Teaching, composing, performing with Suz!
Suzannah Doyle is a composer, performer, and on-the-spot songwriter whose work appears in productions world-wide. She plays with and in groups of all sizes, from classrooms to concert halls, from singers and instrumentalists to improv groups, and she is the chief comedy wrangler of Ringtone Theatre.
She played by invitation at the White House in Washington, D.C., and appears live and on 23 albums with a diverse array of performers in the Pacific Northwest, including her most recent group “The Wallop Sisters” (formerly “the Ukes of Hazard”), with whom she co-hosts the monthly Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret community Singalongs.
Suz’s music can be heard in network television, PBS, commercials and videos, in Piano Dreams: the Movie, in Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic (with playwrite Kristina Harris), and on the CD “Ringtone Theatre: Volume 1” featuring short musical comedy sketches for cellphones and comic relief. Her songs are available online at many nifty digital marketplaces. Her newest musical, Scar, with book by Brian Watkins and orchestrations by Richard Emmet, is in the final stages of completion and should be out in the world soon (with Covid’s permission, of course!).
COMING UP IN CORVALLIS, OREGON:
A LITTLE TUNE IN HONOR OF SOYLENT GREEN
The movie, Soylent Green, was set in the year 2022. I wrote this song in 2008, and did a rough home recording with my cousin, John Jarvis, who provides a Cagney-esque voiceover in it. Enjoy!
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO ABOUT HAVING A COVID CHRISTMAS!
HERE IS THE VIDEO TRAILER FOR SUZ’s NEW MUSICAL:
HERE ARE 3 NEW UKULELE HOW-TO VIDEOS BY SUZ:
HOW TO PREVENT LEFT HAND FATIGUE:
BASIC STRUMS FOR BEGINNERS:
HOW TO EASILY CHANGE CHORDS:
Check out all of Suz’s Music How-to videos on her Music How-to Video Page.
CHEER UP YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCING TIME with this VIDEO BY SUZ & FRIENDS!
HERE’S a song BY Bob Morgan, Tony Hayden, & Suz Doyle, written over 50 years’ time (see story below):
Let’s Talk Love
by Robert W. Morgan, Tony Hayden, & Suzannah Doyle
© 2012, 2020 Suzannah Doyle Music, LLC
A SONG WRITTEN ACROSS TIME
(NOTE: Bob Morgan was a popular disc jockey in Los Angeles, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He passed away in the late 1990s from lung cancer)
It was in the Winter of 1959 when Tony Hayden met Bob Morgan, a fellow student at the US Army Information School at Ft. Slocum, NY. Morgan was a student in the radio broadcasting school and Hayden was a student in the troop and public information school. They would often meet in the recreation room where Morgan would entertain the relaxing troops, casually playing jazz and standard tunes on the piano . . .
Learn piano right away with Suz’s free user-friendly how-to videos at YouTube. Learn how to think in chords and use practical performing musician theory to understand how songs work and dive into playing right away. Click the graphic below to see the entire list of videos.
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Coming Up soon:
• Ukulele Night – Performances & singalong •
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO OUR CITY TAKING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA VIRUS.
6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 20, 2020
Bodhi Bakery (formerly the Beanery)
500 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, Oregon
• The Wallop Sisters (Suz Doyle, Jeanne Holmes, Niels Nielsen)
• Inclusive (Ukulele Ensemble led by Anne Loewen)
• Singalong with members of the Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret
Join us first Fridays of each month, 7-9pm for a ukulele singalong for all ages and skill levels at the Corvallis South Co-op meeting room. (No meetings July and November). More details here.
For a complete list of recordings by Suz and friends, visit the recordings page.