I am a retired music professor who believes that all individuals deserve the opportunity to tell their own stories. My storytelling has been shaped by many years of performing as a folk musician while living in the Rocky Mountains, working as a music therapist, singing professional opera, and earning a PhD in music education.

I love to share stories about miracles, silliness, joy, faith, courage, and compassion. To embellish these stories, I play folk instruments and sing. I will be featured on the Rising Star Stage at the 2024 Texas Storytelling Festival, and am a member of the L’il D Guild in Denton, TX. 

Email: chavala4@gmail.com
(940) 391-3538