hey! if you don’t have plans tomorrow night, come watch me play at a sick loft in LA!! im on at 8, dm for deets ✨🎶 • • anyone else feel like they were raised on Coldplay?? i don’t think i’ll ever fully understand just how much influence they had on me + my musical style. 🌟 this song came on shuffle today so i naturally had to loop it alllll the way to the practice rooms ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ i may have just posted this as an excuse to show off my new favorite shirt... 👔🤭
a little different today, but wanted to share with you all something i am incredibly excited and humbled about 💛 • • here are some links for you: EVENT -> https://www.facebook.com/events/436793243415006/?ti=ia “Santa Monica Out of The Darkness Walk” MY DONATION PAGE -> https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=1669654
☀️ although i’ve been spending a lot of time studying in california lately, home for me is wayyyyy back in texas! 🤠 growing up that far south meant being surrounded by country music (and A LOT of it!) 🎶 i’ll always have a soft spot for a cowboy love song... 💛 because of country, i’ve always seen songwriting primarily as storytelling - a way to take someone on a journey to share glimpses of experience ✨ this comes out in some of my songs more than others (and tends to be the kind of music i like listening to most)! • • moving halfway across the country is tough y’all, but it makes you realize and appreciate the little things that made you who you are 💛 here’s a little bit i came up with that has to do with that very sentiment 😊 enjoy!!
many of you may not know that alongside my own music, i’ve taught music to kids for the past 5 years! 🎹 with piano, ukulele, and songwriting from ages 5-65 i’ve had the pleasure of teaching about a dozen students (some which i still teach today!!)🌟 i loooove kiddos + they keep me so grounded in who i am while reminding me what i love about music 😊 • • recently i was hired to teach music to 2nd and 3rd graders at an elementary school here in LA ✨ i’ve been having an absolute blast teaching them about songwriting! this week’s songwriter is julieta venegas & i’ll be playing this little clip of her song “me voy” for them in class tomorrow as an example 🎶 • • insider info: this actually isn’t the first time i’ve posted this song.... bonus points if you can find the original!!! 😉
ooh man. school hit HARD this week & i’m just now getting to grab some instruments again !!! nonetheless, yknow ive got a few new (exciting) things in the works & can’t waitttt to share them with ya 💕 this one’s a chorus from an original from not too far back - it’s a love song for my best friend called “nothing without u” 🌟
been noodling around with some new ideas lately + thought u might would like to hear ((-: • • sometimes my brain gets stuck on one particular person, or place, or event & then decides to have said thing reappear in my dreams every night!! it’s a terrible habit really, and this is my latest attempt to clean out some of that subconscious goop 🙄 my dreams have a HUGE effect on my day to day life, so the weird ones can really put a damper on my day 🤭 • • if you like this (or just songwriting in general) you should come to The Hotel Cafe on Monday to hear me + more songwriters do things like this 🎶 dm me for deets!
happy birthday, babe. ★ • • nearly 3 years ago i lost one of my best friends to suicide. there’s no describing the darkness we all shared during that time, but there is a way to describe hope. this song “alright” was my best effort to bring hope to a grieving community - and i am continuously in awe of the love and stories that are still being shared with me through this song. • • national suicide prevention week starts this week, and i encourage you to take just a simple moment out of your day to be a friend to someone. anyone and anything counts, you have no idea how much something small can mean to someone struggling. if this cause has a special place in your heart, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and consider getting involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. creating a voice is everything. shine on. 🌟 • • #AFSP @afspnational @afsp_lacentralcoast
here’s a little ditty i came up with in a laundry room not too long ago ... 💜 check out the full song on IGTV 📺 & come hear it in person tomorrow at the Hotel Cafe! ✨
🎉 happy 3rd birthday to the album that started it all! it is absolutely incredible to STILL see all of you enjoying some of my earliest music. 🎤 i’ve grown leaps and bounds since those early recording days, but will still always have a place in my heart for those first songs i put out into the world ❤️ amazed. grateful. excited. stay tuned. ✨
1 year ago today I played my first solo “gig”, kicking off what has proved to be one of the most exciting chapters of my musical career. 🌟 Since then, I’ve played over 70 shows (with a semester of college in between) with 200+ hours of singing, playing, and doing what I love most. 🎶 I cannot express enough gratitude for the people, places, and support that makes this all possible. 💛 I look forward to not only celebrating this milestone, but also celebrating many more in the future. 😊
🎶 what do you do when you show up early to a gig?? definitely whip out a little a-ha cover in your car 😉🚖 • • ✨ this lil’ acoustic version of “take on me” was inspired by the one featured in the #deadpool2 soundtrack !! 📀( @vancityreynolds always finds a way to make my day 💛 )
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🤔 ever wonder what all those instagram stories i post are about?? well this is it folks! 🍀 here’s where you can catch me around town throughout the week - i’ll be in texas all summer! 🤠 i’ve recently been really digging this lil piano rendition of gwen stefani’s sweet escape 🎹✨ • • p.s. thanks for all the get well wishes! i’m feeling much better & excited for some of the summer music plans i have for y’all to listen to 🌻🌸🎶