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My Songwriter’s Story

Instead of my saying that I had a hard early life, I’ll just say that there are, sometimes, parts of life that one feels like they could just white out and paint all over. 

And yet perhaps, if one looks…

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The Courage to Start Again

Although this post is a bit off of the beaten path today, I am happy to announce that I have created brand new instagram channels so as to better serve my fans with particularly special interests in my classical music…

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Singing through the Pain

One of my songs which has not been recorded yet, “Hillsong,” would unexpectedly bring me to tears every time that I rehearsed it.

I must confess that it got to the point where I sometimes could not even continue with…

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Joy for the Journey

Thus far, a lot of grit, toil, and faith has gone into the making of my band, Isabel and The Whispers’, new upcoming album, Isabel and The Whispers 2 – WANDER, which I first planned with my drummer, Alec

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Meet Drummer Extraordinaire Alec Menge

It was such a privilege to recently record with amazingly talented drummer, Alec Menge, a native of New York, for our upcoming album, Isabel and The Whispers 2 – WANDER, to be released next year.

We had all reunited in…

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The Gift of Bandmates

It’s possible that I have never been as excited as I am now to meet my bandmates from Isabel and The Whispers this summer. 

The subject of bandmates is an overlooked one in this world of solo-glorifying musicians. There’s precious…

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How I Lost 20 Pounds

Today, it’s official, I lost 20 pounds over 3 months while working on my upcoming album!

In reality, I have been working on my album over the past year, and there have, indeed, been days when I have been at…

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How I Write Songs

Being asked how I write my songs is like being asked why is the sky blue, or where do babies come from, or why do snail shells have a concentric shape?

Writing songs to me is about much more than…

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The Mystique of Songwriting

I was once asked to teach songwriting to others, and the thought of doing this struck terror into my heart.

Years back, you see, I had taken a songwriting class, and actually found myself in the position of having to…

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Long and Tough Road to Recording

It’s been a long, kind of painful and painstaking road to recording a new album. The pandemic has had the effect of almost wearing us all out, my bandmates and myself, and we’ve had more long-distance communications than I can…

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Featured in THE WESTFIELD NEWS Today

Today, you can read an article with news about me in The Westfield News as an artist teacher who has received grant support from numerous organizations. Check it out here!

These organizations are: the National Association of Pastoral Musicians…

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My Interview of American Poet, A.R. Ammons

While I was an undergraduate at Cornell and well before my songwriting days, I had the good fortune of getting to know the late and great poet and two-time winner of the National Book Award, A.R. Ammons.

At the time…

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A Friend to Isabel and The Whispers

I first met George through my sister who got to know him at F.I.T. Over the years, he has been a musical hero of a roadie for my band, Isabel and The Whispers, who has helped us with everything from…

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My COVID-19 Year in Musical Review

A little under a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic caused such a disruption in our world and musicians, like myself, have been hit very hard as a result.

My musical life and studio could haven given in to dejection, paralysis…

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MA CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANT NEWS

I am overcome with gratitude to learn that I have been selected to receive grant support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as a musician that has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant means a lot to me as…

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