Singer, pianist and songwriter CARLA LOTHER has visited many diverse areas of the music industry. A native of Canada, Carla was a serious award winning pianist. Growing up, she often traveled to compete in music competitions and spent summers studying at prestigious festivals such as The Banff School of Fine Arts. Carla hitchhiked to New York City and enrolled in graduate school earning a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from The Mannes College of Music. She paid her way with the aid of scholarships and worked on the campus cleaning bathrooms and answering phones.