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


The Solstice has occurred and the days are full of light here i the PNW!

New Show --- July 8th in Everett WA - I've been invited to perform with Richard Russell, sarod, vocal, harmonium and Anil Prasad, tabla in a performance.  This will be such fun to add oboe and English horn to the gorgeous sounds that these two incredible musicians create!  We do a blend of Indian, kirtan, World, improv and who knows what else will evolve!  (Details in the Concert and Event section)

Tingstad & Rumbel have one summer show and it is July 15 at the Lick Observatory in California just outside of San Jose.  If you have never been to one of these performances -- treat yourself!  The Lick Observatory is exceptional and the concert also includes a look through the old telescope in the domed observatory as well as a talk by a renowned astronomer!!! (Details in the Concert and Event section)

I had an amazing trip to New Orleans with my two sisters.  Heard and saw some fantastic music! Love the people, food, music, architecture, history, art, trolley car ........ Hope to go back!

New projects include several tracks on my dear friend Susan Osborn's new release Hummingbird:    I played English horn, melodica, oboe and ocarina.   It includes many players from our days in the Paul Winter Consort including David Darling, Gordon Johnson and Paul himself on one track!  What a delight it is to hear this gorgeous music.

Another project I played and also helped produce is  Catherine Marie Charlton's upcoming release "I Dream About This World - The Wyeth Album".  Catherine Marie is a pianist/composer from the Brandywine, PA area. Her project also afforded me the great opportunity to work with former fellow Recording Academy Trustee friend and renowned producer Phil Nicolo from Philadelphia.  I too share a deep love for the Wyeth familys' art and creative spirit.  I saw a wonderful exhibit of Jamie Wyeth's works at the Boston Music of Fine Arts a couple of years ago and also dearly love N.C. Wyeth's illustrations.  I visited the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford PA.several years ago.  Little did I realize that years later I would be able to help in the production of Catherine's vision for a wonderful release inspired by this amazing family.  It will be released July 14.

I also recently recorded up on Orcas Island for a new release that musician extraordinaire Martin Lund is working on.  I can hardly wait to hear what he will do with all the tracks!  I'll keep you posted on that.

I also finished a track for Tim Noah using several ocarinas.  It's a fun reggae track on his upcoming release.

Just finished a beautiful track on a song with a new friend in Portland Oregon - Rich Colombo. Currently working on a track for vocalist Greg Garabino. 

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.

  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