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Mary Lydia Ryan - Vocals, Keys, Music, Imagination

Mary Lydia Ryan, vocalist, pianist, composer, is living out her dream sharing her music with the world.


Having resurfaced musically in 2010 following a decade - plus hiatus, Ryan has been active composing, recording, and performing with a renewed dedication to expressing the music she breathes, dreams, imagines, despite challenges and barriers that present themselves. She feels deeply a desire to help heal our world one note at a time.


Momentum began with her "Sunshine & Second Chances" mostly vocal album with highlights of her solo piano work that lead to her full length solo piano album, "Moving in Grace." This recording landed in the hands of Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and was nominated for “Album of the Year" in 2016.


What has followed is a steady stream of performances, new music and recordings (including her latest release of solo piano compositions "Little Red Boat" and vocal single "Painful, Brave, and Beautiful Things"), awards and accolades for her music, the invitation to act as “Musical Host” performing her original music throughout the day's event at TEDx Seattle in 2017, then to be invited back for a second and third year at TEDx Seattle 2018, 2019 under the same title. 


Added to Mary’s musical ambitions is her new creative endeavor, Spa Opera®. She offers private Sound Bathing sessions to individuals, and has taken this ambience a step further into live musical productions comprising elements of quiet, meditative, spa essences while tapping into a magical array of Seattle artisans to share the stage with. Ryan believes that magic and wonder reside in every human and strives to rejuvenate these aspects in all who attend each of her Spa Opera® experiences. 


You can read the most recent Spa Opera® review to have been submitted November 1, 2018:


If you have not been in the presence of Mary Lydia's magically healing gifts, then I suggest you move quickly, as empty spots fill up fast.  Whether she is conducting a private Sound Healing session or a public "Sound/Sense Extravaganza" ("Smorgasbord"?"Melange"? "Alchemical Transformational Conspiracy"??), it will most likely be enigmatically delicious in a most delightful way.


Mary Lydia's pure talent is truly impressive - vocal beauty, musicianship and true songwriting flair, but what I loved about her performance of Spa Opera, "The Wood Elves Serenade" is that it showcased her ability to gather a really special group of Artists and generously share the spotlight and celebrate each of them in turn.


And there was CAKE.  amazing CAKE.


Many people use the word "Enchanting" to describe a performance, but for me it is a rare occurrence to see someone really achieve that mood/aesthetic/magic.  Mary Lydia crafted an evening in which it really was possible to allow one's self to be transported

into a more innocent, heartfelt and curious place, without having to take the dreaded detour into "Schmaltz-Land". Such a unique and remarkable adventure, there truly were moments I doubt I'll ever forget!

- Sherry S. (Seattle)


Streaming from Spotify

"Beautiful Brother" with David Johnson

Download "Live from Ryan "Henry" Ward's Birthday"

Micro Sampler, Georgetown Steam Plant

"A Song About Sea Turtles" Live from Piano Haven

"Love Me" from Ryan Henry Ward's Bday Extravaganza

Whisperings All Star Concert 2019

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