New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain

A challenging few months of dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia and my autoimmune disease prompted me to write this book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. Every day I was feeling frustrated, anxious, and angry about how much pain I was in. I felt bruised in so many places. IContinue reading “New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain”

Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite pieces from my new book Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure. Dancing Seaweed is in the alternate tuning of Open F Minor which is fCFG# and a capo is placed on the third fret. You can view an example of the piece on my YouTube channelContinue reading “Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure”

Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!

Instrumental ukulele music that is played with one hand… Dancing seaweed, beautiful jellyfish… Would you like to experience these ocean wonders and sounds? The second book in the Ukulele Expressions series takes you to the ocean where you will have a rich playing experience. The ten musical pieces (Etudes) are designed to increase your fingerpickingContinue reading “Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!”

Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness

I am offering a free PDF sample of my book Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. You will be able to view three sketches and corresponding poems from the book. The PDF is at the bottom of this post. I created these poems and ink sketches in response to theContinue reading “Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness”

One Hand Many Melodies – Ukulele Music for Kids

I have composed five new songs for kids that can be played with just one hand! One Hand Many Melodies has instructions so that you can learn how to play this way along with “doodle prompts” for each song to stretch your imagination as you exercise your fingers! Tune your ukulele to G-C-E-A and getContinue reading “One Hand Many Melodies – Ukulele Music for Kids”

Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele

Last year, I started a project but never quite followed through on it. My poem “Death to Noisy Eyeballs” was made into a video as I spoke the words and played the ukulele. Now, I am finally starting a collection. I think anyone who shares the pain, frustration, sadness, and anger over something like chronicContinue reading “Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele”

Low G Ukulele – Prayer Melody for Ukraine – Free PDF

I have composed a special musical piece (Etude) for Ukraine and the people praying for Ukraine right now. I want to share the music so you can play this as well, and share it as you wish. This is played with only your picking hand on open strings, using an alternate tuning on a lowContinue reading “Low G Ukulele – Prayer Melody for Ukraine – Free PDF”

Free PDF Sample of New Book! Perfect for Musicians of All Levels

I am offering a free PDF download of sample content from I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music when you sign up for my monthly newsletter. This will give you a nice feel for the entire book. You will be downloading five illustrations with the corresponding affirmations and journals prompts. IContinue reading “Free PDF Sample of New Book! Perfect for Musicians of All Levels”

New Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)

My latest book is now available. “I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music” is full of color illustrations of various musicians with their instruments, affirmations (positive self-talk statements), and journal prompts for self-discovery. Have you ever felt really down and discouraged as a new musician? Let this book be a motivatingContinue reading “New Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)”

Bonus Instrumental Ukulele Piece

I have composed a special Ukulele Expressions Holiday Etude in celebration and adoration of the winter sunshine we savor so much this time of year. This piece is in standard GCEA tuning and is played on the open strings with only your picking hand, just like the pieces that are in Ukulele Expressions – IllustratedContinue reading “Bonus Instrumental Ukulele Piece”