“I believe in the power of music to heal and provide support in our lives through personal growth and creative expression.”
Christy Clavio is a professional teaching artist and musician living in Asheville, North Carolina. She has worked with diverse populations presenting innovative multi-cultural music and vocal improvisation programs that celebrate our diversity through an exploration of culture, music, and self-expression. In 2000, Christy began her 14-month residency in Zimbabwe, where she lived with a family of traditional Mbira musicians. Over the past 15 years, she has studied and performed with many accomplished Zimbabwean musicians, and participated in African music events in the United States and Europe.
Christy currently performs solo and with Chikomo Marimba, Asheville Mbira Ensemble, Asheville Sound Collective and Zabumba Samba. She is a Toning for Peace facilitator and has been practicing sound healing since 2007. Christy is licensed in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and has worked in healing arts since 1997. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work in 2013 and continues to merge her worlds of healing arts with her musical endeavors. Christy’s love for music and creative expression continues to deepen with the inspiration of Music for People.