The Secret Place – EP
The Story Behind the Music
First, thank you for being here. Welcome! Second, a little about me and my music. My name is Katya, and I’m an ESL teacher. Music is my therapy and my joy. When I was about 17, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called, “Epstein Barr-Virus,” which would radically change the next five years of my life. Most days, my little bit of energy would not allow me to leave the house, but it was just enough to sit at my piano and create. And create, I did.
Most of my piano compositions came from those five years, and every song on this album I wrote during that time.
Today, I am not battling an illness, and I am enjoying each day I can do the things I love. My life is delightfully simple. I am working on a master’s degree, spending time with my family, traveling, and writing poetry about this whimsical life. You may even find me at my piano, my fingers jumping across the keys, smiling as I play.
It has always been a dream of mine to publish an album, and I am more than thrilled to share my music with you in my first album titled, “A Secret Place.” I thank God for all that I have been through, which has brought me to where I am today.
So, again, I say thank you for being here. Thank you for being willing to listen to the melodies that were written during a complicated time in my life. May this music carry you through the good and the bad, the high and the low, and all in between.