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Meet Aveyah

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aveyah.

Aveyah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Ironically, my calling towards music has been hands down THE most unexpected intuition I received to date!

Although I grew up in a musical home, my mother loved to sing and play the piano, I never really connected with music until I was a teen. When I quit all the formal classical music lessons of my childhood which felt more like a mundane chore to me at the time and went back to it from a pure place of heart and exploration. Although my mind had completely forgotten how to read sheet music, my fingers never forgot how to play the keys.

So one day, after two years of not touching the piano, my curiosity led me to sit down on the piano bench and see what would happen! And just like that, I let my inspiration play whatever it felt like, with no agenda to practice or play any specific songs. That was the first time I ever felt truly connected with the musical current running through my body, down my fingers and onto the piano keys. It was the first time I experienced the feeling of getting lost in the melodic magic of the present moment.

From then on, singing and playing the piano to the tunes of my favorite songs became my secret little hobby I never dared to share or mention to anyone. Most of my friends had no idea I could play the piano, let alone sing! I honestly had absolutely no intention or desire to share it with anyone, I was perfectly happy to just play for myself!

Fast-forward to my late twenties, I was thoroughly loving all the joys of my teaching career at an absolute dream school with the sweetest students I could ever ask for. Without a shred of doubt in my mind, I thought I would happily retire there but little did I know, life had other plans for me.

At the start of a new year, I was given additional courses to teach which made my workload unbearable. I was working 60 hours a week, drowning in work, meetings and prep that never ended. And worst of all, I didn’t have enough heart-filled energy left to be fully and joyfully present for my darling students. It was breaking my heart. So I turned to my music. It was the only thing that was keeping my sanity. I would stay up late at night, crying, writing, composing, and playing my heart’s pains away.

That’s when I received the intuition. It was clear as day. I had to leave my beloved teaching career to pursue music. Umm… wait, what? MUSIC?!? As in this thing that I’ve always been terrified to share with anyone and had literally never done outside the walls of my apartment?! You’ve got to be kidding me. I was scared shitless! But the calling was REAL. I couldn’t ignore it.

Three months later, I told my beloved students and colleagues, I was leaving to pursue music. Within the year that followed, I launched my YouTube channel, posted my first covers online, performed my original music live for the first time, hired a crew to film my first music video, recorded and released my first EP on all major streaming platforms, and moved to LA.

What was once this terrifying calling of putting myself out there for the world to see was now my everyday reality. It’s truly incredible how life can change in an instant when we choose to trust our inner guidance, no matter how scary and irrational it seems. It only and always ever leads to more magic.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Oh boy! There have been PLENTY of challenges along the way. Most of them, honestly, have been inner challenges. Moving through fears and limiting beliefs to find greater liberation and love for myself exactly as I am and sharing just that with the world. No matter how vulnerable or how raw it may be, it’s my truth, it’s part of who I am. And there isn’t anything more powerful that we can do than to share who we are with the world.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
My sound is an uplifting blend of Soul, RnB and Reggae. I merge conscious, raw, intimate story-telling in my lyrics to reveal the experiences and Truths that unite us all and inspire expansion and deeper self-connection. Ultimately, my heart lies in living and breathing the very magic that I inspire in others, be it through my song or the many other expressions of my divine being.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success as simply being. Being who I am in all my infinite expressions of love. There is nothing greater that I came here to do than simply be who I am.

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Christian James Tejidor

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