Between the Dark & Light
Missy loves sound, and loves recording and composing music. She will usually perform each instrument herself in the studio while recording, but welcomes other musicians to come and add their ideas and musicianship to her projects. The 'cello is featured frequently in her music, and it adds a unique and powerful edge to the intensity. Missy Thomas-Schmit is a classically trained pianist and 'cellist who began her career in music at the age of 5. Studying in Boston, she was encouraged by her parents to practice and to develop the gift she had into something wonderful. At age 14, she and her family moved to Claremont, California, where she continued her studies under the supervision of Gary Davenport. After a brief break from music to study chemistry, get married and start a family, she returned to the piano and continued her musical studies at Scripps College and Pitzer College in Claremont, California.Missy currently lives in Adairsville, Georgia, in the northwest region of the state, and is a wife and mother of two. She has her degree of Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, under the direction of Mrs. Helen Ramsaur. Her musical experience ranges from classical training and performing on the piano and the cello as a soloist and in orchestras to being a professional keyboardist in garage, alternative/progressive rock, blues, Gospel, country and pop bands.