Being a youngster of many talents,
she practically took all available summer lessons from ballet
to swimming. One summer she joined the children's choir of her
alma mater, the University of the Philippines, and she hasn't
stopped singing since.
was eight years old when she started singing professionaly with
the U.P. Cherubim and Seraphim. By her teen years
she was already writing and arranging music, playing the piano
and guitar, as well as mounting school productions. Already a
night owl since then, she could never get up on time to conduct
the school's flag ceremony which everybody in the school expected
her to do. They claimed that it sounded different everytime she
led the singing.
always thought that her musical talent was the norm and not exceptional.
She just thought that she liked musical acitivity more than others.
She didn't realize how ingrained it has been in her system until
she enrolled in college, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Realizing
her mistake, she promptly shifted to the U.P. College of Music
& majored in Composition and Musicology instead.
was then that she was invited to join the world-renowned Philippine
She toured with the group extensively and was part of the 1989
Grand Slam--wherein the group won first prizes in all competitions
they joined throughout Europe.
has been making a name for herself as a session vocalist since
her college days; recording lead and back-up vocals for jingles
and commercial albums. Now, the night owl spends her evenings
writing and arranging for III of A Kind, as well as doing vocal,
band and orchestra arrangements. Her latest assignment involved
her as the vocal coach and arranger for the musical "Rama
at Sita. " She has also been teaching Voice to hobbyists
and professionals at Ryan Cayabyab The Music Studio.