Hello, this is the page for Ellohay Music. I am a one-person band for the moment, though someday I hope to expand and include other people. I am based out of rural Pennsylvania.
Before I was even born, I was listening to music. My parents had an alarm clock that played Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and each night my father would play the song and hold the clock to my mother's stomach as a lullaby. Before I learned to talk I could already hum tunes I overheard, and at six years old I had written my first original song which was about Jesus' return. Through my teen years I played cornet and created my own songs on the piano, but was also singing and recording words to them secretly.
Growing up, I participated in many Christmas pageants (one with Taylor Swift, no less) which were essentially by first experiences performing in front of an audience. I joined cornet quartets a few years in a row, and later on I sang duets with my dad. Most of them were his own music, but one was a song I wrote called Soli Deo Gloria. After that, I focused on college. Giving speeches before classmates was enough live performance for me for awhile! Today I mostly share my music privately with people I know.
It's hard to say what my influences are, because for most of my life I mainly absorbed musical elements from what I heard and specifically made it a goal not to knowingly copy anyone's style, which is a rule I still try to hold to. However, artists that probably influenced me were Phil Keaggy, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Steve Taylor, Eden's Bridge, and the many various composers of old 8-bit computer game and early 2000's educational school game music. As of 2020, I am undergoing training by Getty Music to improve in the area of hymn writing - music specifically for the Church and group singing.
Currently I use a Neewer NW-800 microphone with a pop guard. I compose the instrumental part of the music in Anvil Studio, then replay it and record it in Notion to add a more realistic sound. I may or may not record each instrument separately in Audacity for fine tuning. The vocals I record and mix using Audacity.
Keep in mind my music is still a work in progress. Not every song I upload is exactly the way I want it and all my music is technically unpublished. I have improved my techniques greatly over the last seven years but I still am not where I'd like to be.