For the past 2 decades, I have worked in the mid-Michigan area as a Flute Instructor and freelance performer in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a solo recitalist. In 2015, I became a Certified Therapeutic Musician and provide live, prescribed music at the bedside of the ill and dying.
Throughout my career, I always questioned whether music was the right choice for me. Even though I always met with success and could support myself, I didn't always feel that this path always expressed who I knew myself to be. I love performing, but more so when I get to create the performances in which I am involved and make a difference in the lives of the audience. I love teaching, but I was teaching so much I was feeling burnt out and feeling ineffective. What to do?!
Over time, I began to see that I needed to make some changes or else I was going to lose the spark and passion for this career. As I became aware of my value for providing music that makes a difference in peoples' lives, I decided to become a Therapeutic Musician. This allowed me to release some of the teaching that was eating up my energy.
After becoming a Certified Core Energy Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2019, I founded Wings Unfolded, LLC, through which I help people develop self-awareness and healthy relationships with themselves in order to access the power and true potential that resides within.