Melody Puller

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX. 

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX.

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX.

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX.

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX.

We welcome baritone (and Sandpoint Conservatory Music Director) John Fitzgerald and pianist (and familiar KPBX presence) Melody Puller for conversation and performance. The piece we'll hear, and one especially relevant these summery days, the Songs of Travel of Ralph Vaughan Williams, setting the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Today, we continue to celebrate winners of the most recent SpokaneArts grants as Chris Maccini talks with Garfield Elementary School teacher, Samuel Rasmussen. Verne Windham presents reflections by Spokane Poet Laureate Chris Cook on his Poetry in the Neighborhood project. I’ll talk with Gonzaga University’s Matt McCormick about this Friday’s Student Film Festival, and we’ll have music from out studio, courtesy of pianist Melody Puller.

North Idaho pianist  and music educator Melody Puller rejoins us for an hour with Jim Tevenan around the music of one of the greats of the French Baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau.

This week on Northwest Arts Review, we welcome Karen Mobley, whose paintings are part of a new three-woman show opening soon at Spokane’s Terrain Gallery We’ll also get an update from Art Spirit Gallery owner Blair Williams on repairs to that flood-damaged space. Dan Webster has a review and we’ve got some music from pianist Melody Puller

Parlor Music, that do-it-yourself home entertainment medium, thrived in the years between the end of the American Civil War and the beginning of World War I in Europe. It was the way music was shred and enjoyed in many, many households both in the U. S. and England. Our November Kids' Concert celebrates Parlor Music as pianists Melody Puller and Mary Trotter and tenor Tim Westerhaus take us back to a bygone era of music. KPBX's Jim Tevenan hosts and plays a bit on another instrument popular in these years, the harmonium or pump organ.