“My goal is to bring joy and happiness to as many people as I can by sharing my gifts of music, acting, singing and dancing with everyone. If a heart can be touched, a smile can be lifted, and a renewed sense of energy and hope can be felt, then I know that I have done my job well.”
Texas Jazz Central
“I absolutely love singing with the Texas Jazz Central Big Band. It has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. I have grown tremendously in my skills as a singer. The band is fun and energizing to me. I always look forward to rehearsals and gigs with the band. Sometimes, it is the highlight of my week.”
CinCyr Music Ministry & Productions
“Music has always played a special part to bring joy to the hearts of many people. I believe it is my special gift from God to share in this lifetime. I thank God for this gift.”
“I have had many wonderful experiences performing for people over the years. I particularly enjoy performing in nursing homes, retirement communities, and the Alzheimer and Dementia facilities. It brings a lot of joy to my heart to see the happiness that it brings others. I believe that it is very healing to the audience.”
Click here to read the poem "When the Music Starts" that I wrote based on my experience singing for those who suffer from Alzheimer and Dementia.
CinCyr School of Voice & Music
In January 2006 I opened CinCyr School of Voice & Music. Teaching voice, piano, music theory, and helping students reduce stress through recreational music (Clavinova Connection) has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of my students by helping them to achieve their goals in music.
Cherished Gifts I Have Received
"I particularly cherish all of the gifts I have received from the seniors throughout the years. The arts and crafts handmade with loving care out of ceramics, construction paper, and paper plates; the plastic Easter egg with my name engraved on it; as well as the hand painted water colored pictures. I have enjoyed the flowers and cards, as well as the cards with a $1.00 tip left anonymously on my music stand. These gifts, as well as many others, are most precious and dear to my heart. I have kept them all."
Therapeutic Value of Music
"Many miracles have taken place in the years I have been performing.
I’ve seen people who have been unable to speak for such a long time suddenly open up and begin sharing many of their life stories with me.
Patients with a tracheotomy participated as best they could to sing along in the audience participation.
Patients who can’t speak well begin to sing along perfectly.
Many expressed tears of joy after hearing songs that brought back memories of the past. I have had many opportunities to share in this joy listening to their stories.”
These are just a few of the wonderful experiences I have had the privilege of witnessing.
So much more can be said about the therapeutic value of music than I have shared here. This is only a taste.
Look for articles on Music Therapy at a later date."