Kori Linae Carothers

Peace in Music



I am 


I am an  American Contemporary Instrumental PianoScapes Artist with Storytelling and Progressive influences. From my friend and producer Will Ackerman - "Kori's music has evolved in its own complexity and richness over the years, but the strength of her artist voice is powerful and singular to unify all of her work as purely her own." 

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

Portraits by Jason Wallis Photography

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New Christmas Album in the Works


Hey you!   It has been since 2015 since I released Fire in the Rainstorm - and now I am working on a Christmas Album.

The album is centered around the Victorian/Regency Era, but will have a 21st Century twist!  Think Charles Dickens meets Progressive/Contemporary Instrumental!  It will be recorded at Imaginary Road Studios! The cool thing is that you will be able to take part in its making. I will be announcing a special VIP membership that is designed for you in mind.  You have been following me for a long time, and it is time to take things to the next level - join my Peace in Music Journey Tribe today so that you won't miss a thing!

Click on the link below!

Peace in Music Journey Tribe

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Kori's Digital EPK

Press, booking agents, promoters - feel free to download any or all content. Questions? Feel free to message me via my contact page. Please note, I am a member of the Western Arts Alliance and I am also a voting NARAS/GRAMMY® member. 

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   Photo by Sarah Char 2015

KOri's Bio

High Res Photos 

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    Photo by Jason Wallis


Kori's Music 

     Photo by  Jason Wallis

    Photo by Jason Wallis


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where and When - Past/Current


June 11, 2018

Hi Kori here... my finger is still in its splint! BUT, good news I am healing, and I am guessing in the next month I will take it off and you KNOW I am happy about that.  Performances are being held off until further notice.  Why?  Oh I am in the middle of working on my Christmas album.  Traveling and performing right now would distract me from working on that album.. and you KNOW how distracted I can get!! I can play now without my hand aching which is a really GOOD thing! Enjoy your week! 



April 12, 2018

Hey you! Thanks for checking my performances. Right now, I stream 30 minute musical moments called LIVE with Kori - every Thursday 1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern and 9pm GMT. I am on Facebook LIVE, and that is where you and I can chat together, with more like minded friends! See you there!  😊

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March 22, 2018

Hi there!  

Kori here. Yup most of you know by now, I injured my little pinky finger.  It is wrapped in a splint and will be not performing for 6 - 8 weeks!  I KNOW RIGHT?!! So freaking annoying! Join me online today as I tell you what, who, why and HOW I injured my little finger!  Love ~ k

February 21, 2018

Hey Everyone!  What a crazy few months!  I've been out of town most of January, and then I have been rehearsing daily.  I won't be performing this year, unless you really want me to come to your city/town!  You can email me here: korilinc @ gmail.com ( when you email me, put all of the text together.)  

You CAN catch me online for my LIVE with Kori Sessions, which are weekly at 1pm PST. Click on the photo below to join us tomorrow:



January 9, 2018

Hey Everyone!  Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy Christmas, and a wonderful New Year celebration.  As I am planning out 2018, performances are put on the back burner for now.  I am writing and arranging a Christmas album, which is taking an incredible amount of research.  Also I am going way out of my comfort zone to learn the music ( reading music is not my strength! ) I have found arranging music to be really fun though, and I feel by doing this will strengthen my music skills!  Cheers! 



November 18, 2017

Hey everyone!  Just an FYI - I am performing at a private function on December 6th.  For those of you in SoCal, if you want to come please message me here: korilinc@gmail.com and I will give you the directions to come and join us!  

September 27, 2017

Hi Everyone.. Kori here.  I won't be performing any time soon... however, I was asked to be a guest artist for the OLLI ( Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCI Division of Continuing Education)  Course offered here:  

August 14, 2017

Several months ago I was asked to compose a special arrangement of a hymn from my church and perform it at a Church Devotional on Sunday July 2, 2017.  I really had a great time putting it together, and when it came time to perform it, wow, I was nervous. I did pull it off, and it was beautiful! My son Tyler and hubs drove me to and from the gig.  THAT was fun! 

 Being driven home from the performance. 

Being driven home from the performance. 




July 5, 2017 - 

Kori here, I do not have any upcoming performances as of today. I am working on new music and collaborating with a few people, so that is why I am not venturing out in the world to perform.  If you want me to come to your area, please feel fee to contact me!  Peace in Music... Kori 



May 4, 2017 

Hey there - looking for more concerts?  Right now I am up to my eyeballs in new music. If you can persuade me to come and perform locally, I just might do that! Until then, I am hard at work in my home studio composing!  ~ Peace in Music... Kori 


February 13, 2017 

On Saturday March 18th, I will be a featured performing in Salt Lake City along with Michele McLaughlin!   



Below is a past performance.  If you want me to perform in your city... email us here:  korilinc @ gmail dot com. More performance dates coming soon!  - Kori Feb. 2017

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2017.   To purchase your tickets click on the poster!  See you there!













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You can purchase my entire discography as downloads, physical albums or both!  We ship worldwide. I also offer digital singles.  To explore - click on the album you wish to listen to, then purchase the one(s) you like! Its that easy.  Your purchases support marketing, promotion, tours, merch (forthcoming), and MOST important NEW albums, and much more! 

If you don't wish to purchase today.. you can become a Peace in Music Patron! When you become a Peace in Music Patron, you can pick a special perk, a token of my appreciation.  It can range from a Skype call, in studio visit with lunch. Gift cards, Google hang outs with me.  Just click on the button below for more information.  


Peace in Music Patron

the Talk

  • I would listen to Kori Linae Carothers' album just on the title alone...Fire in the Rainstorm... delightfully ambiguous...intriguing. It is impossible... or is it?... ( click for the full review) RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter

By stripping away her keyboards and baring her soul through the piano's ivories, Kori Linae Carothers' music has reached a new level of immediacy and intimacy...(click for the full review) Bill Binkelman - Wind and Wire

  • Fire in the Rainstorm is an eloquent artistic statement from a highly regarded pianist/composer whose music resounds with heart and soul...(click for the full review) Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus

Fire in the Rainstorm is Kori Linae Carothers' second project with Will Ackerman producing, and her first solo piano album. With one of the more dramatic album covers of the year, the music is both eloquent and beautiful...(Click for full review) Kathy Parsons - Mainly Piano

  • There is much love in the music of Kori Linae Carothers. Fire in the Rainstorm is a voice of a dear and close friend's heart, which is waiting for you... ( click for full review) Serge Kozlovsky

Fire in the Rainstorm was a perfect vehicle for Kori's first solo piano effort and we as listeners reap the rewards of this wonderful effort every time that we put it on for another listen... ( click for the full review)  Michael Foster, editor Ambient Visions

  • "Kori has created a beautiful pallet of music that express her true passion for her craft. Her music takes the listener on a magical journey. Would highly recommend this album as well as her other creations. Well done Kori!"  - Kristine

When I play Kori Linae Carothers' new album Fire in the Rainstorm, it feels as though a soft warm blanket was gently placed over you as you lie there listening Kori talk. Roosevelt Roy Jr.

Living with

I live with hearing loss in my left ear.  We found out when I was 5 that I had over 90% hearing loss. I basically have no hearing in my left ear. I was told when I was younger that I would never make it as a musician.. and yet I stand proudly and grateful that I have music in my life. Never tell me I cannot do anything, because baby - I will and prove to the world I can and will conquer!

Throughout my life I have talked with many people that have hearing loss. I was not sure if there were organizations out there that were working to find a cure for hearing loss as well as promote hearing health, until now. One day I decided to research the internet to find such a group and found Hearing Health Foundation. I was so impressed with their mission statement:  Hearing Health Foundation's mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. I am proud to say that a percentage of "Fire in the Rainstorm's" sales go to Hearing Health Foundation to help with their mission by preventing and curing hearing loss with their fine research!  

I was recently diagnosed in having Spasmodic Dysphonia - which is a vocal disorder. Each day is different from the next.  I really took for granted being able to speak.  Since I was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia, I've gone through various stages in my psyche.  I was angry at first, then I was extremely depressed, and finally accepted that I yes, I have this.   I am so grateful for the medical technology nowadays so that I can receive treatment.  

Oh? What IS it? From the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Website:  It is a neurological condition that involves "spasms" of the vocal cords causing interruptions in speech and affecting the voice quality. SD can cause the voice to break up or cause a strained or strangled quality.

The bottom line is, I won't allow this to take away my happiness. I deal with it on a daily basis. Is there a cure? No. Is there treatment? Yes!! I receive botox injections into my vocal cords to give me the ability to speak without the spasms. Even though this is annoying, I will stay the course and do my best at what I do, and that is composing, recording music and releasing music. 



For more info on Spasmodic Dysphonia - Click here: NSDA - National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association



My NewS

Monday June 11, 2018

Hey Kori here! I have been working on getting licensing for a song JOSEPH KIND JOSEPH since October 2017.  GUESS WHAT?!!! After months of writing back and forth - and waiting - and waiting and waiting some more - I received licensing permission.  I knew I had to have this song on the Christmas album it is gorgeous!  My arrangement of this song has been challenging, but I hope I can do justice to it.  



LIVE with KORI Series continues.  Brenda Warren will be joining me again - if you remember the show had some tech issues, so we had to stop the interview.  So join me on Thursday June 14th at 1 pm Pacific, (thats 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central, 4 pm Eastern and 9 pm GMT.  Click here:  LIVE with KORI

 Trysette was my guest last week showcasing her new video  "Mirror" 

Trysette was my guest last week showcasing her new video "Mirror" 

Missed a LIVE with Kori Session?  Click here for the replay:  LIVE with KORI Sessions Replays

Now that my finger is healing, I will be returning to the improvs.  I will have two interviews per month, and the rest of the month I will be playing improvs!  

I am working on a VIP membership that I will unveil sometime this month! So keep an eye out! I will send an email announcing that - so if you are not part of the Peace in Music Journey Tribe - sign up today! 
Click on the link below to sign up:
Peace in Music Journey Tribe

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Hi there!  I have had a busy weekend! How about you? I experienced a few technical glitches on Friday... My email service sent out a responder email with 3 free downloads!  If you received it, you're welcome!  Haha. Sometimes technology and me mix really well, and sometimes I don't do so well with tech! 

This week LIVE with KORI will continue - with very special guest Keith Richie. Keith is an amazing ambient composer... I like to think his music is ambient soundtrack storytelling.  He has a unique take on composing and what influences his writings.  I think you will LOVE his music. 

I am also going to go to Grammy Museum in LA on Saturday May 19th to the FLOW concert.  I will be able to see my friends and meet more new people!  I am VERY excited!  

I also released a preview of a song I am working on titled "Remember".  It is a story about a character named Killashandra.  One of my favorite authors - Anne McCaffrey introduced her to me in her books about The Crystal Singer. I can relate to the character really well, and I think that is why I loved this trilogy.  Click on the image to listen, and email me your thoughts and suggestions !   kori@koritunes.com






Thursday March 15, 2018

LIVE with KORI Series:

 LIVE with KORI 



Join me every Thursday from 1pm Pacific to 1:30pm Pacific ( 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern and 9pm GMT) as I play LIVE for you, answer your questions - maybe wear a hat, maybe not! LOL. You can join in the fun here on Facebook: 


The next LIVE with Kori is on Thursday March 22, 2018!  Hope to see YOU there!

I also need your opinions!  Please go to this survey and answer as many questions as you want or as little!  

~Your Opinions on My Music~



Wednesday February 21, 2018


I have newly designed T-shirts!  Grab yours today and show your love for my music! Once your get your t-shirt show it off by taking a photo and upload onto Facebook and tag me! To get yours today, click on the photo: 

LIVE with Kori Facebook Online, tomorrow February 22 1pm PST.

Hi everyone! I hope you join me for tomorrow's LIVE with Kori session from 1PM Pacific time, thats 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern and 9pm GMT time. To join us! Click on the link below: 


Monday January 8th, 2018

LIVE! with Kori Q&A Sessions FaceBook Online

Join me LIVE online at my Facebook Music page on Thursday January 11th from 1:00 - 1:30PM PACIFIC (2PM Mountain, 3PM Central, 4PM Eastern and 9PM GMT) Please feel free to submit your questions to me via email: korilinc@gmail.com Subject: LIVE with Kori. If I answer your question you will get a surprise musical gift from me!   To Join us, click on the photo: 



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Photo by John Patrick Images - Performance at Sculpterra Winery - Paso Robles, CA 

I have to admit your newsletter is one of maybe three I actually read and enjoy hearing how you are doing. Congratulations on receiving the approval to provide your rendition of “ Joseph Kind Joseph”. I’m sure it will be lovely.”
— From KMB
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You can send me USPS mail here:  

Kori Linae Carothers  

27758 Santa Margarita Pkwy #407

Mission Viejo, CA 92691



Please visit my friends at Hearing Health Foundation and find out how you can help promote hearing health! 

I have met, performed and worked with amazing talented musicians and engineers in the past and present.   Here are my favs! : 

Will Ackerman        Tom Eaton        Fiona Joy Hawkins  

Jeff Oster           Corin Nelsen     Lisa Downing 

Eugene Friesen       Jeff Silverman   Denise Young

Aeone                Tom Shinness     Liz Story

Scarlet Rivera       T-Bone Wolk     John Luttrell 

Kuutana Serenity     David Cullen    Jill Haley