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GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer and Teacher    Skype Consults and Lessons Available


Holiday Concerts with Tingstad & Rumbel begin Nov 18 at The Seasons in Yakima WA, and will continue with concerts in Snohomish & Bellevue Nov 26 & 27 ( the weekend after Thanksgiving). Fox Island Dec 8, and Olympia Dec 16 & 17.   Our 31st annual 12th Night in Langley WA is Jan 7.   There are not many Holiday Shows so please get your tickets early to guarantee seats!  The Concert page will connect you to more details.

In mid-January Eric and I are heading down to the Bay area to perform in Ripon Jan 12 and Livermore CA Jan 14 followed by a concert and workshop at SOKA in Aliso Viejo on Jan 18.

My dear friend Susan Osborn has been working on a new release that I performed on several tracks - English horn, melodica, oboe and ocarina.  It should be coming out in the spring of 2017 or perhaps earlier.

Thank You Jami Sieber for a great tour this fall!  We performed at 9 amazing venues and met wonderful new friends and saw many old ones - including my Jr. High School band Director Dwight Uphaus who kindly put me up for 3 nights in Portland OR!  He heard me when I first started playing the oboe -- yes he knew me when .........

 The finishing touches are near completion on an upcoming 2017 release by Catherine Marie Charlton, pianist/composer from the Brandywine, PA area. Her project has afforded me the great opportunity to also work with former fellow Recording Academy Trustee friend and renowned producer Phil Nicolo from Philadelphia.   It's been so wonderful to get to know Catherine Marie better.

The music consult business continues to presents unique and varied discussions with each client. Challenging times are demanding fascinating and creative solutions.  I really enjoy these one on ones.

NEWS -  I'm very pleased to announce and encourage your support for my young friend Darius Ghanat's new track and fund raiser for the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, that I am featured on. So happy for Darius who has worked extremely hard to create this project.   A very talented musician, he is homebound due to Tourette's and the treatments for it.  Please support him on this!   Here's the link: !  I invite you to share this info too!  Thanks so much!  Congratulations Darius!


Darius discovered Brad Cohen's book "Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had" and was so inspired by Brad's story of strength and perseverance, that Brad became one of his heroes.  Darius too, wanted to make a difference in the lives of those with Tourette Syndrome, so he is now raising awareness through his music with the "Tour de Ettes" project.  All proceeds from this song will be donated to the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation to support the socialization, achievement, and education of those with Tourette Syndrome.


SURPRISE & WONDER -- These delightful workshops are a huge hit at elementary schools both public and private as well as community centers and libraries.  

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN/OCARINA & COMPOSITION SESSION WORK -- Would you love to have the sound of my instruments on your next release?  Perhaps you would like to commission an original piece?  I am available for hire and can record at my studio.  It's a great way to get exceptional professional playing or a beautiful new original piece on your recording. 

MUSIC BUSINESS CONSULTS --  So many musicians have questions about recording, performing, practicing etc.. and I offer consults via Skype, by phone or in person.  "For years colleagues have called upon me for help with their music careers due to my networking, marketing, and creative experience." 

OCARINA/OBOE/ENGLISH HORN LESSONS -- I am also available in person and/or online via Skype!  This is a great way to get pointers on technique, practicing, improvising, recording, performing and musicianship.

THANKS for Supporting Live and Recorded Music!  Gratefully,  Nancy