A Personal Anecdote

In the last 4 years, I've lost my confidence in people. The amount of effort I've taken to make friends with some people that I "thought" were my friends, which turned out to be a lesson for me. I've been crushed and melted by a few who had it in their head, to treat me poorly. I am so good natured, that sometimes I am way too nice to fight back. I finally had to put my foot down, and say.. ENOUGH! Its either them or me.. and I chose myself. To preserve who I am, to preserve the sanity I have left to be there for my family and friends that DO care about me. To also preserve what integrity I had left and talent I have inside to create the music that I do.

I walked away from some important people, that might have made a difference in my musical career.. but for my personal life, made it very difficult for me to have any kind of good feelings or thoughts towards them. I began treating my family and the friends that DO love me and care about me poorly. I decided that I can't work that way and I will not allow anyone to bring me down to their level. I sure as hell will not be a pawn for anyone to play with. It was a non negotiable situation. I wasn't about to stick around and argue about it. So I walked away, and began on the process of healing.

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This road of healing, has opened doors to other people and new friends and old friends that have stood with me. It has opened up new opportunities which I will be announcing in the next month or so. My new album I am working on is also this very personal expression of this lesson that I have learned.I will stand and create the music that is inside of me, MY way.. I will NOT give in to what I did a few years back. I will not give up my integrity to get ahead at the expense of others. THAT is not my M.O.

Get ready for some wonderful moments with me in my journey.. because its going to be super cool!!

Kori Carothers

Kori Linae Carothers, 27758 Santa Margarita Parkway #407 , Mission Viejo, CA 92691

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman