What a fun 1920's gig at the Centennial celebration of Glencoe Golf Club! It's always a great night with Andrew Blendermann on the keys, nothing can go wrong- even when you replaced a singer who was sick and with less than 24 hour notice sang 30+ songs unrehearsed...which went swimmingly well! It helped that the audience was helping themselves to the open bar... :)
I cannot even handle the excitement with which I am releasing this music video today! So SO excited. I hope you love it as much as I do! So many family/friends have expressed they have shed tears while watching this video...I hope you will shed a happy tear or two as well - I think my 4 year old is fairly stinking adorable, but I am pretty biased! I hope sincerely that this message of how wonderful and beautiful our world is, will make it into your heart and that you will feel compelled to do something kind today as a result! Kindness is free! Love everyone around you! Our time is short & precious. :) Enjoy! Sincerely Yours,
Rachel & Ella
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.