Welcome to the Music section of the Stacy House website.

As you will see, the site has many diverse sections. Each section covers a different aspect of my life after 'retirement'! This section contains information and samples of my music experiences with both my piano performances and my harmonicas.


Music

For more than 60 years, I had been trying to learn how to play the pianos. When I tried to join the glee club in high school,I had been told that I was tone deaf. In spite of believing that opinion, I still persisted in trying to learn.

When I picked up a harmonica in 1988 for the first time, I discovered that I had the natural ability to play along with other musicians' performances.

I have learned that I have the ability to listen to a song being performed, pick out a harmonica in a matching key, and play along with the other musicians.

To date, I have performed in over 100 venues. Since retiring, I have performed with many local bands.

Harmonica playing has been a wonderful hobby. It has also taught me that, if I was ever tone deaf, I am certainly not now.


Piano

I am currently playing the pianos at the Newport Hospital [Wednesday afternoons 2 to 4] and the Edward King Senior [Practice - Friday afternoons - 1 to 3.

I have over 90 songs in my primary repetoire. I have selected others that will be added.  Click here to see the current list.

I also have other collections of Irish Ballads, Slow Blues, and Christmas songs.


Harmonicas

I am currently playing the my harmonicas at the Channing Memorial Parish Hall with my music group the Young Geezers on [Tuesday evenings 7 to 9]. For the past year, we have volunteered to play a monthly gig at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. We have also played at Newport's Broadway Street Fair [2017 - 2018].

 Click here for more information.