Musician overcomes physical obstacle to inspire others

An Arizona musician is sharing her music with the world.
An Arizona musician is sharing her music with the world.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It’s often said that music can reach the depth of the soul.

“It’s kind of an outlet to express myself and how I’m feeling,” says Victoria Chiantella.

Strumming her songs on a ukulele, Chiantella’s songwriting is a little different than most. “I love the sound of it. It has a really nice warm sound,” she says.

There is also something unique about the way Victoria strums her instrument.

“I was born missing my arm below the elbow down. Yeah, so I use the end of my arm and strum,” Chiantella explains. “Ever since I was really little. I learned to adapt. Whether it be crawling or picking up an instrument.”

Read more from KPNX.