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Emily the Songbird

Emily the Songbird

By Emily A Yurcheshen
I am on a musical mission to help you find your song. My mission started 20 years ago when I birthed my first song on a beach in Portugal and it expanded to create harmony in the home with family music lessons and now is being expanded outward to the world. The podcast includes songs, stories and interviews by amazing people who are learning what it means to Find their Song.
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Finding Support in Transformative Times with Coach/Healer Kathleen Gonzales
In this episode, Kathleen and I dialogue about the ways we can find, give and receive support during these transformative times.
March 12, 2021
Free Yourself to Sing with 11-Year-Old Viola Penn
In this delightful interview, Viola Penn, my ukulele/songwriting student shares her views about the healing power of singing and strumming her uke. She also performs an original called "River of Song". 
March 5, 2021
Rock Your Gift with Julie Schneiderman, Co-Founder of Stik N Stuk
In this episode, Julie shares her journey of how unblocking her creativity led to her visionary business that focuses on self expression, sharing one’s passion and voice to create community and connection through art. Visit her website at To be a guest on my podcast, please email me at
February 3, 2021
Spread Kindness with Songwriter and Goofy Guy Quinn Rollen
In this fun loving episode, Quinn and I take a musical stroll down memory lane to share a few thoughts and songs that may heal your heart and spark joy!
January 27, 2021
Write Your Song, Sing Your Truth and Heal Your Life with Song Sister and Music Teacher Gail Brooks
In this empowering episode, Gail honors her hero Dr. Martin Luther King as she recalls marching and singing during the Civil Rights Movement. We also talk about the healing power and playfulness of songwriting..
January 22, 2021
Intro to an Odyssey of Song and honoring hero MLK
Do you have a dream to sing, play the guitar, ukulele or shine your love light to the world? Then join me for the beginning of your transformational hero’s journey and honoring a hero who sacrificed his life for his dream of equality and peace.
January 18, 2021
Find Your Song and Transform Your Life with Esron Gates
In this entertaining episode, Unity Toastmaster/ Area E3 Director and financial advisor at  Wealth Management Strategies, Esron Gates shares his story of transformation in this past COVID year. You'll learn some great tips of how creative play, music, and Toastmasters can help you expand your public speaking and grow a business that educates others on financial literacy skills while giving back to your community.     
January 13, 2021
Healing through Creativity with therapist, teacher and author Megan McGreen
In this episode, Megan shares about how creativity and writing has helped her transcend her fears and supported her physical healing.
January 7, 2021
Introduction to Songwriting the Sacred Way
This is the first episode in a 12-week series that guides listeners to use songwriting and singing to create an ongoing, intimate dialogue with the Divine. For more information and to register for it, please visit my website at
January 5, 2021
Introduction to Loving the Sacred Way
In this first episode, Emily and her partner Miguel introduce their approach to creating external and internal space for the sacred in relationship. They explore the deeper meaning of the acronym space (Creating a sacred place and practice to open to compassionate communication and expressing vulnerability).
January 4, 2021
Knowing Our Worth with Author and Songwriter Dorothy Segovia
In this rich episode, Dorothy shares three simple ways to help us to know we are valuing ourselves. And click on the link below to enjoy a sweet musical treat from Dorothy to remind us celebrate the gift of our lives in song. Visit to learn more about Dorothy and listen to her beautiful song Christmas tonight at this link below. Happy Holidays!
December 25, 2020
Living an Extraordinary Life in Song with Mary Azima
In this touching interview, Mary shares her healing journey with song. Having been diagnosed with an auto immune disease in childhood and more recently stage 4 cancer, Mary has been able to find healing through her voice and song. 
December 25, 2020
Interview with musician and educator Michele Harris-Padron a.k.a Micaela del Mar
In this interview, Michele  tells us her story of making music through the decades all the way from jamming with songwriter Kate Wolf in Northern California in the 1970's to her exciting adventures in Mexico.   
December 21, 2020
Stepping into your New Self Image and Celebrating Community
Are you ready to step into your new self image, one defined by you not by the expectations of others? Then join me in this inspiring episode to celebrate the "you" you are today and to celebrate the community around you that sees you in the fullness of who you are.  Correction-Bronnie Ware wrote the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying says that the number 1 regret of the dying is that people wished they had lived true to themselves instead of for the expectations of others and Dr. Zach Bush MD talks about literally holding the energy of the sun and that our form changes from one moment to the next.  
December 18, 2020
Interview with Songwriter and Gifted Guitar Guy QUINN Rollen
Have you ever wanted to play the guitar? If so, check out this fun interview with Songwriter and Gifted Guitar Guy QUINN Rollen. He has a heart of gold and inspires anyone to have fun making music.
December 16, 2020
Inspiring Interview with Dance Instructor Extraordinaire Leslie Sokol.
In this delightful interview, Leslie shares her dance, design and teaching journey with us as well as tips to stay healthy and happy during the winter season.
December 15, 2020
Courageous Leadership with Goleta City Council Member Kyle Richards
In this inspiring episode, you will hear insights and wisdom about courage and community from newly elected Goleta City Council Member Kyle Richards plus a special holiday song with his husband Eric Waldo.
December 7, 2020
Interview with Songwriter and Music Manifestor David Simmons
In this romantic and adventurous interview, David shares the power of journaling and songwriting to bring him the love of his life, his wife, Angel the Harpist. To hear this beautiful song "Firestar," please visit  
December 6, 2020
Exploring the Inner Creative terrain with Artist, Musician and Friend Bethany Anderson
Do you have a burning creative spirit? Then join me for this special episode with Bethany Anderson as we explore the inner terrain of music making. Bethany is not only an accomplished visual artist but she also loves to sing and play guitar.  Also if you'd like to check out Bethany's beautiful pottery, visit her Instagram site at bethanyanderson805.
December 2, 2020
Rocketships and Rockstar Dreams Blast Off!
What do a safety engineer and a real estate agent have in common? Find out in this exciting episode where I interview safety engineer Miguel Trujillo as we watched the recent rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as an interview with Village Property real estate agent Chuck Aljien about a tremendously kind act that he did for me last week.  
November 23, 2020
Interview with Love Magnet Kimi Vandyk
Are you looking for some inspiration and to be sparked with joy? Kimi Vandyk is a powerful loving light in this world. She's an activist, a songwriter and a woman who is following her heart and mission. Enjoy this light and playful conversation. And who knows maybe you'll find yourself inspired to play the ukulele and sing your song.    
November 18, 2020
An Amazing Interview with Angel the Harpist
In this episode, Angel shares about her healing musical journey and delights us as she plays an original composition on the harp. I am so blessed to have her as a guest for she has a musical mission that she would like to amplifying to the world. 
November 15, 2020
Amplify Your Love Song to the World
In this episode, I share how to align your inner and outer truth so that you can clearly and simply share your message with the world.   
November 11, 2020
Breaking the Shame Cycle
In this episode, I model a way to break the shame cycle that can derail us on our creative paths. 
November 5, 2020
Release Perfectionism and Share Your Song
In this episode, I model the courage I teach my students to develop on their musical paths. Through sharing influential teachings and poetry, I guide listeners along my inner journey of writing a song on election day and humbly offering it as a prayer for our world. 
November 4, 2020
Embracing One's Shadow in Love
In this episode, I interview my partner in love and life Miguel about the importance of honoring the shadow in ourselves and relationships. 
November 1, 2020
Creativity Cooks in the Shadow Side
How do you welcome your shadow? How do you make space for the parts of you that scare you or that you resist the most? This episode is a playful looks at how we can embrace the deeper, darker aspects of who we are and how a spooky song can lighten our way as we trick-or-treat through life.  
October 26, 2020
Clear the Static and Sing!
There is a song singing in your soul right now. Can you hear it? This episode explores the importance of aligning your inner and outer voice to express the love of who you are. 
October 22, 2020
Surrender, Take the Leap & the Universe Will Guide You.
In this episode, I share about the power of surrender on our creative paths. Sometimes, as artists and entrepreneurs, we think we have to do it all to stay authentic, but relinquishing control is necessary to find your wings and expand your vision to the world. 
October 20, 2020
Ego-Hit me with Your Best Shot! Love always Wins.
In this episode, I share the traps of the ego that can snag us along our creative, spiritual paths and ways to realign with our highest calling when we get caught. 
October 18, 2020
Find the Sound of your Music & Life.
This is a segment from the second chapter in my audio book. It introduces the idea of finding the sound/frequency that aligns you with the love that you are and how this "sound" can shine a light on the shadow beliefs that keep you from rockin' your deepest dreams.  
October 15, 2020
Love Your Song-BE YOU!
This second episode is an invitation to join me on a quest. My intention is to shift the energy from being the victim/rescuer of your story to giving deeper voice to the rockstar or hero of your Life. This means opening to the adventure of becoming the largest, most expanded You that you can be and to to take as Robert Frost says, "the road less traveled".  This start with exploring your passions and committing to rock your deepest dreams. 
October 14, 2020
Giving Voice to Emily Songbird as she Learns to Fly
This is the first section of an audio book in which I share authentic, stories, songs and insights from my musical and magical adventures. My intention is to inspire listeners to discover the healing power of their own voice, ignite them to manifest their deepest creative dreams and raise their vibration to love.     
October 14, 2020