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 and was nominated for Contemporary & Modern Album of the Year at SoloPiano.com. One of the songs from this CD is featured on the Whisperings Solo Piano Volume 2 compilation CD. In December 2014, Rhonda released her CD, “Safe Harbor”, which was also nominated for Contemporary and Modern Album of the Year at SoloPiano.com. Her 2015 release, The Wonder of Christmas, is a collection of 11 traditional and 2 original Christmas carols. One of the songs from this CD is featured on the Christmas Whisperings 2 Solo Piano compilation CD. This release, was also named 2015 Christmas and Holiday Album of the Year at SoloPiano.com. Rhonda’s most recent release is Time Not Forgotten. This CD, released in 2018, is a collection of pieces inspired by some of Rhonda’s strongest memories, from chasing fireflies as a little girl, to hot-air ballooning, to watching the White Cliffs of Dover fade from sight while riding a ferry to the Netherlands. This release entered at number 9 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Radio AirPlay and number 10 on the One World Radio Top 100. It was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Solo Piano Album at One World Music Radio.
Rhonda, her husband and two dogs live in the Seattle area where she has performed at private residences, bookstores and community events, including performances with many other well-known pianists. She’s written and played original compositions for several weddings and her music is used by massage therapists, photographers and videographers. One of her pieces is included in the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary film, The World Before Your Feet. You can listen to Rhonda’s music on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Enlightened Piano Radio, Radio Tunes Solo Piano Channel, Pandora Radio, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and many other music sites.