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


How grateful I am for the coming of the Sun and Flowers this spring!  We have had the wettest season on record in the Pacific Northwest which is hard to translate to those who don't live here.  Meanwhile, I've been traveling a little this winter and spring.  Currently I am in my birth town of San Antonio, Texas and am off to New Orleans soon!  

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.  

Meanwhile - Thank You Jami Sieber for a great tour this past fall!  We performed at 9 amazing venues and met wonderful new friends and saw many old ones - including my Jr. High School band Director Dwight Uphaus who kindly put me up for 3 nights in Portland OR!  He heard me when I first started playing the oboe -- yes he knew me when .........

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