HOW IT ALL BEGAN

 

I WAS SIX OR SEVEN YEARS OLD AND MY MOTHER WOULD PLAY OVER AND OVER,

THROUGH OUT THE DAY.  THE MUSIC OF “JOHNNY MATHIS.”

I WOULD SIT AND LISTEN TO HIS SONGS AND SING ALONG.  I KNEW IN THOSE

MOMENTS IN TIME, THAT I WANTED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN SINGING. 

MY DESIRE TO SING (WHICH I DID CONSTANTLY), STARTED ME TO EARNESTLY START

SEEKING IT OUT ON A FULL TIME BASES.  I DECIDED THAT IF I PRACTICED EVERY

DAY, STAYED IN SCHOOL, KEPT MY ACADEMICS UP AND STAYED PHYSICALLY FIT,

I WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO PURSUE MY DREAM OF A CAREER IN MUSIC AS A

VOCALIST.  I BEGAN TAKING PRIVATE SINGING LESSONS, PRACTICING EVERYDAY,

AUDITIONING IN TALENT SHOWS, CHURCH CHOIRS, SCHOOL CHOIRS. 

 

BY AGE 12, I BEGAN TO BE COGNIZANT OF MY VOICE BY IMITATING

“JOHNNY MATHIS”     

                           

MY ULTIMATE AND FAVORITE VOCALIST.  HE WAS MY TRUE INSPIRATION TO SING.

(ALONG WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MY MOTHER).  I EXPANDED MY FINE

ARTS, IN A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL OF FILM AND ACTING, UNDER THE GUIDANCE

OF AL RUSIO, AN ACTOR WHO CO-STARRED IN MORE THAN 100 FEATURED FILMS.

HE HELPED TO GROOM ME IN THE FINE ARTS OF ACTING AND STAGE PRESENCE.

ANOTHER FACET OF MY TRAINING WAS WITH WEIST-BARRON SCHOOL OF TV &

COMMERCIAL TRAINING. 

I WAS MOST FORTUNATE TO MEET AN EXCEPTIONAL VOCAL COACH, MISS CONNIE COX. 

ONE OF HER STUDENTS INCLUDED NONE OTHER THAN OUR LEGENDARY 

“JOHNNY MATHIS.”

UNDER HER VOCAL GUIDANCE, SHE INSTRUCTED ME HOW TO SING PROPERLY,   

VOCAL TECHNIQUES AND BREATH CONTROL.  I LEARNED TO USE MORE OF MY DIAPHRAGM FROM RENOWNED OPERA SINGER EDWARD KINGINS.  

THIS HAS ALL BEEN AN EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY FOR ME. SINGING MAKES ME EXTREMELY HAPPY.

SOMETHING I DIDN’T EXPECT WAS THE INCREDIBLE COMMUNITIES OF WARM HEARTED 

PEOPLE.  FRIENDS I’VE COLLECTED ALONG THE WAY… WE HAVE SHARED GROWTH AND AN AMAZING JOURNEY TOGETHER.  I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE

LOVE AND SUPPORT THROUGH IT ALL. 

REMEMBER... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE!!!