More recently I’ve added retirement home piano sing-alongs to my work week. I provide easy-to-follow lyrics in a variety of year-round themes: Oldies But Goodies, Best Songs Ever, The Fabulous Forties, Remembering the Fifties, etc., with more in the works. I also have seasonal themes for Christmas, Remembrance Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Periodically my singing groups put on concerts for their fellow residents. I enjoy working with senior adults and hearing about their lives. Contact me for rates.
Huronia Recorder Consort
Since 2002 I’ve been directing and participating in an amateur adult recorder ensemble. Our group includes a variety of recorders (sopranino to bass), but other instruments that compliment our sound: strings, flute, harmonica, percussion, etc, are also welcome. Our accompanist (and prolific arranger), Henry Martinen, has been with us since the beginning – originally on guitar, and now on piano. Some of his recorder ensemble arrangements (S1, S2, A, T) are now available, with more to be added as time goes on.
Members have come and gone, but we continue to meet regularly, rehearse a variety of music (classical and contemporary) and have some laughs. On occasion we play at local schools, retirement homes, or anywhere else we’re given the opportunity.
If you play recorder or another instrument that you think would suit our group, please Contact me. There’s no charge for participating. Private recorder lessons are available for those who’d like to learn.