Heather Normandale Music
About this pro
I've been playing and practicing for many years and have made music a priority above economic security, I have lived a very interesting life and have written many songs about this journey. I'd like to think that it shows in the energy I bring to my music, to the stage, and to my teaching. I've studied Ecuadorian and Colombian music, I've studied classical Indian vocals, therapeutic side of sound by bringing music to Alzheimer's hospitals and have been working with mothers and babies leading music development classes for years. I live and breath the belief that music makes our lives better in so many ways so its my ultimate joy to bring this to people though live events, recording and teaching. I enjoy the embodied feeling of making music, and I enjoy sharing access to this with other people through teaching. I enjoy bringing enjoyable music that leaves listeners with good feelings and deep thoughts. I adore poetry and weaving intricate ideas and models into the songs I write. I love the way rhythmic entrainment effects listeners and music makers in ways that go far beyond entertainment value. I enjoy the idea that music makes us all a little happier and healthier.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Prices may vary depending on location, lenght of set, how many band members are hired for the gig, how much equipment is needed, and how personalized we are making the set for you (for example by writing specific songs for the event, learning requested cover songs, or collaborating on the set list). For voice students, it is generally $45 per hour - in certain circumstances I can come to you for a higher price. I also offer low cost small group sessions for $20 per person (usually 3-5 people). Music performance starts at a basic level of $100 per hour of performance per band member plus above considerations.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Music events: I'd love to know what you have in mind - what kind of event, what vibe you want to create, if you have specific song requests, what your budget is... and I can recommend how we can fit into your plan. Teaching: share with me your learning goals and what days you are available for lessons, and how many weeks of lessons you are able to commit to. I highly recommend making a commitment goal that matches your learning goals, for best results.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied classical indian voice, classical guitar, flamenco guitar, I've studied Colombian and Ecuadorian music forms, Brazilian mandolin, I've studied theory and songwriting from Berkeley School of music.