Rhonda Mackert is often told her music “paints pictures” and “tells stories”. Indeed her piano compositions are tender, evocative and heartfelt, drawn from her own personal journey where she finds inspiration from her spiritual life, relationships and the beauty and mystery of nature.
Rhonda grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she began taking piano lessons at age eight. At twelve she changed her musical focus to the flute. As an adult, she moved back to the piano where she found greater freedom of expression. In response to requests from friends and family, Rhonda recorded and released her debut CD, “When the Moon Cries” in the fall of 2007. It was well received, being featured and played on solo piano radio stations and placing fourth in the 2009 Just Plain Folks awards for Best Album, Solo Piano category. Her second CD, “A Wild Beauty” was released in November 2011.
Rhonda, her husband and two dogs live in the Seattle area where she has performed at private residences, bookstores and community events. She’s written and played original compositions for several weddings and her music is also used by massage therapists and photographers.