Singer, pianist and songwriter Carla Lother has visited many diverse areas of the music industry.
A native of Canada, Carla was a serious award-winning pianist. Growing up, she often traveled to compete in music competitions and spent summers studying at prestigious festivals such as The Banff School of Fine Arts. Carla hitchhiked to New York City and enrolled in graduate school earning a master's degree in piano performance from The Mannes College of Music. Upon graduating, Carla took an administrative position at Mannes and was soon running the Continuing Education Division. She started a successful jazz program at the school, but found herself missing out on playing music and developing artistically. Five years later, she wrote her first song.
She has also directed musical theater for at-risk kids in the South Bronx and remains on the Mannes faculty today.