Xyra was born to American military parents, in Munich, Germany, on the Winter Solstice, under a full moon. From an early age, she showed interest in the visual and performing arts. She began with piano and voice lessons. Later, guitar became her songwriting tool, after her mother gave her an electric with amp for her 14th birthday. At age 15, she joined her first band.
Bands that followed: The Look w/ Robert Goldstein of the Urban Verbs, Overkill, Verborgen, Mystic Angels, and presently...Flight of Odin. Flight of Odin's debut release, "The Only Door", was released in digital, CD, and 180-gram vinyl formats, and is available worldwide, along with all 6 of Xyra Music endeavors.
Despite her involvement in multimedia journalism, Xyra's muse led her back to her music.
On auditioning for Director of Music Theatre, Charles Williams at the Levine School of Music, Xyra began classes, and developed lasting affiliations. At a "Metrognomes" party hosted by Levine faculty members, she met renowned Mezzo Soprano, Medea Namoradze. Medea welcomed Xyra as a private student and coached her through two album releases, "Frightening Beauty", and "Through the Dark Glass Shining". Her 5th release, in 2010, "Never Lost Forever" with the Mystic Angels, followed.
Presently, Xyra further expresses her songwriting and vocal skills in collaboration with her present band, Flight of Odin. Prior to their debut release, her vocal coach was virtuoso performer and instructor, Kay Willett, who specializes in music theater and concert hall performances.
Notable live performances include The Philadelphia Music Conference, Blues Alley, The State Theater, WRNR FM live, and the 9:30 Club.