Hi! I’m Aoede, a multi award-winning San Francisco-based quirky folk pop artist, author, voice actor, teaching artist, and playwright. My mission is to be a light and a muse by inspiring, engaging, empowering, connecting with and supporting young adults and kids at heart of all ages, challenges, and abilities through original art and music. I also create as a healing path, as I’ve been living with a chronic illness for 10 years. Music and art are my lifelines!
I have been honored with more than 50 awards for my songwriting, audiobooks, videos, and stage plays since 2012! Highlights include Independent Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, and John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Why Aoede? Once upon a time, in Greek mythology, way before the nine celebrated muses, there was a muse named Aoede: the first muse of song. I chose this name to inspire you and to remember to be continually inspired.
My Memoir: “A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude,” will be released September 21st, 2018, Myositis Awareness Day, and is intended to inspire and encourage those battling chronic illness, disability, or life challenges. Living with a chronic illness for more than ten years, I’ve constantly been creating art and music to help me heal.
DECEMBER 9th-16th, 2018: “LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS” A Special Live/Online Event and Book Release featuring video interviews and personal stories, music and art from more than 50 artists, musicians and authors who use their creativity as a healing path!