Surprise & Wonder in Selah, WA 

Surprise and Wonder informances took place at the John Campbell Elementary School for 4rth, 5th and 1st grade classes.  Many thanks to Sheryl Fairchild and Dana Jones for making this possible!!  A great time was had by all!

Surprise & Wonder Informances 

Surprise & Wonder
A Joyful Musical Classroom Adventure with Nancy Rumbel

For years Grammy Award winning musician and composer
Nancy Rumbel has been performing, recording, improvising on and
teaching about unusual and fascinating musical instruments. It is
her passion and her gift. She enjoys bringing this excitement for
learning about music to children.

Surprise & Wonder "informances" use the science and mystery of
Nancy’s unique instruments (ocarinas, oboe, percussion, English
horn, and whistles) and their…

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Surprise & Wonder in Oregon 

Nancy presented Surprise & Wonder informances at three Oregon schools in May 2011.  Included on her tour were The Lighthouse School in North Bend, The Highland Elementary School in Reedsport and Myrtle Crest Elementary in Myrtle Crest.  She presented a wonderful array of instruments and sounds in small settings to over 300 students in two days.  In addition she gave a community presentation at the Reedsport library.  She is very grateful to her sponsors Joe Coyne and Sally Huntley for providing this…

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Surprise & Wonder in Santa Monica, CA 

Mrs. Handelman's kindergarten class at Roosevelt Elementary School enjoyed a Surprise & Wonder visit with Nancy in April 2011.  After learning about a variety of instruments, the kids enjoyed emerging from seeds into trees while feeling music grow within themselves.  Their session was completed with the creation of rattles they designed and filled with the contents of their choice (lentils, garbanzos, pinto beans or rice)! 

Surprise & Wonder in San Antonio, TX 

Nancy presented a full day of Surprise and Wonder activities at the Braun Station Elementary school in San Antonio.  Her classes ranged from kindergarten to 5th grade.  Many thanks to excellent music teacher who gave her this opportunity: Bette Richards.

Green Mountain School Surprise & Wonder Music Day 

I had a wonderful day presenting Surprise & Wonder informances at the Green Mountain School in southern Washington.  What a fantastic school!!  The students were terrific and the setting is just gorgeous.  We had a great time learning about music, amazing instruments and how they each make their sounds.