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Sally and friends in concert

Photos from one of Sally's Chamber Music concerts, Featuring pianist Sally Ramsden of Kent, clarinetist Erling Iverson of Burien, and soprano Nancy Gregory of Maple Valley. middle photo is lin chen singing soprano.



2019 News and Performances

Sally plays ragtime, broadway, classical and Strauss at the Magic Flavors restaurant in Kent, WA.

Piano recital. Sally's students will perform.
DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2019
PLACE: Kent Christian Center, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm (arrive 1:45pm)

 

2018 News

Piano recital. Sally will play a selection from the Nutcracker Suite, and students of Sally and Chris Chapin will perform.
DATE: Sunday, December 9, 2018
PLACE: Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Violin recital featuring guest artist Anita Knight, accompanied by Sally Ramsden.
DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2018
PLACE: Location Grace Fellowship, Kent, WA
TIME: 6:30pm

Piano recital for students of Sally Ramsden and Chris Chapin. Featuring performances by Sally, Chris, and guest violinist Anita Knight.
DATE: Sunday, June 3, 2018
PLACE: Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:30pm

Violin recital.
DATE: Sunday, April 29, 2018
PLACE: Wesley Homes - Lea Hill, Auburn, WA
TIME: 4:00pm

It's a Bach in the Subways event! Sally will play 3 Little Preludes. Some of her students will perform too.
DATE: Thursday, March 22, 2018
PLACE: Back in Puget Sound, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Moines, WA
TIME: 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Sally will accompany a student violin recital.
DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2018
PLACE: Joyful Sounds Violin Studio, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

 

2017 News

Joint piano recital with Chris Chapin; solo and chamber music. Possible accompaniment by violin teacher Anita Knight.
DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2018
PLACE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Joint piano recital with Chris Chapin; solo and chamber music. Possible accompaniment by violin teacher Anita Knight.
DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2017
PLACE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Violin concert with Christmas music.
DATE: Saturday, December 2, 2017
PLACE: Festival of the Nativities, Latter Day Saints Church, Maple Valley, WA
TIME: 5:00pm

Violin recital. Sally will accompany 3 violin students; violin teacher is Ruth Ballance.
DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2017
PLACE: Wesley Homes on Lea Hill, Auburn, WA
TIME: 4:00pm

Sally will perform two violin Suzuki accompanied by her teacher, Anita Knight.
DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2017
PLACE: Wesley Homes on Lea Hill, Auburn, WA
TIME: 7:00pm

Smooth Tones concert. Free pre-registration is recommended.
DATE: Friday, July 28, 2017
PLACE: Kent Senior Center, Room 6, Kent, WA
TIME: 1:00 pm

Piano recital with colleague Chris Chapin and guest artist Anita Knight.
DATE: Sunday, June 11, 2017
PLACE: Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:30 pm

Piano accompaniment for a senior violin soloist.
DATE: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
PLACE: Kentwood High School, Covington, WA
TIME: 7:00 pm

Sally will accompany a student of Ruth Marie Ballance in Tchaikovsky's 2nd movement of Concerto.
DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017
PLACE: Auburn Library, Auburn, WA
TIME: 6:00 pm

Bach in the Subways marathon! Sally will play four short pieces, and three of Sally's students will perform.
DATE: Sunday, March 19, 2017
PLACE: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Moines, WA
TIME: 4:00 pm

 

2016 News

Smooth Tones A Capella Choir performance.
DATE: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent
TIME: 2:30 pm

Smooth Tones A Capella Choir Christmas Concert performance.
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2016
PLACE: Kent Senior Center
TIME: 1:00 pm

Student Winter Recital.
DATE: Sunday, December 11, 2016
PLACE: Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church
TIME: 2:30 pm

A performance by the Smooth Tones A Capella Choir.
DATE: Friday, December 9, 2016
PLACE: Evergreen Assisted Living, Renton Highlands
TIME: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

A performance by the Smooth Tones A Capella Choir.
DATE: Friday, November 4, 2016
PLACE: Kent Senior Center's Christmas Craft Fair
TIME: 12:15 pm

A concert with the Smooth Tones Choir.
DATE: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
PLACE: North Auburn Rehabilitation & Health Center, Auburn, WA
TIME: 3:00 pm

Sally will accompany Chris Chapin on a French saxophone piece.
DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2016
PLACE: Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church, 25213 116th Ave SE, Kent WA
TIME: 2:30 pm

Smooth Tones choir.
DATE: Friday, June 10, 2016
PLACE: Dining Hall, Evergreen Place,  Renton WA
TIME: 11:45 am

Violin recital for the students of Ruth Marie Ballance. Sally is accompanying a student on Beethoven's first violin/piano Sonata (first movement).
DATE: Sunday, May 22, 2016
PLACE: Wesley Homes, Lea Hill
TIME: --

Special event: Bach in Puget Sound
Performances of JS Bach music were played in celebration of his birthday on Sunday, March 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Sally played JS Bach Two-Part Inventions at this special concert!

Music by Sally.
DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent, WA
TIME: 3:00 pm

A performance by the Smooth Tones.
DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2016
PLACE: Weatherly Inn - Kent Community, Kent, WA
TIME
: 2:00 pm

Violin recital by Ruth Marie Ballance. Sally will accompany a Brahms piece and a Fritz Kreisler violin piece.
DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2016
PLACE: Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn, WA
TIME: 7:00 pm

 

2015 News

Annual winter piano recital in Sally's studio, in collaboration with Chris Chapin. Sally will play Christmas Sonatina by Carl Reinecke.
DATE: Saturday, December 19, 2015
PLACE: Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00 pm

Smooth tones give a Christmas music concert.
DATE: Friday, December 18, 2015
PLACE: Room 6, Kent Senior Center
TIME: 1:00 pm

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
PLACE: Talbot Rehab Center, Renton, WA
TIME: 2:30 pm

Sally will play various styles for residents.
DATE: Friday, December 11, 2015
PLACE: Talbot Rehab Center, Renton, WA
TIME: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent, WA
TIME: 1:30 pm

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
PLACE: Dining Hall, Evergreen Place,  Renton WA
TIME: 11:45 am

Smooth Tones perform at the 6th Annual Christmas Kraft Fair.
DATE: Friday, November 6, 2015
PLACE: Kent Senior Center
TIME: 12:00 noon

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Friday, July 31, 2015
PLACE: Kent Senior Center
TIME: 1:00 pm

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2015
PLACE: Weatherly Inn - Kent Community, Kent, WA
TIME
: 2:00 pm

Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Friday, July 10, 2015
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent, WA
TIME: 3:00 pm

A student recital with Sally's students along with two students of Chris Chapin.
DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2015
PLACE: Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00 pm

It's a Bach marathon! Sally plays two pieces with Lin Chen, Lyric Soprano, and a sonata with Chris Chapin, saxaphonist.
DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015
PLACE: First Baptist Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Musicianship exam and sightreading judging.
DATE: Saturday, May 2, 2015
PLACE: Nativity Lutheran Church
TIME: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

A state-level solo/ensemble contest for sax and woodwinds.
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
PLACE: Ellensburg, WA
TIME: -

A solo/ensemble contest: Violin and piano; arrangement of Bach Musette by Constance Seely-Brown.
DATE: Saturday, February 7, 2015
PLACE: Auburn Mt. Baker Middle School
TIME: 10:40 am

A solo/ensemble contest: Baritone sax and piano; sonatina by Alexander Tansman.
DATE: Saturday, January 31, 2015
PLACE: Auburn Riverside High
TIME: -


Sally also works for local school districts. The Renton School District hired Sally as accompanist/musical preparatory person for Pirates of Penzance. Tahoma High School in Covington requested Sally's expertise in sight reading during their musical auditions, and in the Auburn School District, she played in the pit for the musical Grease.

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Sally also sings soprano in the Smooth Tones septet. And on a regular basis, you can catch Sally playing piano at the Kent Senior Center on Thursdays during lunch in the Café!


Sally with her students in a December recital

Sally with her students in a December recital.

2014 News

The Smooth Tones choir will perform.
DATE: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
PLACE: Evergreen, Renton, WA
TIME: 11:45am

The Smooth Tones choir will perform.
DATE: Friday, December 5, 2014
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent
TIME: 3:30pm

Students will perform at a recital; Sally will play a Rachmaninoff prelude and accompany Chris Chapin.
DATE: Saturday, November 22, 2014
PLACE: Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

The Smooth Tones choir will provide background music for the Christmas Bazaar.
DATE: Friday, November 7, 2014
PLACE: Holiday Craft Market, Kent Senior Center
TIME: 12:00 noon

The choir will perform various styles; Sally will sing and conduct.
DATE: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
PLACE: Stafford Suites, Kent, WA
TIME: 3:00pm

Sally will play various styles on the piano.
DATE: Friday, July 21, 2014
PLACE: Talbot Rehab Center, Renton, WA
TIME: 10:00am

A Smooth Tones performance.
DATE: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
PLACE: Evergreen Place, 1414 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA
TIME: 11:15am

Sally will conduct the Smooth Tones and sing.
DATE: Saturday, June 28, 2014
PLACE: Wesley Homes, 32049 109th Place, Auburn, WA
TIME: 5:00pm

Sally will perform at a student recital.
DATE: Sunday, May 4, 2014
PLACE: Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Sally will perform at a wedding.
DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014
PLACE: Valley View Christian Church, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Sally will be the piano accompanist for the Missoula Childrens Theatre Production of "Treasure Island."
DATE: Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014
PLACE: Centerstage Theatre (see directions)
TIME: 7:00pm

Parisienne Party, featuring French piano music. Sally will play pieces from Ravel, Debussy, and Faure.
DATE: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
PLACE: Burien, WA
TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Sally will play various music for Assisted Living residents.
DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2014
PLACE: Weatherly Inn - Kent Community, Kent, WA
TIME: 2:00pm

Teachers Recital, featuring Sally Ramsden and other teachers from South King County Music Teachers Association. This event is a scholarship fundraiser. Sally will perform the Schubert A Major Sonata, and accompany Lin Chen on Songs by Strauss, Schubert, and Beethoven. She will also accompany Saxaphonist Chris Chapin on Henri Eccles Sax/Piano Sonata.
DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2014
PLACE: First Baptist Church of Kent
TIME: 3:00pm

2013 News

Piano performance by Sally. Sally provided piano music for residents and played Gershwin, Gospel, Spanish, and Scott Joplin. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Talbot Rehab Center, Renton, WA

Philippines Benefit Concert: Chris Chapin and Sally will put on a benefit to raise money for the Philippines. Chris will do a Sax/piano Sonata by Henri Eccles, and Sally will play some Mozart and Schubert. Sunday, December 29, 2013, Highline Christian Church, Burien, WA

Piano performance by Sally. Sally will play various styles of piano music, Saturday, January 4, 2014, The Weatherly Inn, Kent, WA

On November 1, 2013, The Smooth Tones Choral Group performed at the Christmas Craft Fair in Kent Senior Center.

On August 24, 2013, Sally played piano at The Weatherly Inn in Kent.

On August 16, 2013, the Smooth Tones Choral Group performed at Kent Senior Center.

On August 2, 2013, Sally sang with the Smooth Tones Choral Group in an outdoor concert at Talbot Center. Sally sang and conducted.

On July 23, 2013, Sally sang with the Smooth Tones Choral Group at the Kent Senior Center "Happenings" event — an open house sponsored by Shag (a housing group for seniors) and Stafford Suites. Sally also accompanied Lin Chen, Lyric Soprano in the Main Hall.

On May 4, 2013, Sally performed in a recital with her own students as well as with a student of Chris Chapin at Prosser's Piano and Organ. She played three George Gershwin Preludes for piano and a duet with Chris.

On April 4, 2013, at the Kent Senior Center, Sally participated in a concert featuring songs by Duparc, Faure, Gershwin and Marricone! Sally accompanied Lin Chen, Lyric Soprano.

On February 23, 2013, at the Ida Culver House of Ravenna, Sally performed with Chris Chapin and other artists. Sally played Waltzes op. 64, nos 1, no 2; Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, first and second movements; and the Sax Sonata by Handel together with Chris.

On February 8, 2013, at the Music Teacher's Concert at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Kent, Sally played two Chopin Waltzes, and accompanied Chris Chapin on a flute sonata transcribed for saxophone.

2012 News

On December 11, 2012, the Evergreen Women's Chorale performed at Wesley Gardens in Des Moines, WA, and on December 14, they performed for a banquet at the Kent Senior Center.

On December 2, 2012, Sally performed at St. Lukes Community Choir Christmas Festival in Federal Way, WA.

On December 1, 2012, Sally's students played in a December recital, and Sally played Village Dance by John Knowles Paine and Lullaby op. 10 by William Mason, at Prosser's Piano and Organ.

On October 6, 2012, Sally played background music at the Gibson Scholarship Benefit Dinner for graduating seniors who want to major or minor in music in college. The event took place at Nativity Lutheran Church.

On May 19, 2012, Sally's students participated in a recital at the First Baptist Church of Kent.

On May 12, 2012, Sally accompanied a violin student in a solo/ensemble contest at the Chinook Middle School. They performed the first movement of Beethoven's Spring Sonata.

2011 News

On December 15, 2011, Sally accompanied the choir of the Mill Creek Middle School of Kent as they performed eight pieces; she also performed during a school assembly later that week.

On December 4, 2011, Sally was an accompanist for a 36th Annual Community Choir Christmas Concert at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Washington. Four choirs sang Christmas carols together and ended with the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah.

On November 19, 2011, the piano students of Sally Ramsden and Chris Chapin held a studio recital at Prosser Piano & Organ. Sally and Chris played the first movement of Jean Rivier's Concertino together, and Sally performed Mozart's Piano Sonata K. 280 in F Major.

On June 17 & 18, 2011, Sally performed in the production of The Pirates of Penzance at the IKEA Performing Arts Center.

On June 11, 2011, Sally Ramsden and Chris Chapin held a joint studio recital at Prosser Piano & Organ. Sally and Chris each had students in the recital, and performed together a piece by Corelli. Sally also played the first movement of a Sonata by Haydn in D Major.

On March 12, 2011, Sally accompanied 14 band students for their annual solo/ensemble contest at Dimmitt Middle School in the city of Seatac.

On February 4, 2011, Sally performed at the annual South King County Music Teachers Association "Teachers only" concert (no students are performing). Sally performed The Man I Love and Love Walked In by George and Ira Gershwin, as well as Chopin Ballade in G minor. Sally's accompanist, William Nyaho, is a concert pianist from Africa. Sally also premiered a piece by Steve Nehrenberg, and accompanied Chris Chapin on a piano/sax piece.

2010 News

On December 4, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Kent, Sally had her students performing for the South King County Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association.

On November 20, 2010, Sally accompanied Chris Chapin, woodwind teacher, in a joint student recital at Prosser Piano & Organ in Tukwila, Washington, in their Recital Hall.

On June 5, 2010, Sally accompanied Chris Chapin's woodwind students at Prosser Piano & Organ in Tukwila as they gave recitals. Chris, a fellow music teacher, gives lessons in woodwind and piano.

On March 28, 2010, Sally judged the Beatrice Herrmann Young Artist Recital Competition at University of Puget Sound in the Schneebeck Concert Hall, selecting 1st and 2nd prize winners in three divisions: Junior Division (7th to 9th grade), Senior Division (10th to 12th grade), and Young Artist Division (post high school through age 24).

On April 3, 2010, Sally gave a piano recital for her students at Prosser Piano & Organ, 13400 Interurban Avenue South, in Tukwila, Washington.

On January 30, 2010, Sally played the piano portion of Prokofiev's 5th Symphony at the First Free Methodist Church, together with the Thalia Symphony. The church is at 3200 3rd Ave W in Seattle.

On February 5, 2010, there was a South King County Music Teachers Association "Teachers only" concert (no students performed) at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Kent. Sally performed three Chopin Mazurkas, and accompanied Soprano Nancy Gregory on some Brahms Lieder.

2009 News

On November 14, 2009, Sally gave a recital with Chris Chapin at Prosser Piano & Organ in Tukwila. Romantic Russian pieces by Liadov, Glinka, and Borodin were performed. Chris, a fellow music teacher, gives lessons in woodwind and piano. Both Sally's and Chris's students performed together.

On June 12, 2009, Sally accompanied the woodwind students of Chris Chapin at Prosser Piano & Organ.

On February 6, 2009, Sally played solo (Brahms, Op. 118, No. 1 and 2, Intermezzi) and also accompanied Nancy Gregory, soprano, on two Schubert songs. The event was the Second Annual Music Teachers Recital for the local Chapter of Washington State Music Teachers Association. The location was the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Kent.

On January 11, 2009 at Prosser Piano & Organ, Sally was the accompanist at a woodwinds concert of saxaphone, flute, and clarinet.

 

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