Music was the third language that I learned, after
French (the language of love) and Cantonese (the
language of kung-fu movies).
Since every language is a map of consciousness, it
is not surprising that music creates new pathways in
the human brain. It allowed me to express a
depth of emotion that words could not convey.
Even for a child, music is a powerful channel for
beauty, art and transcendence.
I was 14, it also provided a means for
self-employment as I taught classical piano through
the Royal Conservatory of Music program.
With the money
I earned from teaching piano, I was able to
pursue a bachelor degree in
film/video/screenwriting in Montreal.
Upon graduation, I moved to Vancouver with a
national screenwriting award from the Academy
of Canadian Cinema and Television.
While learning about the film industry in
this stunningly beautiful city, I felt very compelled to
explore songwriting and voice. Soon,
my mind and notebooks were filled with
lyrics and song ideas.
On an old
guitar that my Dad had abandoned many years
ago, I started writing acoustic-pop tunes
and singing at open mics around
I was accompanied by a talented electric guitarist
and we performed at cafes and
songwriter venues. Studio
experimentation also followed, as I collaborated
with a few Vancouver music producers on music
ranging from heavy alternative rock to electronic
After a long hiatus, the music is calling again...
and I am happy to go exploring.