There was a night when, after a frustrating and eventually tearful attempt to practice singing, I slouched at the piano, not ever wanting to open my mouth again. I was stuck. I stared at the black and white piano keys and wondered if I would ever see my dreams come true. Where had that happy, easy singing voice gone? Where was that pure, confident joy in performing that my 13-year-old self had known?
Finally, I had to sweep the sheet music away and allow my soul its longed-for freedom. All of the inspiring sounds I had soaked in throughout my life collided and something uniquely my own began to take shape.
Somehow I found a melody and chords, and I quickly found post-its to jot it all down. More songs came out of me and kept flowing within a short period of time—almost without conscious control. As I shed the tight restraints, my personality could come alive again.
From Italy to California, I have searched, written, explored and discovered. Along this path, I have learned how much work dream-chasing actually takes. In uncovering the music within me, formed by a collection of varying sounds and styles that I love, I have gained a desire to bridge the gaps between genres. I hope that listeners feel my songs are a refreshing balance between what is familiar and what is intriguing.
Now, after waiting, working, and proving to myself that my goals can be realized—I give to you my culmination, my dream, my passion, my tribute to that moment when I played from my heart and found the magic in music again.