar in the East Village on Dec 4, 2021 (the day of the Sagittarius solar eclipse - and I’m a Sag moon/rising) - I felt empowered again to write a song. So I kicked off 2022 by sitting down at my new little keyboard piano…. And my debut single, “Worth the Flight,” POURED out of me like it had been in me all along. 

With my friends’ encouragement, I recorded a video to share on Instagram of the song - and let me just say, it takes a LOT to make me sweat, but the level of nerves as I pressed “post” made me sweat a BUCKET (I was tapping and trying to steady my breathing the entire time!). To my complete and total surprise, the response was overwhelming. The number of requests for me to put the song on Spotify/Apple Music healed my little music heart and made the next step very clear: I needed to find a producer and a recording studio. 

By now, you know I believe in magic. One way the Universe speaks to us is through numbers. And sometimes, certain number sequences will show up so many times that you just feel they’re significant. I kept seeing the number sequence “623” everywhere. This is important. 

following that dream back to school!

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o....After several asks to music-related

o....After several asks to music-related friends and on my IG story, I was turning

friends and on my IG story, I was turning up empty-handed on finding a studio/producer. It was time to surrender it to the Universe. And as most blessings come, this one came in an unexpected way. I was out to dinner with my best friend Ankita and her dear friend/co-worker Kai, and Kai asked how I’d been. I mentioned in passing this new chapter of my life that was unfolding, and how I was now on the hunt for a studio/producer - thinking absolutely NOTHING of it. 

up empty-handed on finding a studio/producer. It was time to surrender it to the Universe. And as most blessings come, this one came in an unexpected way. I was out to dinner with my best friend Ankita and her dear friend/co-worker Kai, and Kai asked how I’d been. I mentioned in passing this new chapter of my life that was unfolding, and how I was now on the hunt for a studio/producer - thinking absolutely NOTHING of it. 

Kai puts her fork down and says, “Oh, I actually have a credit for a recording studio because I did a modeling gig for them. And they have in-house producers who you can hire.” My jaw dropped. I looked up the studio, and a producer named Ethan Porter caught my eye. I checked out his Instagram… and he had a story highlight on his page labeled “623.” 

Ethan is now my producer and brings all my songs to life in the most amazing and beautiful ways! Worth the Flight came out on May 27th, 2021 - and its acoustic version (which, tbh, is my favorite) came out by popular demand (ah!) on August 12th. 

Then, my song “Anymore” was released on my Dad’s birthday, September 2nd, 2022, and was the first of my songs to hit 100K streams on Spotify. Its chorus sings, “I don’t want to chase you anymore,” and it’s a powerful song about the heartache of trying to leave behind someone you know isn’t good for you, but you’re caught up in the stormy seas of their orbit. 

My newest single is called “Gray”. I wrote this one a cappella after Worth the Flight, and now it gets its moment to shine! It’s an acoustic, rom-com feel and is about learning to trust again in a new relationship - choosing to see in color, rather than always staying gray, pessimistic, and withdrawn. It’s the ultimate song about healing and starting again. 

Now that I’ve unlocked this side of me, I can’t stop. The way my heart expands when I’m writing, playing, recording, etc. is the greatest joy I’ve ever known. My Christmas song is coming out SOON, and I can’t wait to spread the cheer with you - it’s the happiest Christmas song ever! 

And, I’ll conclude 2022 - the year I really took my big dream seriously - with a powerful ballad about going after your dreams/believing in yourself. I can’t wait for you to hear it. 

you can stream my music on all streaming platforms.

big hugs, 

listen to my music

thank you for supporting my music journey!

MAGIC IS HERE

MagiC IS HERE

MAGIC IS HERE

5th featured single

11.25.2022

with 3,200+ downloads

GRAY

GRAY

GRAY

4th featured single

10.28.2022

with 288,000+ downloads

anymore

anymore

anymore

3rd featured single

09.02.2022

with 214,000+ downloads

worth the flight

worth the flight

worth the flight

2nd featured single

08.12.2022

acoustic

acoustic

with 153,000+ downloads

worth the flight

worth the flight

worth the flight

1st featured single

05.27.2022

with 172,000+ downloads

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gray

anymore

worth the flight - acoustic

worth the flight