Gracie grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She began singing at a young age, taking voice lessons starting at age 11 and performing in choirs with the Michigan Opera Theater and Royal Oak Children’s Chorus. She started performing as a child, with credits including the National Anthem for the Detroit Pistons and headlining the Lone Ranger Festival in Oxford, Michigan.
Gracie has been studying classical voice her entire life. She attended Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where she started out as a Vocal Performance major and intended to be an opera singer. She soon realized this was not her path and switched to a BA in Music, focusing on pop music and her original compositions.
In college, she went through a rough patch and damaged her vocal cords from improper speaking techniques. She developed vocal polyps and had to have them surgically removed and go through vocal therapy. Through this experience, Gracie gained even more knowledge on proper singing and speaking techniques. The experience of damaging her vocal cords and temporarily losing her voice made her appreciate and value her voice more.
After college, Gracie taught K-8 vocal music, voice lessons, and designed her own program for preschool music. She encouraged and motivated her students to have fun with music. Her main goal was to make learning fun for kids and let it be an outlet for them.
In 2018, Gracie moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue her passions. Following her intuition and strong will, she started her own business called Mindful Singing, teaching singers how to sing properly, without damage, and with joy. Gracie is passionate about helping people and serving others, teaching them to have freedom through singing and to sing mindfully.
Gracie’s original music is a mix of pop, jazz, and country, with influences like Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves, Mariah Carey, Etta James, Adele, Alicia Keys, Brothers Osborne, and Maren Morris. She has a unique background with classical music and her songs have thick chordal structures and unique melodies. She aims to inspire and encourage others through her music and teachings.