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A Rockin’ Dream

Sometimes you’ve just have to take the bull by the horns. Tiffany Petrossi of Rockin’ Moms her own record label when she wanted to realize her dream of recording an original album. Now she is a cheerleader and advocate for other musical Mamas.

Name
Tiffany Petrossi

City / State
San Jose, CA

What was your big dream?
My big dream was to record an album of my original songs.

How did you accomplish it?
I first bought some home recording equipment and started to do it myself with sheets tacked to the wall ( I thought that would help get better sound quality) . When I realized that I could not market it at the professional level I was looking to go with it, I decided to start my own record label, take out a business credit card line and went to a local studio and after self producing, working a lot of late night hours (after the kids went to bed), finally came out with my album, “Caravan,” that I am proud of and from that experience I founded the company, “Rockin’ Moms devoted to paying tribute to the works of mothers.

Where did you find inspiration to get started?
I really found that after my son was born and I was approaching 30, I really didn’t want to wait any longer and I found new confidence and inspiration from my children to just go for it.

What motivated you to keep going?
I kept learning so much as I worked on each album and wanted it to become better and better. I love hearing a song that I wrote come together with a full accompaniment, hearing the tracks back is such a fulfilling experience that is almost indescribable.

What’s your next Big Dream?
I would like to be discovered by a producer who would work with me on my next album and help promote it and tour around the world spreading joy to others through the music, perhaps with other Rockin’ Moms on the touring bill.

When you were 5 what did you want to be when you grew up?
A singer.

What about when you were 15?
A singer and actress.

Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A singer-songwriter, a mother, a founder of a company (Rockin’ Moms which I own), and possibly still do some acting.

What book is on your night stand?
The Twins handbook (I just had twins!)

What’s your Guilty Pleasure? (Grey’s Anatomy, Peppermint Mocha Lattes)
A good piece of chocolate.

What song moves you?
Amazing Grace sung by Joan Baez and many others that one just popped in my head.

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