Just got back from California, oh what a little sunshine can do!!

It’s 3 different ideas that will hopefully become a song.


A Song Writing experiment with Andy Othling

Snapshot 1 of piano videoAndy Othling is an amazing artist who started following my music and I in turn started following him! Last week he decided to loop a few guitar chords and posted it on his blog for anyone else to try and layer their ideas over-top of his. He’s going to pick a few of his favourite entries and feature them on his blog.

Click the link below to listen to my submission…

https://soundcloud.com/pixzgirl/andy-othling-experiment

I knew at once I was going to try and do this as I’ve always imagined some of his sounds with my piano…  But this certainly challenged me as I’ve never recorded with my mics before nor have I tried to use a software program to layer my part over another.  This took me a week and a half but I did it! So proud of myself, it’s not perfect by any means but maybe this is the push I needed to experiment with some recording tools…

Check out Andy’s music and blog!

http://music.lowercasenoises.com/

http://www.andyothling.com/about-andy-othling/

Link  —  Posted: January 22, 2017 in Art, Music, Original Piano Compositions, Piano, Spirituality, Uncategorized
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I am so excited to share my new blog with you all.  This has been an idea I’ve had for 3 years, I felt the time was right!

Here’s the link.

http://www.ellaswisdom.wordpress.com

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A little Piano Improv…

Posted: May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

A long time since I’ve posted again…exciting things are happening for my music!

Of course once again I’ve had to delay them just a little as is the life of being a motocross mom and an artist…                          I’ve been working on some big projects musically and I am hoping to announce the release date by mid-summer.  I have a few new songs that I would love to share but I am keeping them secret…for now here’s a video of me improvising on the piano.  These last couple of weeks have been really hard as a parent as my heart is breaking for my son who is going through some hard times with his motocross.  I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I told him this is just one little bump in the road and will make him stronger because of it!

So this piano improv. is what I do when I need to just let go and be sad or whatever needs to come out..

 

“Love’s Turmoil” is my journey over the past couple of months…I’ve been feeling suffocated by life, by the stresses of being a mom, by the responsibilities of teaching 17 students, by not having enough time for me and for my music!  I cut myself off from everyone, I joined an amazing yoga studio and started soul searching…”What do I really want? When do I feel most balanced and happy?”

And of course the answer is the same as it’s always been, spending more time with my children and writing and performing my songs!  I thought by teaching more it would give me more money so as I could get to the studio and start recording an album and all it did was leave me with no time to accomplish what I truly wanted.  It took awhile, but I finally made a decision to cut out over half of my students, and wow, did I feel free again!  I was able to finish my song and record it and start relaxing and just enjoying life again!

 

“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.”-K.T.Jong

 

 

 

I have been so inspired this week with my piano!
This song is an old one that I’ve been wanting to rework a few sections…
and this week it happened! I liked it before but I always felt it was too bare and missing something, well not now!

This song is just me pouring out my emotions through my piano…

I have to say Thank You to Steinway and Sons and Bob Moffatt again, because without them sending Bob to my house this song would have never happened!

My deepest Thank You!!!

Video  —  Posted: February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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What a long 5 months…
I was ready to give up and send the piano back to the store, but thanks to Bob Moffatt, a Master Piano Technician I am loving my new piano again!
It seems the Steinway Calgary store was in transition between dealers and I was kind of caught in between as well. What happened is the past, and I am so grateful to Steinway and Sons for sending me out Bob Moffatt, who spent two afternoons at my house fixing my piano.
I have been playing and even composing and reworking an old song! By the end of the week I will post a new recording. For now, I have posted a song I composed a year or so ago. A friend of mine, Ben McMullen recorded it and played some beautiful guitar riffs along with me.
I had forgotten about this song, it is hauntingly beautiful!
I hope you all enjoy…

Video  —  Posted: February 17, 2014 in Music, Uncategorized
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