Thanks for joining me!
To start off, my name is Madeline Cepeda, Maddi for short. I’m 23 years old and born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a very young age, I have been wanting to get into making music, whether it was writing my own songs or covering songs from other artists. I grew up in a super musical family. My dad and brother both play guitar, they sing with my uncles and cousins who play guitar as well. I taught myself guitar at around 13 by learning “Crazier” by Taylor Swift. I saw the Hannah Montana movie and I knew I had to learn something. 4 chords later, and the rest is history. From 13 to about 18, I would perform around San Diego with my vocal coach. I’m forever grateful I got the opportunity to do so because it taught me to break out of my shell. I have performed the National Anthem, as well as originals and covers, all across San Diego, even in front of crowds of about 1,000+!
For awhile, I did let go of music. I didn’t touch my guitar, I barely wanted to sing, I never recorded myself singing. Luckily, I have the most amazing support system, led by my boyfriend of about 4 and a half years, Jesse, who kept encouraging me that I would find my way back into the music world. A few months after I turned 21, I had our beautiful baby girl, Paulina. She’s the main reason why music is coming back as such a strong presence in my life because I want her to grow up with music the way I did. Now, she loves to listen to me play guitar and she sings along with me and it’s the cutest. She is our absolute world, and I don’t even want to know where I would be without her. Of course, as someone who isn’t making all of their money off of music, I’m currently a server at a family-friendly restaurant. It’s fun and I’ve met some of my best friends there, but it’s not something I really want to do forever.
This is a dream. This is my dream. I have the same dream as I’m sure many others do. I may have given up for a while, but I have learned to never stop chasing the dream you want most. On this website, I will posting videos, recorded pieces, photos of gigs that I will hopefully have in the future. However, I can’t do any of that without your support. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!
LET’S DO THIS.