I spend most of my time writing children’s songs, providing music therapy to children, and teaching children how to sing and play instruments. Early on in my career, I realized that I was going to need a non-children-related outlet to keep me balanced, which is why I started writing songs and playing gigs for an older crowd.
I’ve kept that up over the last few years in different capacities — first as a solo act, and eventually branching out to perform with other musicians. This summer I met Matt Combs, and we quickly realized that our musical taste and style meshed well, as did our songwriting.
We’ve been hard at work for the past couple of months, writing music and preparing for our first gig in October. This week we launched our Facebook page, where we posted a demo album which includes two originals and some of our favorite covers.
I know most of you come here for content related to music therapy, music education, and children’s music, but I like to stray from the beaten path every once in a while and write about what else is going on in my life. If you want to keep up with my new pursuit, you can “like” our page below:
I’m always curious to hear about my colleagues’ endeavors outside of their professions. What do you do outside of work for fun and to stay balanced? Feel free to share links to your “for fun” blog, project, Facebook page, etc.
What do you find more effective regarding social networking? Facebook or Twitter?
For fun I like to walk down to my favorite local bar/restaurant… I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a boozer! But, the place has great food, atmosphere and live music and has become my ‘Cheers’ (so to speak). I’ve also recently begun singing during their monthly open mic nights… and I’m discovering another musical side of myself. Last but not least, I’m very addicted to sewing– I think it’s really satisfying to see an actual item that I created (since, it’s hard to see music :) )