Busy Year So Far...

Hi Everyone!  

Yes I know I am behind in my blogging. I have been very busy.  March I fully intended to catch up on everything that I am doing and here it is almost the middle of April.  Ok... I have to report on my concert with Michele McLaughlin in Salt Lake City.  I gotta say, that was one of the most memorable times out of state.  Michele is a wonderful host and a good friend.  She is super talented, and made me feel like I belonged.  

I then took a trip to visit my parents, and it was a good thing I did.  My Mom had to be hospitalized because she had pneumonia.  It was a bitter sweet time for us, and it set some changes in motion.  Changes happen in life, sometimes they are welcomed with open arms, yet wow it takes you out emotionally! I am so grateful I had the time in Salt Lake with Michele.  It made my time with my family easier to handle.  Oops! Gotta go, more posts later!  

Love,

Here are some photos: 

Michele McLaughlin

Michele McLaughlin

Michele and Kori 

Michele and Kori 

The Concert Space - beautiful Fazioli piano

The Concert Space - beautiful Fazioli piano

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