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



NEWS - Nancy will be performing with Eric Tingstad in Seoul, South Korea on September 19.  There are future fall shows in Spencer WI, Snohomish WA,  Bainbridge Island, Leavenworth WA and Olympia WA.  Please go to the Concerts page for more information!

 Nancy has started practicing and performing again post rotator cuff surgery/recovery.  Many thanks to her wonderful Seattle surgeon Dr. E. Edward Khalfayan and her Issaquah Physical Therapist Lori Mock.  She's still working on stretches and strengthening - it's a long recovery but doable!!

She gave a new informance presentation at the Leavenworth BirdFest - A Composer's Inspiration -  Bird Songs.  It was very well received and if you are interested in booking this presentation for a house concert or small lecture series, please contact her at

While in Leavenworth she also performed her first Conjunto piece, a long time dream given her San Antonio roots, with young accordionist Leonardo Guerrero and his teacher Jose Lopez playing guitar.  She also played a piece with a bell choir for the first time - the amazing Leavenworth Marlin Handbell Ringers.  She has aspirations to do more of both!!!  

Nancy recorded English horn parts for a new Wayne Gratz project entitled Safer Places. Wayne is a wonderful pianist that Nancy collaborated with when they were both signed to Narada.

 Nancy scored the music for a new DVD for Robin Rothenberg therapeutic yoga instructor extrodinaire - Shema Meditation Through The Chakras.  Graciously Robin included a solo section of Nancy's score for listening as one of the chapters on the DVD  or you can purchase just the music for meditation at:   The music features the oboe or English horn in a variety of combinations with strings, harp, and choral sounds.  Their previous Yoga Nidra CD for reducing anxiety continues to get raves reviews and is newly reprinted again :) 

THANK YOU - to the wonderful organizers and longtime friends of the Leavenworth BirdFest.

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 Nancy's beautiful instruments on your next release?  Perhaps you would like to commission an original piece?  Nancy is available for hire and records at her 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 Nancy offers 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 -- Nancy is available in person and also 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