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Music. A universal language. Music inspires, heals, entertains, connects people, captures stories, and speaks to both the artist and the audience. As a songwriter, I use concepts, to form lyrics, and capture messages, that helps harness emotions, housed within melodies and harmonies, that distills life, down to an essence, that comes packaged, as a song. Every listener can hear something a little different as the lyrics and music are filtered through each person's unique life experiences.
I work independently and in collaboration with co-writers and artists to write, perform, and produce music. Though I do work as an independent songwriter, I am a connector. My favorite way to write songs is through the Art of Collaboration. Where synergistic relationships emerge from combining the strengths of "many" into a more powerful whole. I know my strengths shine brighter when complimented within the alignment of other songwriters skill sets. You can see this dynamic represented in my current song library. My lyrics and basic melodies have been arranged, performed, and produced by singer/songwriter/performer/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Maria Mikayla. She makes my basic songs shine brighter than I ever could on my own. Our collaborative efforts are captured under the name, Skipping Stones (feat. Maria Mikayla), and Skipping Stones Productions.
To see our television debut, check out WILX feature of Mother Daughter Duo where, Maria Mikayla, performs the song, "Take Me Back to When I Was Young." Written by Kate Skidmore. Arranged, performed, and produced by Maria Mikayla.
Additionally, I am one of five, co-founding members of, Power Pack Studios; along with producer/singer/songwriter, Lori Laviolette, and singer/songwriters, Keri Edwards, Sammie Hershock, and Paige Baker. Power Pack Studios, is in the business of "Empowering Women in Music ~ through strength-based collaboration." Through our complementary skill sets, we are launching Power Pack Studios, developing Power Pack Artists, and growing our Power Pack Sync Library to use in film, tv, and advertising. Our first release includes our song, Releasing You (film edition), used in a short film titled after our song. This short film has been accepted into a film festival.