| At the age of four, Gina sat down at the piano her family was renting for her
older brother's lessons. She began playing songs "by ear" that she sang in
kindergarten and in church. Gina's father was quite astonished that she was
able to quickly and comfortably musically interpret any song she had heard
and wished to play. Her parents agreed that Gina showed both a budding talent and a strong desire
to spend hours composing and playing her "own" songs. Soon after, Gina
started private lessons and was trained to play classical pieces. Gina
enjoyed performing at local churches and for school and social events in her
small community. Even though she enjoyed performing songs found in her music
books, her real love was sitting down on a quiet evening, and playing music
that came so naturally from her soul.
Gina knew that she was able to connect deeply with her feelings and could
translate them into songs that are both deeply contemplative, yet serene and
hopeful. Gina's music really is the language of her heart. She has always
felt that her music provided a nurturing and safe place in which she could
express the complexities of emotions during some of the deepest and most
meaningful moments in her life.
Every original piece you will hear on "From the Heart" is more than just a
song... it is a story; not told with words, but through musical artistry -
her private journey.