When You Listen
I've grown up loving and involving myself in lots of music. When I was just a youngster I started singing at church on Sundays, and after building up my confidence, my mom dragged me up on stage at our friend's wedding reception. I sang in the school choir in elementary and before long I became a proud alto singer in the Calgary Girl's Choir. Being classically trained was an awesome experience for me as it really developed my voice. After six years in the choir, I resigned and started working with my current vocal teacher, Brian Farrell. For the past two summers I've competed in Calgary's Stampede Talent Search and made it into the semi-finals. I perform at the Ironwood restaurant and perform at small venues like old folk's homes and at open mics around Calgary. I've recently been having little gatherings at my house so people can hear my voice as well as my lovely grand piano, Joy. I've been very blessed, as of late, to be pursuing my life long goal of recording and producing my own CD, 'When You Listen.' The album was recorded in the summer of 2010 and was released in December, 2010. My inspiration comes from lots of things, especially people, memories, and feelings. I don't always write about myself but often find myself writing about people I know, people I don't know, or people that don't even exist! I really hope you enjoy my songs and first album, 'When You Listen.'