Ric Sharette is a musician/songwriter with eclectic musical influences and experiences in musical theater, professional choirs, orchestras, rock bands, a cappella jazz groups, conducting, New Thought music.
He has served as the Music Director at the Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living for 22+ years.
Ric says, "I believe that music is a powerful, buoyant, evocative and healing energy, and I'm driven to 'play' in it in every way I can".
Drew Binkerd started with a love of surf rock as a young child, Beach Boys, The Ventures, etc... As well as a love of classical music that was nurtured byhis parents and Grandparents.
His mother introduced him to the Cello when he was 8 years old, which he picked up quickly! He had the honor of being accepted into the Utah youth Symphony when he was 9 and continued performing with the symphony until he was 15 years old when among other things, he found Heavy Metal! Booyah!
He has and continues to perform with various outfits and groups spanning the full gambit of musical taste. Rock, bluegrass, country, funk and even a little rap.
"I found the center in 2009 after searching for a place to call my spiritual home. Getting to know Raj, Geri, Ric and so many of you wonderful people I knew that I had found my spiritual community."
He has also served many leadership roles within the Masonic fraternity, Ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for children, and other philanthropic pursuits.
Corinne Cummings believes that "Music is the apex of human endeavor, for even plants and animals are affected by its balm." She feels fortunate that she can play the flute which helps motivate her to connect with people, for mostly she prefers the company of dogs and cats. She has expressed her sacred musical privilege in the key of Classical, Baroque, Rock, Jazz, Improvisation, Celtic, and as a Contra Dance band member. She feels extremely lucky to play with extraordinary people in extraordinary places from hospitals to orphanages, prisons to gardens, private home concerts to numerous stages.
"Another lucky alliance brought me to CSL, where I met Ric Sharette, a musical magician who was kind enough (wild enough) to give me a chance to play with this new remarkable group of musicians. My good fortune continues as I share this musical magic with the beautiful community of CSL.
DelAnne Jessop Haslam has lived in Utah her entire life and currently resides in Midvale with her 6 year old daughter Preslee.
DelAnne was born the youngest of five and at age 3 began performing with the family band The Jessop Family Singers. She hasn’t stopped performing since. She loves to sing all genres of music and has sung in children’s groups, choirs, commercials, operas, plays, sporting events, and bands. But her favorite gig is singing with The Center for Spiritual Living Band every Sunday morning.
DelAnne was introduced to the Center For Spiritual Living in 2014 when she and her sister were looking to add some spiritual community into their lives. Ric and the band kept them coming back long enough to hear the Science of Mind message and she was hooked. She took the foundations class and a few other courses and then began singing with Kopo on Sundays in 2015. She even spent a few months as music director before she took a much-needed hiatus in 2016. In 2017 Ric invited her back as special music and then invited her to stay on with the band.
"I was ecstatic and feel so blessed to sing with my community of spiritual friends each week."
Lezlee Monroe is a Logan Native currently residing in Clearfield with her retired husband.
She has been songwriting since she was 6 years old, has had ten years of classical piano training, ten years of voice study with celebrity vocal coach Brad Chapman, over ten years experience playing in bands and music groups and has created ten + albums of mostly her own music from 1982 through 2018.
Her preferred subject matter of songwriting has been of things of a spiritual nature and personal evolution.
She became acquainted with Science of Mind studies in 2017 and was the Satya Center for Conscious Living music director until they went virtual in 2019. She has had 2 years of science of Mind study. She has had a passion for writing transformative and affirmative songs, discovering (to her delight) that there is a genre and community for these kinds of positive songs.
She has played off and on with the Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living music team since 2017.
Ricardo Romero was born and raised in Salt Lake City where he started playing music in restaurants at the age of 15. He studied music in Elementary, Junior High, and High School and with many great drummers and percussionists.
While performing at a concert with Jen Hajj over ten years ago, he met Ric Sharette and began to play here at the Center.
Ricardo says, “The Center for Spiritual Living has changed my life in so many ways. I'm so honored to play with so many great and wonderful musicians that inspire me. I love the message of CSL and the many inspiring Speakers.
Chamaigne Sharette began her professional music career while still in high school, as a back-up vocalist for many Seattle folk, rock, and blues artists, including Janis Joplin’s lead guitarist. In addition to recording projects for these groups, she has worked as a session musician, doing lead vocals for song writer demos and internationally marketed multi-media projects.
When she moved to Austin to pursue her singing career, Chamaigne found work doing singing telegrams as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, entertaining children as the Fairy Godmother, collaborating with dance troupes as "The Singing Belly Dancer", singing in a Reggae band, and performing at weddings and church services.
She spent a few years as the lead vocalist in an original world-rock band, and also has a particular love for old-fashioned torch songs. However, the real love of her life is spiritual music from all traditions.
Since 2000, Chamaigne has been involved in healing music as a singer, songwriter, Music Director, and creator of music-and-message programs in a variety of contexts including interfaith, New Thought, Christian, Vedic and secular. It is her mission to use music to facilitate healing and harmony.
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