I began playing the piano at age 6 and writing songs at age 14, but it wasn’t until I was 35 that I composed my first instrumental melody called “Grace and Truth” in May 2000. With musical influences ranging from Bach to Windham Hill to Billy Joel, and inspiration coming from ancient scriptures, I began creating melodies to help me (and eventually others) slow down and experience a sense of God’s peace and rest in a hurried world.
I am always working on new music and had a breakthrough this past Wednesday morning with a new melody that I think will become something very special. I was meditating on Psalm 19 and the words “in the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun” speaking to the wonder of the heavens and the skies. This new original work blends in with a world renowned classical melody penned over 300 years ago. It is very likely to show up on my 7th album which I hope to release in late spring 2011.
Welcome to my new blog! I appreciate your interest in my music and will be posting regularly, sharing in the following areas: 1) Present Moment – what I am thinking about, what is happening, what I am working on, 2) Past Stories – life stories and inspiration behind the six albums and 65 piano melodies / arrangements I have recorded so far, 3) Looking Ahead – special projects and dreams for the future with life, music, Music to Light the World and Get Music Give Hope. Thanks for being part of the story . . .