Two years ago April, on a most amazing night, Spirit showed me dreams DO come true! Lexi began studying voice with me 11 years ago. Little did we know, she would be singing my song “Traveling Mercy” at the Light Up The Blues Concert, sending love and healing to thousands affected by Autism.
I was there right along side Lexi, just the two of us on stage, playing piano and singing harmonies. And yes, we rocked the Nokia Theater! The evening raised over $250,000 for children with autism. The night was made into a concert film that captures the love and music of Lexi and me, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Rickie Lee Jones, Chris Stills and Jack Black.
You can get the movie on iTunes and all the proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.
I am excited to be attending this year’s LUTB concert that will be held at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on Saturday, April 25th.
I am so proud of Lexi! My students are important to me and I’m thrilled to pass along all I’ve learned and share the healing power of music. Here’s what Lexi’s mom had to say:
“Lexi has a beautiful voice, an ability to memorize lyrics easily and an “ear” for music. She also has autism. Until Lexi began to work weekly with Christine, she was unable to successfully process information, take direction, and transition from activity to activity (including singing a song) without a great deal of support. With the patient and loving guidance of Christine, along with the healing power of music, Lexi has blossomed and found her “voice”.
Lexi’s singing reminds us that if we remain present, lose judgment and share our gifts without thought of getting something in return, maybe then, love could prevail.”
Love rules! I love what I do and I am so proud of my students! Exciting things are coming up in the next couple of months; my student recital is going to be at the brand new Steinway Piano Gallery in Beverly Hills. In June I am headed to Nashville to work on songwriting with Mary Gauthier! I can hardly wait…stay tuned for more!