Hi there! My name is Kiyomi and it means Pure Beauty. I’m a performing singer/songwriter, a writer, and a teacher. I sing and write about life, and finding the magic in it.
My biggest love has always been singing. I studied Classical and Theatre Voice and Studio Composition in college, though I like to rely mostly on my ear and inspirations when creating. I was once an extra in a movie called “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″, which featured a close up of my face I’ve also had my nose buried in a book ever since I can remember, and have kept a journal since I was 12.
In 2011 I realized one of my biggest dreams and released my first full length album “Child in Me”, where I wrote, co-produced, and performed in all the songs. They tell the story of my life in chronological order. This body of work is literally a part of me.
My favorite type of gig is to sing for big speakers at large conferences that convey positive messages, and I’ve performed in front of hundreds for these types of events. I’ve also performed in my beloved NYC at venues such as The Bitter End and The Alphabet Lounge. I’ve sang in Japan, Korea, and all across the US, including performances for foreign ambassadors and members of the UN. I’ve been played on radio stations, made appearances on local TV shows, and have been featured in local magazines and websites.
And as for the magic? I believe magic shows up every time we learn one of the many lessons or make one of the many realizations, in life. Magic shows up in our precious creations, too. For me, the process of creating often unveils it. It also tends to appear sometimes when we are lost and may not even know we are searching for it. But mostly it shows up when we love, because magic is mostly made up of love.
I believe we are all more alike than we are different, in this journey called life. Our hearts all feel the same emotions and learn the same lessons, so hopefully my music and words can reach that magical place in you that we all share.