Kari started his formal musical journey in early 2020 by attending the Durango Expo in Ventura, California, just north of Los Angeles, where he met Club founder Francesca. She gave an excellent talk and shared about I Heart Songwriting Club, which gave Kari exactly what he felt like he needed – a way to connect with other songwriters, hear their creations, start making his own music within a structure and schedule, and most importantly, get and give feedback.
He joined the Club in March of 2020 and has now completed 12 straight terms.
Kari started noodling with song ideas when he lived in Rio de Janeiro years ago and continued noodling when he moved to Silicon Valley and again in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But it wasn’t until the fall of 2019 that he wrote his first complete song; now, he has over 200!
Kari says, “What’s interesting is to see how my Club creations are often just a verse and chorus; rarely do I have a full song from 60 minutes. But it’s that initial 60 minutes where I often get the concept, hook, and chord progression that inspires the full song. I then spend 2-3 hours after this to further develop the song.”