Subject: Welcome Nicole Berke, voice and piano teacher!

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In this newsletter:
1. A message from Daniel Buchanan
2. Nicole Berke, piano and voice teacher
3. Summer Intensive singing camp
4. Upcoming Song Studio classes
5. News from Students and Teachers
Welcome Nicole Berke, Piano and Voice Teacher!

We are so excited to welcome to newest member of the Resound NW family - Nicole Berke!  

Nicole is joining Resound NW as voice and piano teacher, bringing many years of experience as a teacher, performer, songwriter, and more.  She has released an album of original music and recently spent nearly a year performing in China and Hong Kong.  She has been heard in Portland at Jimmy Mak's and the Doug Fir, in addition to countless other venues.  

We are thrilled to have Nicole joining our staff and we know you will love to getting to work with her.  You can read more about Nicole and hear her music below.

In other news, we are just 2 weeks away now from our Summer Intensive for High School Singers.  There are still a few spots left in this program for high school aged singers with previous performance experience.  Read more online here.  

I hope you are having a wonderful summer filled with singing!


Daniel Buchanan
Founder, Resound NW
About Nicole Berke, 
Piano and Voice Teacher

Nicole Berke is a singer, songwriter and keyboardist living and teaching in Portland, Oregon. Berke’s love of music comes from growing up in the Boston area with musician parents. She began singing before she could talk, started performing by the age of five, wrote her first song by the age of six and discovered an irresistible draw towards the piano at the age of seven. She dove headfirst into all styles of playing, from classical to jazz to ragtime, and by the age of thirteen, her two loves (piano and voice) fused together into what would become a lifelong obsession with writing songs. Throughout her teenage years, Nicole taught music, continued to study piano and took part in weekly blues jams at the Acton Jazz Café in Massachusetts.

In 2006, Nicole recorded and released a six-song demo, Rise, and began performing around the Northeast while attending the University of Massachusetts. She released a second EP of originals, Frondescence in February of 2008 and moved to Portland, Oregon the following year to complete her bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology at Portland State University. She received...[read more]
Summer Intensive Singing Camp
High School Students

July 8-11, 2014

Song Studio Classes

"Song Studio" is a performance class where Resound NW students perform a song they have prepared and received valuable coaching on their performance.  

This class is fun, low-key, and an exciting way to learn about the craft of singing!  

The class is FREE to observe!  Read more -->

Song Studio 

Friday, June 27, 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, July 8, 7:00-9:00pm

at Resound NW, 1836 NW Overton St.  Portland, OR

Instructor: Daniel Buchanan
News from Resound NW Students and Teachers

Student Luciana Maria just released her first single on iTunes.  It's called "Baby Boy."  She also released a music video earlier this spring. Listen to the song now -->

Teacher Lori Lewis just returned from a 3-week tour with the band Therion through Latin America.  Listen to the band -->

Teacher Nicole Berke did a show of original music 2 weeks ago at the Goodfoot. Listen to her music -->

Teacher Maria Olaya will be doing guitar performances in her native Colombia this July.

Student Logan Stugart has been accepted to attend Roanoke University for music performance with a music scholarship this fall.

Students Larissa Banitt and Ariana Davis were accepted to the Youth Choral Academy at the Oregon Bach Festival for their summer program.    

Teacher Daniel Buchanan and guest teacher Erica Melton recently completed performances of "Giasone and the Argonauts" with Opera Theater Oregon.  

Student John Sherwood just celebrated his 50 wedding anniversary with his wife, Mary.  John performed two songs at the 50th anniversary party.  

Resound NW Instructors

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