State Of Mind
This is a demonstrative recording of my song, "State Of Mind". It is the first song I ever wrote.
Influences: Beyonce, Kim Burrell, Bobby Mcferrin, Jazmine Sullivan, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, James Morrison, Usher, Tank, Luther Vandross, Lianne La Havas, Neyo
I am a 24 year old pianist and singer with a BMus in Commercial Music Performance and PGCE in Secondary Music. I have played the piano for 10 years, during which, I have achieved grade 8 piano; grade 5 theory and have continued to work professionally as an accompanist to choirs and vocal workshops.
I am also a singer/songwriter with much performance experience. Most prestigiously, I have performed in venues such as the Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts, the Royal Albert Hall and Hackney Empire to name a few. As well as this, I have worked with the likes of Adele, Beverly Knight and the ACM Gospel Choir.
Aside from my work as a performer, I have spent the last year teaching singing at Stagecoach Primrose Hill. I currently teach students from ages 7 to 16. Prior to this position, I completed my PGCE year, achieving QTS.
I am an eclectic music listener and am able to play in most styles. I also have a particular and developing interest in the hispanic world, their music and language.