NEWS & ADVENTURES of a thoughtful heart songstress mama | LOCAL SPECIAL SPRING 2016
~ The Amanda West Music Newsletter ~
Dear Friends,  
Just wanted to remind you of the wonderful collection of happenings I have going on locally in the upcoming days, weeks and months... I hope to see you soon!


{last day to register Saturday April 30th!}

TODAY (April 30th) is the last day to register for this day-long retreat I'm leading for mothers who are also musicians. Please visit:, and/or send me an email! I'm so enjoying connecting with women all around the globe who are traversing similar terrains...
{ends Friday May 6th}

There's only 1 week left of this fundraiser, and I do hope you'll join me in the Human Race this year to help raise funds for the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center where I teach after-school music classes and summer camps. Please watch this 45 second video I made and help support art and music for local kids! Even $5 helps.
#1 You can donate directly here:  

#2 Or buy some of my music, and through May 6th I'm donating all the proceeds to the Mountains Art Center:
{Saturday May 7th}

There are only a few tickets left for this annual Mother's Day weekend concert, and they always sell out! I am honored to be the speical guest, sharing a few of my own songs, alongside YALA LATI. Yala Lati is a women's global music choir directed by the very talented Heather Houston. Kevin Dinoto will be there on percussion, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the ARTEMIS PROJECT, which works to empower young girls. Please join us!

Saturday, May 7th @ 7:00 PM
Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz
{Friday May 14th}
I'm SO excited to be a part of this weekend gathering of people who love to sing! I'll be leading a singing circle on Friday morning. Other song leaders for the weekend include MaMuse, Heather Houston, Debbie Nargi-Brown, Laurence Cole, Tim Hartnett, and many others! Unfortunately I believe the event is sold-out, however there is a waiting list.
 Find out more more at or on facebook: songvillage
{week of June 20th & July 11th}

Time to be thinking about summer! I'm offering two different music camps this summer at the Mountains Art Center in Ben Lomond, both for kids ages 6-12.
- Week of June 20th
- Week of July 11th
To register please visit: 
{next one: Monday May 16}
These birth-centered community singing circles continue to happen every 3rd Monday of the month at the Pacific Cultural Center. They are open to all mothers, mothers-to-be, women trying to conceive, birth workers and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to yourself and your baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world. No musical experience necessary.

with love and light and song, 

~ Amanda


Amanda West Music
~ Songs for Thoughtful Hearts ~

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061