Siena writes and performs original soul-pop music on piano and vocals. She has "formidable vocal talent - an undeniably strong tone, a polished delivery, and fearlessness when the songs require raw emotion" (CITY Newspaper). Her lyrics reflect a desire to become more raw and open with her listeners. The Bennington Banner calls her 2018 debut album Dear House "a brilliantly written set of soulful songs about home & family, sadness & joy."
You can find Dear House on all streaming and purchasing sites. CITY Newspaper calls the album "an impressive collection of well-crafted chamber pop songs driven by earnest, piano-centric arrangements and colored with tinges of jazz and classical music."
Siena's musical influences include: Emily King, Lianne La Havas, Sara Bareilles, Keaton Henson, Janis Joplin, Dar Williams, Jill Scott, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Siena is not only a professional performer, but also a teacher, writer, pianist, composer, vocalist, and community organizer. She has a B.A. in Music from the University of Rochester and 11 years of private piano teaching experience. Siena teaches private piano and voice lessons to students of all ages, and accompanies for churches, choirs, and events. She is a classically-trained pianist, and gets joy from playing all kinds of music. She was born and raised in Vermont and has been writing music since she was 6 years old. Siena is currently writing and producing her second album.
Classically-trained, Siena has studied with Mary Jane Austin, Paul Orgel, Vai Meng Lei, Dr. Julia Gavrilova at McGill University and with Elizabeth Crecca and Dr. Vincent Lenti at Eastman School of Music. She studied voice with Diane Abrahamian. She won a top prize for piano performance in the Vermont Young Musicians Award competition.
-Founder of Rochester Creatives on Facebook
-Co-Founder of 6PM Music in Rochester on Facebook
-Church organist for Hilton Baptist Church and First Congregational Church of Riga
-Curated a Poetry and music improvisation event at Small World Books, Rochester, NY
-Guest vocalist for The Recall, a funk-fusion band
-Vocal soloist with the University of Rochester Wind Ensemble, for My Soul To Keep, a new composition by Julie Giroux for victims of gun violence in America
-Four Rochester Fringe Fest shows at Nox Cocktail Bar and Lounge
-Church organist for the First Congregational Church of Riga
-Organized an art and music festival at The Yards Art Collective, Rochester, NY
-Pianist for Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81 at the University of Rochester
-Pianist with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra (Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Nico Muhly’s arr. of William Byrd motets)