Hello, Last summer I made arrangements for Wendy Songe of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to come to DuBois to present workshops in the mountain dulcimer and other instruments. Unfortunately, Wendy had to cancel all her engagements while she dealt with a medical issue. Wendy called me last week and offered to make good on last year’s canceled event. I asked her repeatedly to be honest with me…was she healthy enough to drive from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania then on to the state of Indiana and present workshops and concerts on the way. She assures me she is (she’s tougher thaWendy Songen I am!). Attached to this email is the news release about her visit next Friday, August 10th. Let’s give Wendy a big Pennsylvania welcome; please plan on attending one or more workshops on Friday and/or the 5 pm concert. SHARE THIS EMAIL WITH ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED! Note: some of her workshops will be for other instruments or all instruments. I know it’s August, I know it’s the end of the summer, I know it’s a work day for some of you, I know this is short notice, but Wendy wants very badly to connect with YOU. I invited her last year because I thought you’d get a kick out of her teaching style. She’s enthusiastic, bubbly, an enjoyer-of-life. She told me she feels great and can’t wait to resume her life as an itinerant music instructor. Check her out on her webpage: Wendy Songe Please email me to pre-register so Wendy knows how many copies of her handouts to make. Walk-ins also welcome. Ginny Schott DuBois, PA
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 see that we'll be hosting Wendy Songe in August. Come join us!
Carolyn, glad to welcome you on board
Welcome Carolyn and have fun here. Great to have the time and energy to play.
Howdy and welcome to fotmd!
Hi Carolyn, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Welcome to FOTMD Carolyn. It's good to have another Pennsylvanian aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Welcome, Carolyn, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You coming to the Dutchland Festival? If so, it will be a pleasure to meet you in person. Hope you enjoy it here.