ThunderBeat is a gifted shaman, a world Bridger who blends tonal with tribal elements into multi-dimensional soundscapes. Her harmonies soothe the spirit; her rhythms awaken the soul.
ThunderBeat is a Native American of Choctaw and Shawnee heritage. The name "ThunderBeat” was given to her by Native American elders because of her abilities to heal and awaken through the power of sound.
She has studied at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, and has researched sound frequency therapy since 1993.
She is an international recording artist and live performer. For more than two decades, ThunderBeat has recorded and toured with national and international artists on major labels. These include CBS, Atlantic, and A&M Records. She is also an accomplished author, teacher, composer, shamanic practitioner, certified Reiki master, and pioneer in sound healing.
ThunderBeat receives her music and ancient healing knowledge from her worldwide travels to sacred sites. She has initiated ceremony in the Pyramids and temples of Egypt, Mount Sinai, the Vertices of Sedona, Arizona, Mayan lands, and many Native American power sites. She has traveled with John Major Jenkins to several Mayan temples, and toured with Jose Arguelles in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
In 2000, ThunderBeat became a solo artist. Her concerts have empowered many people around the world. In 2005 she was nominated for five Native American music awards, and won Best New Age and World recordings.
ThunderBeat is highly recognized internationally for her sound activations and drumming expertise. For more than a decade she has taught drums at the world famous Sam Ash Music store, the Long Island, New York Drum Center, as well as drum workshops throughout the U.S. As a result, she has written an instructional hand drum book called "Rhythms from Around the World,” which includes a guided CD of all the rhythms.
In 2005 she won the Beacon of Light award for her inspiration, creativity, wisdom, compassion, and service to the community and the world.
Visit ThunderBeat’s website at www.ThunderBeat.com.