WENDY SONGE OFFERS WORKSHOPS, CONCERT IN DUBOIS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/18
Wendy Songe, award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher and nationally touring musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma, will offer music classes and share her talents in concert during a visit to DuBois on Friday, August 10.
Songe will be offering classes and performing at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois. The church is handicapped accessible. The following hour-long classes will be offered:
10 a.m. Beginner guitar and ukelele. A combined class focusing on easy chord charts, tab, strum patterns, finger picking, fretting, harmonics, tuning care and more.
11:15 a.m. Easy essential theory for all instruments/all levels including time sitnature, note values, endings and repeat signs, and dynamic markings. The ability to read music is not necessary to take this class.
2 p.m. Dynamite dynamics for all instruments/all levels with emphasis on making music more expressive, identifying and sculpting the many voices of an instrument and learning dynamic notation.
3:15 p.m. Touch and techniques for all levels of mountain dulcimer. Technique instruction will including smoothing out playing for gentle tunes, chopping it up for spunky tunes, and adding texture and variety through embelishments.
Suggested donations are $20 per person for one workshop; $35 per person for two workshops, $45 for three workshops, and $50 for all four workshops. For additional information and to make reservations for the workshops, telephone 814-371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
Songe will conclude her day in DuBois with a concert at 5 p.m. in the social hall at Christ Lutheran Church. The concert is open to everyone. A free-will donation for the performer is customary.
Born in North Carolina and raised in Oklahoma, where she currently lives, Songe performs on diverse instruments featuring cultures and songs from across the globe.
Classically trained in piano from the age of five, Songe’s foundation in music has paved her way to other instruments, including guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, djembe, bodhran, Celtic whistle, native flute and more. Her songwriting, poetry, vocal and instrumental proficiency have earned her multiple state, regional and national awards.
She promotes music education, teaching private, group and online lessons to students of every age and experience level. She also volunteers her time and talent, giving hundreds of hours of hands-on music enrichment to disabled adults, through her Pay-it-Forward initiative with community non-profit outreach agencies.
Songe tours the country extensively, sharing her music with audiences and students everywhere. Her music has been featured on radio, television, in print, and at many of the finest music festivals in the United States.
She has released two solo albums: “Test Drive,” a compilation of traditional and Celtic tunes arranged for mountain dulcimer; and “Driven,” a blend of multiple instruments and genres written by Songe, and featuring guitar, mountain dulcimer, piano, vocals, and native flute.
I lost your email address, but wanted you to note that we'll be hosting Wendy Songe in August. Come join us!
Hello Colleen, re Old Joe Clark, I appreciate your kind comment. Thank you for listening.
So glad you were able to attend our Day with Nina Zanetti. I, too, had a great time, and learned much. I'm glad it was worth your effort--yours was a long drive that day!
Hello Colleen. Welcome to FOTMD. I am sorry I am so late in welcoming you, but I have been out of the country and just returned home. I am glad to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD family!
Hi Colleen, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Hey Colleen, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Welcome, Colleen, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Friendly folks, yep, a bunch of them here. Knowledgeable? You'll have to be the judge of that. Ask your questions in a discussion, chat or email to a "friend;" you'll probably get more responses than you bargained for. LOL. Hope you enjoy it here.