The performances I find to be the most captivating are the ones that create an atmosphere where listeners allow themselves to drift away from reality for a little while. It is my belief that the creative mind requires a catalyst to provide this type of atmosphere which can be gained from the life experiences the performer has had. Experiences inspire an element of imagination which is needed to generate an open space for the listener to contemplate within. The relationships that performers have with people, nature, culture, and art are what allow them 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.