Amadhia grew-up in a tiny farming village in
Michigan, (United States). Many of her afternoons were spent
wandering the woods near her home. It is there that she
learned to appreciate the wonder of the Natural World and
the many different musics it holds.
Her summers were
spent at her grandparents', on the shores of one of
America's "fresh water seas," Lake Michigan. Her grandfather
shared an equal passion for music and for making musical
instruments. Through him, Amadhia gained an appreciation of
all forms of music, and a passion for both performing and
In her early 20's, Amadhia apprenticed to
a master flute-maker on a commune high in the Virginia
mountains. Wild, dry bamboo was harvested in Florida. Then,
after the stalks had cured, she would help him turn the
lengths into beautiful, performance-quality instruments that
could truly bond with the spirit of its player.
2001, Amadhia traveled to the Alaskan frontier for what was
to be a year-long spirit-quest. Over the course of that
first year she fell deeply in love with the profound majesty
of the arctic wilderness. Occasionally she would see wolves
on her hikes, and she learned to howl together with them when
their packs moved through the valley in which she lived.
Mushing solo, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks
Range, (the southern border of the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge,) awakened within her a profound understanding of the
preciousness and fragility of the gift of life. She was so
moved by the creative and spiritual energies of the Arctic,
that Amadhia remained on the frontier for nearly five years.
Since then, Amadhia has performed, lectured and led
guided meditations throughout Europe and North America. She
is currently living in the wooded hills near Michigan's west
coast not far from where her journey of music began.
Amadhia plays Harp, Classical flute, Bamboo Flute,
Shakuhachi, Native American Flute, Dumbec, Piano, Keyboards,
and Voice (soprano).