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


The Fall is beginning to show its colors!  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.......

Tingstad & Rumbel have 12 Holiday shows coming up this year!

Nov 18 in Forest Grove, OR,  

Nov 25 Snohomish WA,

Nov 26 Bellevue WA,

Dec 2 Clatskanie, OR,

Dec 3 Ilwaco WA,

Dec 8 Mt. Vernon WA,

Dec 9 Bellevue Unity,

Dec 10 Enumclaw WA,

Dec 17 Prosser, WA,

Dec 22 & 23 Olympia WA, 

Jan 6 Langley WA  

Many of you have enjoyed our first holiday release The Gift for years and we always include a few pieces from that release as well as Comfort & Joy, and Star of Wonder   If you have questions just email me at    The concert info is available here:

New projects:

I am performing with two new ensembles.  One is a trio with sarod player Richard Russell and celtic harpist David Michael.  We did our first performance in Port Townsend to an extremely full house!  It's a gorgeous combination of unusual instruments.  

The second ensemble is an Indian influenced kirtan band organized by Richard Russell (vocals and sarod) called Shantikar.  It includes his instruments, plus harmonium, tabla, bass, vocals and my instruments.  Lots of community response singing - very fun!

I performed oboe, English horn, melodica and ocarina on several tracks for my dear friend Susan Osborn's new release Hummingbird:    It also 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.

I played on a lovely tune called Waiting to Love You by Naomi LaViolette which you can hear here :  I just visited Portland OR to perform on her CD release concert.

Another project I played and also helped with is  Catherine Marie Charlton's 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 just saw a wonderful exhibit of the Wyeth Family at the Portland Art Museum:

I recently performed on Orcas Island for a new CD Tall Tales of the Sea that musician extraordinaire Martin Lund created. It is really fun and you can find out how to get one if you go to Martin Lund's Facebook page! (I hope)

I also finished a track for Tim Noah's upcoming release 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. Also did a wonderful track for vocalist Greg Garabino on his latest CD that was just released - which I hope you can find out how to get on his Facebook page :) 

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