Thanks for stopping by! I know, I know…there’s a million blogs out there. Especially mommy blogs.  But even though I’m sure I will post about my kids on here at times, I hope to post about other things too! Way back a million years ago, when my first baby was born (2005) I wanted to start a blog, complete with pictures, announcements and blah, blah, blah. But when I told my husband my idea (well, not really my idea. I guess there were mommy blogs then too) he didn’t like it. He put this idea in my head that putting pictures of your kids online was bad because of all the psychos in the world. So I kind of still have that idea in my head that pictures of your kids online is bad. So, that’s why there will probably never be any real pics of my kids on here.

Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, here’s the quick introduction of who I am. I’ve been married for 100  10 years but I’ve known my husband since childhood when we were 12 (and that means I’ve also known my mother in law for many more years than most people know their mother in law. That’s open to your own interpretation. Good thing? Bad thing? You decide). I have four kids, who I love dearly, but right now they’re in the yard playing and my house is quiet, and I really, really like quiet now more than I used to.

My other passion is piano. I’ve been playing/writing songs since I was a young child, but never really shared my songs up until 2 years ago. I was always too shy about the whole thing. But now I’m over it. Or attempting to get over it. To hear my songs, please see the music player to the right of this screen.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and listen to my piano music! I hope you like it🙂


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Taking A Break From Writing Music

Well, I never thought this would happen. I’m not going to go into it, or write about the reason why—but I am too sad to write songs anymore. There is no way for me to express how sad I am–so that is why I haven’t written anything in a while. I have tried many times–and it’s just not there. I’m hoping to someday write again, but I’m just not feeling up to it at all anymore.

Thanks again to those of you who have listened to my songs in the past.



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Recording New Songs Soon

schroader picIt’s really been a long time since I gave any kind of update. Like everyone else, I’ve just been real busy–but my music still is real important me. In the past few months I wrote 2 new songs that I’m in the process of recording now. It takes a while to record since I’m a perfectionist. But this time it’s taking extra long because I let my kids play on the piano, and they ended up breaking some of the recording stuff that I needed. It wasn’t on purpose–but still. They don’t really show any interest in my music when I’m practicing unless they are listening for mistakes :)  They don’t really have an ear for music, but if they can hear mistakes I guess that kind of counts🙂

So, I’ll share these songs once they are finished. The songs aren’t named yet. Naming the song is the last thing I do. Even when I send the songs to the guy who masters my music–the songs are not named yet. I mean, I know what the songs are about to me, but that is not the same thing as a name. If you’ve read some previous posts, you know that I generally don’t share what my songs mean to me. My songs can be interpreted many different ways, and there is no “right” answer or “wrong” answer as to what it means. If I were to share what the songs mean to me, it would be the same thing like if I let people read my diary–not happening. It’s just a form of expression and how I feel at that given moment–and that’s basically it. I don’t consider myself a sad person–but I can not write unless I’m in a sad kind of mood. But once the song is started and I have the basis of it, I can continue writing it and I don’t have to be sad. I don’t even know if that makes sense, but that’s how it seems to me.

Anyway, thanks for reading this. I’m looking forward to sharing my new songs with you🙂

Lindsay Della Vella


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Why I Don’t Share What My Songs Mean

Some people think my songs are about nature or things in the outside world. But they're not. My inspiration for writing music is just how I feel about things going on in my everyday life.

Some people think my songs are about nature or things in the outside world. But they’re not. My inspiration for writing music is just how I feel about things going on in my everyday life.

Sometimes people ask me what my songs are “really” about. I know it’s an innocent question, and I don’t get mad if people ask me–but it’s just kind of hard for me to explain to people what my songs mean. I’ve said it before, but my inspiration for writing music just comes from everyday life. It’s just my way of expressing what I’m thinking about.

When I first start writing a song though, I have to have something important on my mind. Usually it’s more of a sad thing, but whenever I say that, it seems to get misinterpreted. I don’t consider myself a sad person. I’m just a very sensitive person so things just get to me, maybe more than the average person. So, usually I’m thinking about something going on that’s kind of bothering me at the moment, and that’s where my ideas for songs come from. It doesn’t even mean that my songs will sound sad–I just have be in that kind of mood to be able to start writing a song. Once I have the basics of the song finished, I don’t have to be in that upset kind of mode to write. I hope that makes sense.

wish cover artThe whole reason why I’m saying any of this, is because someone who is very close to me, recently got upset because I wouldn’t tell him what my song “Wish” was really about. I still don’t tell people. It’s not like it’s top secret information or anything, but to me, my music is like my diary. I would never just hand over my diary for someone to read. That is why I don’t tell people what my songs are specifically about. But that’s a good thing though. Since there are no words to any of my songs, everything is open to interpretation. So even though I know what I wrote the song about, it doesn’t have to mean the same thing to everyone, and I just think that adds even more meaning to my songs.

So, in case you were wondering why I don’t share what my songs really mean, that is why. Hopefully that makes sense and you understand. Anyway, here is my latest song, “Wish” if you haven’t heard it yet.

I am working on another song already that I hope to have finished within the next two months. It takes a while to find the time to write (I have four kids, a husband, and I’m juggling two different coding jobs) but I always do. My music is important to me, and I’ll always continue to write songs no matter what.

What comes to mind when you hear my songs? What do my songs mean to you?

Thanks for reading-

Lindsay Della Vella


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New Song–“Wish” by Lindsay Della Vella

I just wanted to share my new piano song with you–it’s called “Wish.”Here it is–

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“Wish” By Lindsay Della Vella © 2015


Thanks again to those of you who continue to listen to my music. It really means a lot to me! I hope you like my new song. I’ll be writing more about it and what it means to me, and how I wrote it–but first I wanted you to hear it. Please feel free to share it with anyone who you think will like it. If you want to hear more of my songs, please see the music player to the right.

-Lindsay Della Vella

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Writing a new song

GRADUATIONThe last week has been really busy. The kids are finishing up the school year and I just can’t believe how big they’re getting. I know it’s kind of cliche but it really is crazy how fast time flies by. At my fourth graders little graduation ceremony one of the songs they played  was “Forever Young.” Then I remembered that my class sang the same song during our 6th grade graduation a million years ago! It’s amazing to see your children grow up because I don’t feel like I’m getting older, but obviously that’s not true. I still feel like I’m 29.

piano juneI also started writing a new song this week. Well I should say I started it a while ago but it kind of never got anywhere. Sometimes that happens to me–I start writing something, don’t practice or put any effort into it, then get busy with everyday life and my song never gets written. But I started this one again. I think all my songs have similarities but this new one sounds the most like my song “Journey.” Many people tell me that’s their favorite so I thought I’d write another one that’s similar to it. (To hear it, see the music player on the right of the screen).

You might remember that I wrote another song that I never could seem to get motivated to record…I decided today that I’m just not going to record it. I’m just not feeling it anymore. I know it must sound strange. Like how could I put so much effort into a song and not record it? I don’t know why that happens sometimes. It doesn’t happen that often but occasionally it does. Maybe someday I’ll get back to it, but for now I’m finished with it.

new jobMore good news this week–I don’t ever put work stuff on here but I did want to tell you guys that I accepted a new job🙂 It’s still in the medical coding field, but I’ll be doing more auditing (checking other coders work). I am so excited about this! It’s exciting to me because I’m able to move up in the profession but can still balance everything and everyone else in my life. I was very fortunate to be offered this opportunity and I hope to stay at this job for the long haul. So, wish me luck! I start at the end of the month.

Thanks for reading this and continuing to listen to my songs! I hope to have the new one finished soon, and I promise I will record this one🙂 If you haven’t heard my other songs yet they are in the music player to the right of the screen.

-Lindsay Della Vella

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Music, work, summer and other random things

2 music notesThere’s not much going on so I thought I would just write a little bit about everything. As far as my music goes, I have a song that has been finished for about 2 months now. I have yet to record it, and I don’t know why. It’s not like it’s a bad song or anything.  It’s just that whenever I sit down to play, I always seem to play other things, and never get around to recording that song. It doesn’t even have a name yet. I’m hoping to get motivated and record that song soon!

book wormMy job is still going well. I really like medical coding but you have to put the time in to really learn it. It’s one of those fields that’s ever evolving and changing so you have to take the time to keep up with it. I’m also taking an online class to earn CEU’s (continuing education credits). It’s not that bad–you only have to get 36 credits in 2 years to keep your certification. So, I’ve been spending time on that. Another thing I am looking into is getting a part time remote coding job in addition to my regular job during the day. Those jobs are out there, but they are hard to find. I’m looking though, and hopefully something will turn up.

beach ballThis passed weekend, the pool that we go to opened up for the summer! The kids enjoy it there so much. Sometimes there’s other kids they know from school there, so it’s nice for them. It’s also not that crowded and I can see the kids no matter where I am. I love going to the beach too, but I get very nervous there. I’m always very on edge there with the kids. At the pool it’s actually relaxing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I still watch them like a hawk and I never really sit down, but I’m more comfortable there than the beach. I do miss going to the beach though.

Anyway, that’s about it! Thanks for reading and thanks for listening to my songs! If you haven’t hear them yet, my songs are in the music player to the right of the screen.

-Lindsay Della Vella


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Music and work update

I've only written one of my songs on paper. I just don't like to write them down. I just remember how to play them.

I’ve only written one of my songs on paper. I just don’t like to write them down. I just remember how to play them.

There are lots of ways for musicians to get their music out there into the world. Last year, I kind of went through this phase where I posted songs to different websites, just to see what would happen. One of those websites was music supervisor. This is basically a big database where you can list your songs, and music supervisors or other people trying to find music for projects can go to, to find music. Then, they can download and license your music. I just got a report yesterday that one of my songs was downloaded🙂 It wasn’t licensed yet that I know of, but I think this means that it must be in the running for something, so that is just very exciting to me🙂

I keep my eyes open for projects that my songs might be able to be a part of, but I don’t do this as much as I used to. It’s not that I’ve given up…but other things just took over.

I’ve been working as a certified medical coder this passed year and I absolutely love it. (If you’re looking for an online program, I took online courses through Career Step and thought it was great).  Other than working and keeping up with the kids, I’ve been taking another online course for certified coders called Risk Adjustment Coding. Its  kind of hard to explain, but this is a type of coding for medicare. Medicare tries to project future costs for patients, so a risk adjustment coder is someone who is more like an auditor. They make sure all the diagnosis are in the medical records so medicare gets a clear picture and can estimate future costs. Anyway, that is all I’ve been up to. Thanks for reading this and thanks to those of you who listen to my songs🙂

In case you’re wondering what song is in the running for a project, it’s this one.

“New Day” By Lindsay Della Vella

-Lindsay Della Vella


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New Song, “Fallen” by Lindsay Della Vella

Well, I decided to share this song with all of you. I wrote it about 7 months ago, originally for an independent film. I have not heard back if they’re intending on using it, but I’m assuming they are not. It’s been a long time–but either way, I do not have a contract, never signed anything–so the song is mine.

This song is called “Fallen,” and it is very different from anything I have ever written.  It is supposed to sound very disturbing, sad and kind of unnerving. So, if you feel that way after you listen to it, that’s a good thing🙂

I remember when my kids heard it for the first time, my youngest nearly cried🙂 He didn’t like it. But that’s ok🙂

“Fallen” By Lindsay Della Vella

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks for listening to this song🙂

Lindsay Della Vella

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Update on new songs and possible film project

 I attempted to record my songs on these when I was a kid. Shows that I'm getting old :)

I attempted to record my songs on these when I was a kid. Shows that I’m getting old🙂

Well I’m starting to feel like a little bit of a slacker because I haven’t recorded my new song yet. I don’t know why this happens to me sometimes. I spend so much time writing a song–and then when it’s done that’s it. It’s not like I forgot how to play it or anything–but I just don’t record it and then start writing something else, and that seems to be what happened this time. I know I can sit here and say I’m too busy, but we’re all busy and that’s not even it. I don’t know what it is. Sometimes once I’m finished writing a song, I can’t wait to record it–other times not so much. But I just wanted to tell you guys that the song is done and I still plan on recording it🙂

As far as other songs go- I have a song I wrote about 7 months ago to possibly be part of an independent film called, The Stones We Throw.  The director loved the song at the time and said she’d be in touch…but then I kind of gave up on the idea of it being used because I never heard back. But last week I did talk to her, and she said she’s talking to the music supervisor about it, so we’ll see🙂 It’s a very different sounding song. It doesn’t sound like anything else I’ve ever written, and it’s supposed to sound very disturbing, creepy and kind of put people on edge. I remember when I was writing it, my kids wouldn’t listen to it. They said it was too scary🙂 But that’s the kind of song I wanted, so that was a good thing! I guess I’ll know soon whether or not the song makes it into the film. But, all the rights to the song are mine, so if it doesn’t make it into this project, I’ll share it on here. I think you’ll like it, even though it is a very strange song.

shark-02Everything else is going good. All the kids are doing well and are looking forward to summer. I’m glad it’s almost summer too, even though it’s just not as fun when you’re an adult🙂 Remember as a kid when summer meant no more homework and just fun stuff all day long? Now I just have the weekends really, but I hope to still make it fun. We’re planning on taking the kids to the beach as much as we can. But I can never relax when we go. I get paranoid of the kids wandering off, getting sucked in to the ocean, sharks…the list kind of goes on and on. I think that’s normal for a mom to think of those things and be worried, but it definitely takes the fun out it.

What about you? What are your plans this summer?

Thanks for reading-

Lindsay Della Vella

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Quick update

As you guys know the last few weeks were really tough but I’m happy to say that things this week have been much better! Thanks again to those of you that were concerned for my aunt–she is doing much better. Everything is going to take time, but she has come so far already, and for that we are truly thankful! (if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, read my last post).

I started working my part time hours two weeks ago, and it has been really great. I really missed the fact that I wasn’t home yet when the kids got home from school. I would always call home when they got home (my aunt was here with them) but they never really wanted to talk to me. Really, when I think about it, the only one who came to the door to see me when I got home was our dog! I’m not sure the kids even noticed I was home for the first 10 minutes! But either way, I’m just glad that my boss has let me take the part time hours for now so I can be home when the school day is over.

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Max loves me more than the kids do.


Things at my job are going really well. I’m doing medical coding and I really like it. It’s weird though..I’ve never thought about how much can physically go wrong with you until I medical heart thingstarted this job, and really started to see everything that is out there. I sometimes end up feeling bad for people after reading their reports. There’s just so many people who are struggling with all different kind of injuries and diseases like cancer. At the end of the day, I’m just reminded again to be thankful that my kids and the rest of my family are healthy.

As far as my music goes, I still am working on recording my latest song. With everything going on, I haven’t been able to record it yet, but I have been just practicing. I know I’ve said it before but playing the piano really just heals me. Whenever I’m hurt or upset, that is when I can write my best music. I know that probably sounds weird or depressing but I truly don’t mean it that way. It’s just when I’m in that mindset that I can get ideas for songs. That is usually when I start writing a song or ideas just come to me while I’m playing. I don’t have to be constantly sad to write or anything like that. It takes me a while (at least a month, sometimes more) to write a song. But when I first start writing a song–that’s when it’s best for me to be in a sad mindset. But once the song is started, and I feel better about stuff, I go back to it and write more. I don’t have to be upset to finish writing a song.

Well, that is pretty much it for now. Thanks again to those of you that continue to read this blog and listen to my songs🙂

Lindsay Della Vella


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