I’ve always had a passion for helping people.  As a kid, I was a bit like Lucy in the Charlie Brown cartoons – the one everyone turned to for advice. I’ve been a jazz pianist and a professor at Berklee College of Music for most of my professional life.  My performance experience includes radio and television appearances with my group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony as a percussionist under Andre Previn, and shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension.

I have written five books: Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success and They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her, both published by the University of Missouri Press. Melody for Murder and Mojo for Murder, both published by Pen-L Publishing, and Tips for Singers: Performing, Auditioning and Rehearsing  (Hal Leonard Publications).


I am also a psychic medium, a Reiki Master, and an initiated priestess of Yemaya, the African Goddess of compassion, motherhood and the ocean.  Since 2016 I have been providing Reiki services to students, staff and faculty at Berklee College and at Emerson College. 


I offer Reiki, intuitive counseling and mediumship to groups and individuals in person and via Skype.

Email info@carolynwilkins.com  to schedule an appointment.