Eve Yvonne Makilya’s musical background began in Kenya, Eastern Africa at a very young age. One may attribute her interest in music to her Grandmother, who was the head of the Kangundo Christian choir in Kangundo, Kenya. Having being born with a natural propensity for music, her Grandmother’s influence was just an additional aspect.

Eve took an interest in music at a very early age and began formal music classes, which were taught in the Kenyan/British curriculum from age 7. Her participation in school choirs and a-cappella groups assisted in her musical growth and educational pursuits. She later took on piano, violin, alto sax, mandolin and guitar. She studied at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, Cape Cod Conservatory of music, Salem State University and Berklee School of music.

After re-locating to the United States, Eve wrote and recorded music in both the Swahili, Kamba, Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, French and English languages under her record label, EMMusic Records. Eve’s 51 original compositions can be found on multiple sites like, Amazon and iTunes https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/EveYvonneMakilya. She has an extensive background as an Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Vocalist, Producer and Painter and is currently performing at numerous international venues as well as creating new art for her online art gallery and exhibitions at  https://evemakilya.com.

In addition to her Nursing degree and minor in Biology, she has a Bachelors of Arts in music. She is also associated with Cotuit Center for the Arts as a singer with Centertonix. She continues to enjoy numerous performances both as a solo performer, ensemble instrumentalist and soprano vocalist in women’s choirs and mixed choirs. She enjoys teaching, performing and producing music as well as participating in the progress of other musicians as she spreads the joy and beauty of music and art through her profession and philanthropic work.

Music Mentor, Guru and Teacher: Alex Pappas