Mayda was born in In Cheon City, South Korea. She was adopted just under one years old. Her parents say that by the time she was able to stand in her crib, Mayda would bob her head and sway to any record they put on in her room.
Mayda says that surprisingly no one in her family are musically oriented, so the fact that she does this craft is beyond her knowledge. Her interest and love comes from somewhere in her bloodline which is of the unknown.
Right before junior high, Mayda locked herself in a cabin in north MN and taught herself Beatles and Nirvana songs. When returning home, she formed a band with some peers who wrote and played their own songs around the Midwest.
Unfortunately, the pentet broke up due to other life agendas. However, Mayda found herself coming back to writing and performing. Soon she started her very own group.
The fact that she continues (and can not seem to stop) writing and performing proves that she is very much made to create music.