As a performer and composer, I put my entire being, passion, and skills into telling a story. Doing so enables me to take the audience on a journey to transcend limitations, and transform the heart. My approach to creating and performing extends to my work in schools. As a teaching artist, I have seen first hand the positive impact of arts education on students. While teaching at an elementary school, I held an end of year event in which the students performed their original compositions. Everything they learned over the course of the year in my class came to life as they took the stage to share their creations. The sense of pride and ownership that each child expressed was astounding.