I began playing percussion as a youngster out of pure frustration. The flute meant I had to play rhythms and melodies - too hard!
As I gained in my musical education, I learned to play keyboard percussion, and I fell in love with the possibilities of creation! I later discovered the wonders of Middle Eastern music, and dabbled in microtones on the Iranian santur.
I joined a unique troupe of dancers and musicians, and as Music Facilitator, I dedicated five years to sharing my passion for drumming and expanding beyond traditional Western boundaries. More, this group began my journey into the therapeutic aspects of music, as its sole mission was to bring about peace and healing to the audience.
Following in this spirit, I trained through The Music for Healing and Transition Program to become certified as a Music Practitioner. I am the first Music Practitioner to be certified on handpan! Worldwide, I am the only CMP utilizing this beautiful instrument!