Creative Peacemeal

Creative Peacemeal

Creative Peacemeal is about the highs and lows of living a life in creative and fine arts. Well known, and up-and-coming guests—ranging from artists to musicians, illustrators, designers and more—share starts, struggles, triumphs, and more in compelling interviews. You can find host, Tammy Takaishi, a Board Certified-Music Therapist, continuing the conversation about fine and creative arts, along with recipes from guests via her blog https://tstakaishi.wixsite.com/music/blog

Episodes

June 21, 2021 60 min

Author John Cotter is the latest guest on the podcast, which marks the 25th episode. John gives one of the most moving interviews to date as he goes deep sharing stories of personal health struggles with Meniere's Disease which sparked his upcoming memoir, LOSING MUSIC. We also discuss the creative process, music that touches our souls, and more.

John Cotter is the author of the memoir Losing Music, forthcoming from Milkweed Edi...

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Chef Jacqueline Myer of Broth and Brine, a new restaurant in the Houston area joins me today to discuss her path to the culinary arts, her hot take on food as medicine, and much more.
Jacqueline Myers is chef-owner of Broth & Brine | Dedicated Craft Kitchen as well as GF Personal Chef | Gluten Free & Paleo. In addition to her role as chef-owner-manager at Broth & Brine, she is also a personal chef and a food and wellness...

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June 6, 2021 85 min

A.S. Hatch, brilliant author of the stunning thriller, THIS LITTLE DARK PLACE,  joins the podcast to discuss his favorite writers, books that changed his life, his creative process, and shares the story of how he got published.

To learn more about A.S. Hatch or to buy his books click here.
IG: https://www.instagram.com/as_hatch/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashatchauthor/

Want to learn more about Dachshund Rescue of Hou...

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May 22, 2021 53 min

Versatile violinist,  Filip Pogády joins me on the show today. He talks about how he got his start, what inspires him, a mutual adoration of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, his thoughts on shoulder rests, and more.

To learn more about Filip, his current projects, or to take virtual lessons, check out his websites and social media pages below.
www.pogady.com
IG: www.instagram.com/filippogady
FB: www.facebook.com/pogady
YT: www.youtube.com/f...

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Artist and educator, Melanie Trout Anderson joins to show to talk about teaching during the pandemic, what inspires her, how she got her start, her ADORABLE dog art, and more.

Anderson earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis and her Masters of Art Education from Memphis College of Art.  She began her career as a graphic designer and served as the Director of Advertising for Catherine's Stores Corporation ...

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The brilliant Thomas Echols joins the show today to talk about musical barriers in his life, various philosophies, current trends in electronic music (hint it's quite a surprise), his diverse career, and more.

To find out more about Thomas Echols, follow his websites below.
http://www.thomasechols.com/
http://www.manwomanfriendcomputer.com/

Thomas Echols’s work is an amalgam of classical, modernist, and pop music forays.
As visitin...

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April 26, 2021 60 min

Music Therapist and researcher, Dr. Claire Ghetti joins me on the show today. She shares a moving story of how she came into the field, her current research, life in Norway, and more.

Dr. Claire Ghetti is Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Integrated Master's Program in Music Therapy; Assistant Leader, GAMUT - The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre
The Grieg Academy – Department of Music
For information about Dr. ...

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April 21, 2021 36 min

Jessica Conick is a vibrant, eco-friendly fashion designer and founder of MOUNT INDIGO.
Mount Indigo was founded by Jessica Conick. She speaks about what inspired her to start her company, what we  can do to make a difference, and more

Jessica started Mount Indigo as a passion project after working in the fashion industry for years and realizing that it is one of the most polluting industries in the world. She knew she had to do som...

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April 18, 2021 37 min

Award winning, multimedia artist Janet O'Neal joins the podcast today! Janet shares heartwarming, and interesting stories from her career of over 30 years (and still going strong!), as well as current projects, including collaborations with musicians and other creatives.

To learn more about Janet O'Neal, please visit www.janetoneal.com

Janet O'Neal is an award winning multimedia artist, photographer and teacher. She is be...

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April 11, 2021 45 min

Former classmate, and talented poet, Keith Mark Gaboury joins me on the show today.
He talks about his creative process, current projects, inspirations for poems and more.

Keith Mark Gaboury earned a B.A. in English: Concentration in Creative Writing from Baker University (2008), a M.A. in English: Concentration in Literature from San Francisco State University (2010), and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Concentration in Poetry from Em...

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March 29, 2021 42 min

I'm joined by cellist, and professor, Jennifer Kloetzel. Jennifer share delightful stories, and wonderful insights from her perspective as a long-time performer and educator.

A graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fulbright Scholar, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel has concertized throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician. A founding member of the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet (1996-...

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Singer, songwriter, Amy Elizabeth Clarke joins the show and talks bluntly about being a freelance musician during the pandemic, her current projects, her take on Taylor Swift, and more.

To learn more about Amy click here for her Facebook page and here for her Patreon account.

To learn more about host, Tammy and to check out the new merchandise page for the podcast, click here.  

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March 15, 2021 41 min

My former professor, Dr. Brian Abrams joins us on the show today and it's such a treat to pick the brain of someone so revered in the field of music therapy. He speaks about his beginnings in the field, compassion fatigue, what's it's like to teach during a pandemic, and more.

Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Analytical Music Therapist and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, has been a music therapist since...

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Shakuhatchi master, and composer, Shawn Head joins the show today! He's full of amazing stories, and wise words.

Shawn Head has an active career as a Shakuhatchi soloist, along with being a composer, and educator. He studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He also became the youngest non-Japanese Shakuhatchi master at 23. Head emphasizes the possibilities and coherence between Eastern and Western ideas; mixing t...

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March 1, 2021 41 min

Honored to have Dr. Jennifer Higdon, a Pulitzer Prize and three-time Grammy winning composer on the show today! 
Tune in to hear the story of her musical beginnings, what it's like to win the Pulitzer, and what she was up to in 2020 (hint A TON OF COMPOSING), inspirations behind one of her most popular pieces, and more.

Jennifer Higdon, a Pulizer Prize and three-time Grammy winner, is one of the most performed living American com...

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February 22, 2021 53 min

Author, and one of my besties, Cheyanne Young joins the podcast today! Tune in for honest book talk, witty banter, the writing rule(s) she breaks, the authors she can't get enough of, and more!

Cheyanne Young is a Young Adult Author of THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE, and THE BREAKUP SUPPORT GROUP, among others . If you haven’t picked up her books yet, do so. They are witty, and full of heart--a perfect weekend read that will leave ...

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February 15, 2021 45 min

Just in time for Valentine's day, Romance Author, Allison Ashley of PERFECT DISTRACTION joins me on the show to talk about what it was like to debut in 2020, how her work as a clinical pharmacist impacts her writing, what she can't live without, writing tips, and more.

To find out more about Allison, or to order her book visit here.

The website Allison recommended was called One Stop for Writers here

To learn more about host ...

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February 8, 2021 40 min

Carol Beth Anderson is today's guest! She is an independent author of several successful YA fantasy book series including THE MAGIC EATERS trilogy, and THE SUN-BLESSED trilogy. Beth is also the author of a short story collection entitled THE CURIO CABINET. All can be found on Amazon and other retailers
 
She talks logistics of being an independently published author, what motivates her, what software she can't live without, a...

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February 8, 2021 34 min

Independently published Christian author, Catherine Brusk joins me today on the podcast to talk about FINDING FAITH, her Christian Romance series. The series deals with adult topics and we briefly touch on the subject matter in her books so listener discretion is advised.

Additionally. she talks about the realities of being an independently published author, her writing tips, and reveals a family recipe that made it into her books!

F...

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February 1, 2021 50 min

In today's episode, I'm joined by Master Wedding Planner, Jennifer Ball of Knot Your Average Events.

She talks what it takes to be a wedding planner, what inspires her, wedding trends this year, her best advice for couples, and an AMAZING (on theme!) family recipe.

Jennifer Ball is the owner of Knot Your Average Events and is also a contributor to a wedding planning book entitled Planners Unplugged. Jennifer Ball is known as...

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