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


This 2018 Fall has been one of the most beautiful 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 have many Holiday shows coming up this year and into January.  I am calling them Peace on Earth Concerts!  Most are with T&R (Tingstad & Rumbel), one is with harpist David Michael and one with a new quartet (sarod, tabla, bass and myself)

Nov 3 Spokane, WA  T&R

Nov 4 Orofino, ID  T&R

Nov 24 Snohomish, WA T&R

Nov 30 Anacortes, WA  T&R

Dec 1   Bellevue Unity, WA  T&R

Dec 7   Fox Island, WA  T&R

Dec 12  Port Townsend, WA Nancy w celtic harpist David Michael

Dec 15  Prosser, WA  T&R

Dec 21 & 22 Olympia WA  T&R

Jan 5 Langley, WA  T&R

Jan 12 Seattle, WA   Quartet - Richard Russell, Anil Prasad, Dennis Staskowski & Me!

Many of you have enjoyed the first holiday release I did with Eric called The Gift fand 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 information is listed on the tour page here on my website.

New projects:

I will have a new recording coming out soon - probably early 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!

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 had a wonderful time as a guest artist at the 10th Annual Chinese Ocarina Festival in April 2018.  Thank You Zack Shih for inviting me to this amazing event in Jaixing China where I performed and met so many amazing ocarina players from around the world.

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