At the age of 5 the sound of the Hammond filled her ears and soul, she rose from her seat and knew that she would play the Hammond B3.
Her father gave her her first piano lesson. Both of her parents were proficient in reading music. Mabel and her mother played together at church for 6 years. Her parents shared the music they loved with her. Mabel’s mother was enthusiastic for classical music, hymns, spirituals, gospel, R&B and jazz; while her Father preferred classical, hymns, anthems and spirituals.
From the age of 11-17 Mabel played for the choirs of her Junior High and High School; also at her Father’s church and other special events. At 15 she started teaching piano lessons, a profession that has endured to the present. Along the way she majored in Music Education at the University of Memphis.
As a prominent sacred musician Mabel has played for Baptist, A.M.E., C.M.E., United Methodist, COGIC and Seven Day Adventist, among others. She has played for City, State and Regional Church Congresses and Conventions throughout the state of Tn.
Mabel also has a career in secular music beginning with her first club date at Blues Ally in Memphis where she sang and played “Stormy Monday”.
On the concert stage Mabel has performed with Edwin Hawkins in 1992-1993 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN. And accompanied Richard Smallwood for Aids week in 2005 in Nashville TN.
Mabel was the 1st Music Director for the Volunteer State Mass Choir, serving them for 5 years, in Nashville TN.
Mabel is the owner and CEO of MVP & Company…………..CONNECTING THE DOTS