The performances I find to be the most captivating are the ones where performers create an atmosphere in which the listeners feel comfortable drifting away from reality for a little while. It is my belief that the creative mind necessary to provide this type of atmosphere is gained from the experiences the performer has had. Experiences provide the element of imagination needed from the performer to generate an open space for the listener to contemplate within. The relationships that I have with people, nature, culture, and art are the kind of experiences that allow me to communicate with listeners through music. It is through this life philosophy that I feel I can find the balance of a healthy mind, body, and spirit and share my world with audiences.