THE COOLEST MUSIC VENUE IN TOWN

From the first piano lesson, it never occurred to me to play only what was written. Tunes and words danced in my head. My child’s guitar was a gift of sorts, rescued from Martha's music store window. The sun’s rays had burned a small hole in its side, but I didn't care. I formed a "girl group." We wore matching dresses made by our mothers and sang at school and for the church Mother/Daughter banquet, hip songs like The Beatles' "Your Mother Can Tell."


My early fascination with theatre expanded in high school and college. I grew from roles in musicals and plays to writing, composing and directing for student productions, including a traveling college production I called, “Love is in the Wings: A Rodgers and Hart Musical Revue.” As choreographer for “Cabaret,” “Anything Goes,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the college level, I gained experience and had such FUN!


After graduating from Muhlenberg College with a degree in English, I dove into motherhood, but tried to keep the learning fires burning. I consider myself fortunate to have studied voice with Shoshana Feinstein, classical guitar with Robert Torres and violin with Luis Antonio Ibanez.


Today, I travel the winding road, just like you. I love to write and perform songs that reflect my experiences. Mother of four, grandmother of three, curious human.

    Ronda Matson