Performing at a Valentine Celebration

Available For Your Occasion or Venue:

  • Solo/Strolling Flute, one of my favorite types of "gigs" because of the total freedom it gives me to adapt my performance to my venue and audience
  • Flute duo with cello in established performing ensemble, Buttons ’n Bow
  • Flute duos with guitar, keyboard, harp, bass playing classical, jazz or other type of music
  • Trios with oboe and clarinet or strings
  • Combo with jazz rhythm section - including vocals
  • Storyteller with Music (Flute and/or Keyboard), for parties (birthday or other special occasions), with programs adapted to audiences of any age

Church Specific Connections and History (some mentioned elsewhere - please forgive any repetition):

  • Recorded and marketed CD entitled, "Simple Selections" with a liturgical music group from Port Angeles, WA
  • Longtime member of folk ensemble, "Celebration" in Piedmont, CA
  • Ongoing member of Trinity Singers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim, WA
  • Performed at numerous weddings and funerals, with a personal record of 8 marriages in one October
  • Performed spontaneously with many Catholic church choirs in Hawaii, Oregon, California, Washington, and Virginia

Some Treasured And Unusual Performance Memories:

  • A bride at Mission San Jose, CA fainted early during her wedding ceremony due to not having eaten for hours. She was taken to a back room. Guests waited patiently to countless flute and harpsichord variations of Twinkle, Twinkle (Mozart). Bride soon reappeared happily to complete the wedding ceremony, with a tale to tell.
  • Unrehearsed improvisational performance with a dancer in Palo Alto, CA
  • Most picturesque places/ceremonies where I've performed include: Rose Garden in the hills of Berkeley, overlooking S.F. Bay; several locations with a view of Strait of Juan de Fuca, WA; many "mansions" with spectacular views, e.g., Golden Gate Bridge; Greek resort on Crete, Piazzas in Italian hill towns around Siena
  • Many gigs at retirement/nursing/senior homes. Some memories from those - women in wheelchair who began to cry upon hearing Danny Boy; Finnish man who became very emotional when I played the theme from Finlandia
  • recording studio sessions to add music to storytellers' personal tales in Port Angeles and on Maui
  • improvisational concert at Upcountry Sundays Acoustic Style at Casanova, Maui (broadcast over radio and Internet)

A Few Musical Suggestions for your wedding or other ceremony:

  • Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Canon (Palchelbel)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony)
  • The Rose
  • There’s a Place for Us (West Side Story)
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Unforgettable
  • Endless Love
  • Unchained Melody
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
  • You Light Up My Life
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • Only You
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • All I Ask Of You, Angel of Mercy, etc. (Phantom)
  • I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
  • (Numerous others, too many to list)

Typical Fees:

  • $100-$125 (per musician) typically covers a private wedding, birthday, or other ceremony or first hour of multi-hour engagement (Fee includes pre-consultation (below) and reasonable transportation to/from and setup and take down at performance site)
  • Attendance at wedding rehearsal available for a nominal fee to cover travel costs
  • Less per musician for each subsequent hour
  • Price for recurrent engagements and public performances will be negotiated on a case by case basis
  • Referral bonus (finder’s fee) gladly given

  • Please call or Email me to discuss any of the above. Services available and typically included are: Consultation with me to explore ideas for music at your special event.
  • If you have a special song that is "yours," I am happy to prepare it. I have done so on many occasions from sheet music, tape/CD excerpt, with clients over the phone, etc. I can also prepare and send you a demo CD or put on this website any tunes that you are considering. Lead time is greatly appreciated, so that I can spend the time and effort I would like to perfect the music for your Extra Special Day.

Storytelling Programs

  • Please see Storytelling Page for Possibilities and Suggestions.