GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer and Teacher  

Nancy@NancyRumbel.com    

Spring is definitely here and I am so very grateful for all that it brings to cheer us up.  I hope that all of you are taking care of yourselves and staying healthy.   Very excited to announce the premiere of a lovely new composition by Benjy Wertheimer (Shantala) entitled Aham Devo which features Shantala, Jami Sieber, Steve Gorn and myself.  It will be on Friday, May 29 at 5:30pm PST (8:30 EST)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0IpoIqIFI&feature=youtu.be followed by a live Zoom meet and greet with the artists - the link will be on the youtube site.  The composition was recorded individually at our respective locations and then mixed by Benjy.  This should be a wonderful evening of celebrating the release of this new soothing 8 minute chant and then enjoying the company of each other.  

Due to Covid,  concerts and workshops are cancelled and I truly don't know when they will really be starting up again.  Lessons can be taught via FaceTime if you are interested.  I am practicing, making and experimenting with oboe and English horn reeds, working on new pieces and learning fingerings for different ocarinas.  I am going outside a lot and working in my garden - it soothes my heart and soul.

 I'm looking forward to getting a new ocarina sometime this summer from the exceptional American ocarina-maker Ross Dubois and AErka, who creates amazing designs on the instruments https://www.oberonocarinas.com/   If you have ever wanted to get an ocarina, they would be wonderful people to help support, and your can start with a sweet small instrument called a Gosling!

I have been doing some remote playing with friends and will announce some new music soon that can be found online soon.

Meanwhile,

I finished my tracks for a project with Oregon based singer/songwriter Linda Yapp.  Her children's release will be a wonderful recording of new and traditional songs. I play tenor ocarina, English horn, oboe, melodica, tin whistle and even a little Native flute.  Her songs are so inspiring and fun! I liken her style to a combination of Mr. Rogers andPete Seeger with a lovely bit of magic!!  The amazing Charles Michael Brotman of  Lava Tracks Studio is mixing and performing on the CD as well.  I will let you know when it is out!

If you have questions, comments, suggestions or ideas about music making during this Covid time, please email me at Nancy@NancyRumbel.com   

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. 

THANKS for Supporting Live and Recorded Music!  Gratefully,  Nancy