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


This 2019 Winter has been one of the most warmest ever here in the PNW!  Amidst all the wild and crazy things going on in this world, I think we can all enjoy a bit of music and fun once in a while to soothe the heart and soul!!!  Sooooo.......

I am giving an Ocarina Workshop in Carnation, WA on Saturday, Feb 23 -- There are two time slots -- 9:30-11:30AM and 1:30-3:30 PM.  The information for reserving a spot is listed on the Concerts & Events page on this website.  It is a really fun time together exploring and learning about different ocarinas from around the world. I also have selected beginning ocarinas for each participant to have and we will play together the second hour. We'll learn how to hold, blow, and practice an ocarina.  If you can breathe you can play :)  

Tingstad & Rumbel will be performing on Camano Island on Friday April 5.  We will also be at the Edmonds Park in WA this summer in late July along with Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in early August.  The specifics will be added once they are firmed up.

If you have questions just email me at    The concert information is listed on the Concerts & Events page here on my website.

New projects:

I will have a new recording coming out soon - probably late spring 2019 - entitled Confluence.  This is a core band of celtic harpist David Michael, tabla and esraj player Benjy Wertheimer and myself on oboe, English horn, ocarina and native flute .  There are featured artists on this recording including guitar -  Michael Mandrell, sarod - Richard Russell, bassoon -  Mark Eubanks, bansuri - Steve Gorn, and bass - Sean Frenette.

I had the wonderful opportunity to work on Linda Yapp's new children's release entitled A New Day.  It is a wonderful recording of new and traditional songs. I played ocarina, English horn, oboe and even a little penny whistle! We are starting to work on a new one this spring.

I have been working on tracks for a beautiful new project with Philadelphia area composer/pianist Louis deLise.  I will keep you posted as to when that will come out as well.  It is a real pleasure to work with him.  Very exquisite music!

I am also completing work on a recording with Salem MA pianist Ann Sweeten, which should come out this summer or late spring.

This coming April 2019 -  I have been invited to perform at the Ocarina Festival in Budrio, Italy.  I will share details as they become available.  So excited!  

AND in case you would love to support a school performance!!!

SURPRISE & WONDER -- These delightful workshops are a huge hit at elementary schools both public and private as well as community centers and libraries.  If you know a school that you would like this to happen at please let me know.  Perhaps you can help underwrite the costs with friends as that always seems to be the biggest obstacle for schools at this time.

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