I was born totally blind with a hearing loss in my left ear, and have been told I was also born with perfect pitch. I'm a motivational singer blending classical music and Broadway favorites with a touch of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Opera, Patriotic & Christian Gospel music. Between songs, I enjoy telling what the song has meant to me in my life, and my desire is to express that meaning for my audience as I sing. I was delighted to be selected by American Idol in the first round, and as a finalist in the Blind Idol. I was honored to sing with The Tenors at Christmastime and with the North Carolina Master Chorale, the official chorale of the North Carolina Symphony. I also play piano and a little violin. Occasionally between songs, I enjoy impersonating people just for fun. Growing up, when other kids were running around outside or riding bikes, I was in my room happily singing, mixing harmony with my voice with handheld recorders, and doing impersonations of anyone who had left a message on our answering machine from the dentist's receptionist to family friends. I grew up the youngest of four children in Raleigh, North Carolina (I love fried chicken and sweet tea!) and have been singing since I first heard Christmas Carols when I was two years old. I love to sing for any size group or occasion. I say a group is two or more people who love music and want to share it together. I don't have to be in my own little corner in my own little room anymore when I can be with you!
Singing is my passion for the joy it brings to people for the few minutes I have with them. I know this is true, because they have told me after I sing. I may have been born blind, but I know I was born to sing.