Current Programs

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 4:30 PM:

SAVANNA WHEELER AT STAGE 7 PIANO GALLERY

Savanna Wheeler At Stage 7 Piano Gallery

Please join us this Sunday, April 30th, to hear Savanna Wheeler play a wide variety of her own piano arrangements, from Harry Potter to Beethoven, all played on one of the best Steinways of the region at the Stage 7 piano gallery in KirklandSavanna has the ability to absorb the details of practically everything she hears, including complex orchestral music such as the Pokemon theme music, and translate it into beautiful piano music. As her piano teacher, I have enjoyed watching and facilitating her process. Now the time has come for her to share this with the greater community!

The first quarter hour of the show is dedicated to hearing three of my other talented students, including Ava Powell playing one of her compositions. (The other two are going to surprise us, YTBA). I will also have the privilege to perform in Savanna’s majestic two-piano arrangement of The Legend Comes to Life.

Free! Fun! All ages welcome! Children will love this performance of music from their generation!SEE YOU THERE:

  • Date:  Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • Time:  4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Place:  11831 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • Free: donations welcome at the door or donate below…

Please join us for a reception following the program. The program will begin at 4:30. There will be a five minute intermission at approximately 5:00 or so… and the recital will end at 5:45 or so, with a reception following, ending at 6::15 pm or so.

Stage 7 Pianos is conveniently located near the junction of Hwy 405 and NE 116th St. in Kirkland (turn off of 124th Av. NE between KFC and Allstate, then right at Metropolitan Music).




 

To confirm sign up for any workshop, please email Maren@soundfalls.org, thanks!

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Join us for Songs in Rounds!

Sign up now for Songs in Rounds, a series of four evenings of singing in rounds starting on March 20th and going every other Monday 7-8:30 pm: March 20, April 3, April 17, May 8

These four workshops will focus on songs that are easy to learn, with short, universally-beautiful phrases. As we progress, we’ll sing them in rounds, which are a beautiful and straightforward way to develop independent singing skills while hearing harmonies. There are no requirements except the will to show up with an open mind and an open heart.

Why? For many reasons: singing improves attitude, breathing, posture, sense of well-being, and community connections, to name a few!

Where: Studio Beju: 15630 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019

How to sign up: Email your name, address and phone number (of all people in your party if more than you) to maren@soundfalls.org, wait for a confirmation, then just show up. Or, for a discount, pay only $80 for all four sessions by March 16, either here (see Pay Button below) or mail a check for the number of sessions you can attend. Or: $100 for four sessions at the door or after March 16,, $75 for three, $60 for two, and $30 for one. Mailing address: PO Box 982, Carnation, 98014.

Look forward to seeing you there!

To learn more about this amazing studio, which has a lovely ambiance and great acoustics, or if you have any questions, contact Maren Van Nostrand at maren@soundfalls.org.

Maren leads a Song Circle with Randee Young.

Maren leads a Song Circle with Randee Young.

Location: Studio Beju,15630 Main Street, Duvall, WA 98019

To Register: email or call Maren Van Nostrand at maren@soundfalls.org or 425-466-4594. If you cannot make it to all sessions, you can let me know in advance how many you can make, and we’ll adjust to the same four-session rate of only $25/session.

See you there!


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Help to Create, and then join, community music making as we walk together in the March of the Vegetables!

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Soundfalls is helping to provide yet another opportunity for you to share your music in a fun and creative way! It’s the March of the Vegetables! We will gather in Duvall at approximately 2:00 pm on March 25th, 2017, and by 3:00 pm we will walk, surrounded by our artistic creations and enveloped in our festive music, down the hill, crossing 203 briefly, and on to McCormick Park where more celebration will await us.

The first (and possibly only) planning and rehearsal gathering is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd, 6:30 pm at the Duvall Visitor’s Center at 15619 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019. Please email us if you plan to go so that we can contact you should the venue change, and so that we can add you to the list to receive all relevant parade information. Either way, check back with this website and we’ll post any changes: maren@soundfalls.org

Our current vision is to play the basic rhythms to “Heard it Through the Grapevine” and possibly “Take Me To the River,” along with any singing where it fits in. We will also dance. This will not be official marching formation. We will focus on fun and easy instruments and song parts. If you want to learn more about the entire event itself: http://www.marchofthevegetables.org

It will be a truly memorable Saturday for us all, a whimsical, public, non-profit, community event created in order to uplift the spirits of everyone far and wide, and to remind us of the beauty, preciousness, fragility, and sacredness of this valley. It’s a way to express togetherness and and show respect for all that grows.

VALENTINES DAY WEEKEND WAS A TRUE DELIGHT!

On Saturday evening, February 11th, over a dozen new friends gathered for a cozy, quality movie night at Studio Beju, and we pondered a Song Without Borders…A way to see the musicianship in all of us, the language that binds all humans on earth together in a common language….

This was a meaningful way to spend a Valentines weekend, learning about the heartfelt songs of people from around the world with other people in our community as we pondered “In Search of the Great Song.” (Made by A Song Without Borders Productions.) A fruitful discussion followed the movie, with great contributions from everyone about their relationship to music in their lives. 

 

The next day was Sunday evening, February 12th, and we enjoyed, Chocolate, Music, and yoga…