healer, facilitator, teacher, creator,
and lifelong inquisitive student
Currently I am completing my final semester of studies at the
Canadian College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
I earned the PhD in Music Composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo (New York),
Masters degrees in both Music Composition and Vocal Performance from the University of Akron (Ohio),
and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology & Music Composition (minoring in Women's Studies)
from Bowling Green State University (Ohio).
I am a certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and certified Vocal Yoga instructor, as well as meditation facilitator, event producer, creative spiritual integration guide, life coach, sound healer, and avid student of plant medicines.
My patients and students have described me as:
compassionate, intuitive, dedicated, skilled, creative,
knowledgeable, caring, open-minded, and experienced
In all my work I seek to hold space for expanded awareness and heart-centered presence.
Music has always been a medium through which I work to heal myself and the world: I hold a PhD in music composition, masters degrees in music composition and vocal performance, an undergraduate degree in ethnomusicology, and Vocal Yoga teaching certification. I also love to play harp, frame drum, singing bowls, and piano.
My family maintains a beautiful 50-acre homestead near Mabou, Nova Scotia, on magical Cape Breton Island.
We forage and cultivate medicinal and culinary herbs, grow much of our own food, and tend chickens and dairy goats.
"Very few in this world know to what extent phenomena can be produced by the power of the voice.
If there is any real trace of miracle, of phenomena, of wonder, it is the voice."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Mysticism of Music, Sound and Word