Diane Hein has been on stage and performing in front of live audiences since the age of six. Foreshadowing a life filled with music, as a youth, she played the part of a 'Christmas Caroler' at the nationally recognized School of Fine Arts in Willoughby, Ohio. Likewise, she played 'Country Roads' on guitar in her first grade talent show. At age nine, she made her professional debut, playing classical and Spanish guitar for a wedding reception. Diane has over a decade of studying Classical guitar, voice and theater and over two decades of performing professionally under her belt. Additionally, she has a true passion for writing her own music and performing it live. Her originial music often has a country flair to it--incorporating a story line and demanding vocal range, clarity and emotion. On the subject of her most recent CD 'Paris' Diane writes, 'I wanted to produce a collection of original songs rooted in country music yet maintain each song's individuality and personality through specific instrumentation. Having been a solo musician for much of my performing life, I found that working with such a great group of musicians on my original material was a real hoot. I chose most of the songs for the CD that I have had the opportunity to perform over the years prior to the CD's release thereby relying on a sort of 'hindsight' supported by the responses of my listeners. Through the process of creating a 'radio-friendly' CD, it was of utmost importance to me that the songs maintain their integrity. In other words, I wanted to be able to still play those songs in my living room-and still have them be 'those same songs'-not be overly packaged or produced or taken astray from their core.' In addition to her passion for music, Diane is a wife and mother of two. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, and manages her own independent music label-First String Music, LLC. In addition to writing songs for her label and performing live, she has produced and written songs for various organizations. Diane lives in rural Bainbridge Township, Ohio.