“Passages of Time”
Musician: Peggy Leyva-Conley
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Peggy Leyva-Conley began playing Piano at the age of eight with an influence to perform by ear, feel to the Piano by her father a naturally gifted Spanish guitar player, and vocalist that inspired her musical creativity. Peggy's music background consists of Classical, Folk, Blues formal training of Piano Theory and yet she retains her own style, creativity by continuing to create her own original compositions.
The CD "Passages of Time" as of August 2011 has been listed as No. 4 on the Top 20 Classical releases and musician in Nashville, TN, Music City USA on Reverbnation.com
CD RELEASE: Peggy's first CD release is titled "Passages of Time" which is a blend of Classical, Symphony, and Instrumental music and contains seventeen original track releases. The Artist is currently working on a second Preliminary CD consisting of original compositions. The latest music composed is of themes with an interest in motion television narration movie sounds comprised of original Piano, Instrumental and sound effects. The musical scores each have a title theme pertaining to the whole subject matter which is portrayed in each song, which can be generated into various movie scripts given the artist concepts and ideas as a writer.
Peggy is a Member of "The National League of American Pen Women" in the field of Academics and acceptance by the Board panel which is head-quartered in Washington D.C. The Artist areas of concentration include Writing, Music, and Art as a member of the Nashville branch located in the Green Hills area. Peggy is also a professional Painter, Author of Poetry, and a former Associate Editor/Columnist for "The Delta Snake Blues Magazine" out of the Bay Area in Northern California.
The Artist has appeared on the MTV Bammy Awards live at the "Tubes Studio" in San Francisco, California with Legendary Bluesman John Lee Hooker, Michael Osborne and Actor Fabian Anthony Forte promoting the "Tubes Studio" for musicians and artists in the bay area.
Peggy has performed on DJ Ira Bernstein blues Radio Show on KKUP 91.5 a Bay Area Station live on Piano and Vocals her song titled “All of the Colors" an original composition. Also she has been on DJ Guitar Mac "Blues Review" night show pertaining to the Blues music industry. And has been on featured on KAFM 88.1 Radio Station, Grand Junction, Colorado by DJ Jackie Beaux nightly weekend show.
As a private student of Music she attended the former establishment of the "Randy Wagner school of Music" located in Hollister, California. The Artist attended also Gavilan College, Gilroy, California, Santa Clara County as a Piano student; she has trained, studied also under the guidance of Pianist, Marilyn Markham while taking "Contemporary Class Piano" the Third Edition by Elyse Mach at the school.
The Artist has performed with renowned Pianist, Emily Young of the "Boston Philharmonic Symphony" at the "New England St. Luke's Episcopal Church" on a Pipe Organ which has been registered, listed as one of the oldest still existing in the country. The establishment was founded in 1876 located in Hollister, California, San Benito County on the Central coastal region. And has performed for guests in the Parlor room on an original Alexander Graham Bell antique Piano at the "White Gate Bed & Breakfast Inn" located in Mendocino, California, O'Henry's Irish Pub, located in Aptos, California, Santa Cruz County on the coast, has performed on Piano and as a Vocalist at the 100 year old Ebbing & Flowing Springs United Methodist Church located in Rogersville, Tennessee for the "Lee and Davenport" gathering of ancestors located in Hawkins County nestled in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains a part of the Kingsport-Bristol Tennessee and Virginia area. And as a Pianist and Vocalist she has also performed at the Swafford Chapel a Methodist Episcopal church for the "Swafford Reunion" held in Pikeville, Tennessee, Bledsoe County a part of the Sequatchie Valley, the Powell Baptist Church at the "Manning-Clark Reunion" held in Morristown, Tennessee, Hamblen County located in the Cumberland area at the Club house facility. Included in her background she has performed as a Pianist and Vocalist at the "Davis Family" ceremony located at the Apostolic Church located in Hollister, California and as a long-standing member has performed over the years in the congregation. Peggy has continued to perform for various privately held functions in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
The Artist has performed Classical recitals on Piano by Legendary Composers, Musicians Peter Tchaikovsky, Frederick Chopin, Robert Schumann, Frederic Bullard, Eduardo de Capua, W.W. Gilchrist, Johannes Brahms, Carl Von Weber, Franz Schubert, John W. Schaum, John Philip Sousa, Howard Whitney, Vivace, Emil Sochting, Cole Porter and L.W. Rossiter.
QUOTES: The Artist quotes that in order for her to portray a song naturally "I have to become in-tune" with my inner-feelings and release them without much thought, it must be driven with feelings hidden in the heart, and you have to bring them forth in order to create your true emotions at the time of the composition. Music to the Artist is like when she Paints and writes Poetry as it must flow out of you like a river as it is a form of release of the soul, spirit which become inner-twined, it sends cosmic energy, healing through the sound vibrations captured in each piece created that brings peace, and harmony to the listener. Peggy believes that all living things have an electro-magnetic field which has a resonating frequency vibration pattern and when in sync with music, nature, and law of the universe we become one which helps to keep a person in balance. Music can help to heal the Psych, body and mind giving off the right vibration. The Artist believes in vibrational and sound healing as with nature.