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 The Amanda West Newsletter | NEWS & ADVENTURES of a mama musician artist
| May 2021

Hello & Happy May!

A month of flowers & mothers and celebrations of the fertility of the earth as we come to the halfway point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. There is the winding down of the school year (what was THAT?) and the pondering over what the summertime may bring, and more... 

Today I bring you ~
+ A song for mothers, in honor of Mother's Day ~ Motherhood Mantras

+ A reminder of our online community sing to Bless the Mamas (THIS MONDAY May 3rd!)

+ An announcement of my first IN PERSON musical event in over a year - an intimate summer singing circle for womxn
{details below!}

+ A reminder that I'd love for you to join my Patreon community to keep bringing this music and healing into the world.


I heard recently that it is important for us to learn our "happiness triggers" ~ to notice what brings you joy, particularly when life can feel like so much work every single day.... SINGING & MAKING MUSIC are definitely some of my happiness triggers and so is connecting with others. I NEED these things, and if you do too, I hope you will join me soon!

Wishing you an open heart,
as we continue to find our way,

with love & song always,
~ Amanda

Upcoming Events   ~ 


Heather has been holding space for song & community through out this crazy long pandemic in the place where we can keep coming together: Zoom! She's got it dialed in to make it fun, connecting and nourishing.

Molly literally has one of my most favorite voices of all time. It's like fresh honey, but much better, and I know Laura is the perfect accompaniment.

I'm so excited to share this evening of songs with them, for the mamas, and for everyone. 



image by artspiritlove

Gentle Remembering

An {IN-PERSON!} Summer Singing Circle for Womxn 

with Amanda West


As the world begins to open up again, we must remember how to BE together again. After so many months of isolation and loss, what better way to gently emerge and find healing in our hearts than through song. 


Participation will be limited to no more than 10 people and involves being:

  • fully vaccinated
  • outside
  • unmasked
  • closer than 6 feet apart

I understand these guidelines will, unfortunately, be exclusive for some. And, my intention and hope is that this space will be just the right balance for some to support a "gentle remembering" of how to be in the world and in community in person again.

Circles will include meditation, vocal toning and optional short group shares. Songs will be simple, taught call & response style, and require no previous musical experience. 



Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
@ an outdoor Westside location

Session #1
June 2nd, 9th & 16th

Session #2
June 30th, July 7th & 14th



$75 per session
or $120 for both
Sliding scale options available



I can't wait to sing with you again!

Music of the Month ~ 
These were the words I needed to hear in my early years of mothering. Sometimes I still really need to hear them. I did not "write" these affirmations so much as collect them. And then I sang them. If you are any kind of caregiver, you might need to hear these too.

Today, I dedicate them in particular to all the hard-working mamas out there. I see you. I love you.

You are safe
You are powerful
You are strong
You are doing enough
It’s ok to find it hard

This too shall pass
Thousands of women/humans have done this before you
One day at a time
This is normal, it does not define you
You will sleep again
It’s ok to ask for help
Don’t make it harder than it needs to be
You are learning
It gets easier
Be gentle, so gentle with yourself
Be gentle with everyone else
One day you’ll miss this
You’ve got this, even when you doubt yourself
You don’t have to prove anything
You are supported and
You are free
You are enough and you are loved
You are enough and you are still loved

This particular video has a bonus mini TedTalk-like discussion at the front of it, on parenting in the pandemic. I'd love to hear if it resonates for you as much as it did for me!

Your Invitation   ~ 

Three  simple ways to
support me & my music in 2021 ~


1. JOIN me on Patreon where I share new music every week! 

2. REPLY to my newsletters & posts so I know you're listening and receiving.

3. SHARE my music (your favorite song or album), newsletters & posts with your friends.

Thank you! I love you!

~  U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S  ~

Regular weekly releases on Patreon

Blessing Songs for Mamas
Sisters in Harmony Global Mondays
with Heather Houston
Monday May 3rd @ 6:30pm PT

Gentle Remembering:
 Summer Singing Sessions with Amanda West
IN PERSON (with restrictions)
small, safe, groups
Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm
REGISTER: write to 

Singing The World Awake
online singing retreat

more details TBA

ONGOING --> private lessons in voice, guitar & songwriting


~ some special May Blessings to you ~

May you be as you want and need to be
Copyright  © 2021 Amanda West Music

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