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Welcome to Ocarina Music!

This is a site to celebrate the International Creative Spirit of the Ocarina.  Nancy Rumbel, a GRAMMY award winning musician, composer, teacher and consultant has played Ocarinas for over 35 years.  Her exceptional musicianship, performance experiences, and friends who make and play the Ocarina are truly unique. 

NEWS: Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!  I have 9 more Holiday Shows this 2018 Season.  They are all in the PNW and you can read about them here   Even if you can't come to a performance, please let friends know who might be able to or gift them tickets to a show! Thanks so much!

I had an amazing April performing in Jaixing China at the 10th Annual International Ocarina Festival.  I will try to post some photos -- just so much to do!!  I composed and performed a world premiere of a piece especially written for the festival entitled Silk.  I am very grateful for the generous hospitality of Zack Shih and the wonderful folks at FocaLink/Stein/Feng Ya.   There were also school concerts in Nanjing which were a total delight -- brought me to tears!

I met and heard so many wonderful players from so many countries!  Overwhelming!

I will be attending and performing at the Budrio Ocarina Festival this April in Italy.  It is my first visit to this wonderful festival and I am very much looking forward to it.  I finally was able to meet Fabio Galliani in person in China after many years of emails.  Then I was able to see him again last May when I visited Italy.  I was unable to visit Budrio on that visit, so this April will be very exciting for me.  


OCARINA QUESTIONS:  If you have questions about my playing or ocarina playing in general, please send me an email at    I see soooooo many players (professional ones too :) who have fingers that are raised high off of the keys when playing.  I encourage players to relax their fingers which will expedite their technique, but you have to learn how to relax your fingers and that takes practice! There are some wonderful hints on how to do this.  

BUSINESS NEWS:  Nancy is available for Ocarina Lessons/Consults on Skype.  For more information:

ABOUT THIS SITE:  "I have the distinct pleasure and honor of professionally playing and composing music for the Ocarina for several decades.  During this time I have met many incredible ocarina makers and players and collected some amazing instruments. While working on my Ocarina compilation entitled Ocarina Music I realized I wanted to create a website to share information about Ocarinas from around the world and my Ocarina projects. However my schedule is very busy and I get behind on posting so many things that I would love to share. Hopefully soon! :) " Nancy Rumbel

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm! 

  World Peace Through Ocarinas!

                     Nancy Rumbel