Born: December 7, 1955
I was born into a family of 9 in a very small town in Virginia. Music played a pivotal role in my life from the very beginning. It was at home that I learned the value of telling the story behind the music and how powerfully that story can move the listener and impact one's life. I learned how vital it is to convey emotion in the music by watching my father’s facial expressions and body language when he listened to music.
I had one year of formal piano lessons when I was nine years old and another year when I was 13. It was during those lessons that I learned to read music. The rest of my musical ability seemed to come to me naturally. For a brief time, as a teenager, I sang in a band at musical functions in my neighborhood. In this band was a pianist, a sixteen- year-old boy who would later become my husband. I composed and sang my first piece in the band when I was 15....
- Serene Renegade by Jim Santella
- Live at Jazz Standard by Jack Bowers
- Vertigo by Jim Santella
- Vertigo by C. Michael Bailey
- Vertigo by Mathew Bahl
- How Can I Keep From Singing by C. Michael Bailey