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Tret Fure’s career spans 4 decades. She began her professional work at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest, moving to Berkeley where, after performing weekly on the campus of UC Berkeley where she attended college, she discovered that music really was her life. At 19, she moved to LA to pursue a songwriting and musical career. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band.

While recording her second album, Tret became interested in sound engineering, learning the trade and becoming one of the first women engineers in LA. Over the course of her career she has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

In the early 80s, Tret left the mainstream music industry. Armed with a fierce desire to retain full artistic control, she began exploring the independent side of the industry and soon discovered the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She has been a major player in that field ever since, recording with and producing some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall”. She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s releasing 3 CDs together through during those years. Now after 4 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world winning the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories. 2004 also brought her recognition with the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music.

Profile Summary:
guitar instructor Madison, WI
Songwriting tutoring Madison, WI
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Work Experience:
Mousetrap, with Spenser Davis (United Artists, 1970)
Tret Fure (MCA - UNI, 1973)
Terminal Hold (Second Wave, 1984)
Edges of the Heart (Second Wave, 1986)
Time Turns the Moon (Second Wave, 1990)
Postcards from Paradise, w/ Cris Williamson (Olivia, 1993)
Between the Covers, w/ Cris Williamson (Wolfmoon 1997)
Radio Quiet w/ Cris Williamson (Wolfmoon 1999)
Back Home (Tomboy girl, 2001)
My Shoes (Tomboy girl, 2003)
Anytime Anywhere (Tomboy girl, 2005)
True Compass (Tomboy girl, 2007)
Organizations / Affilations:
American Federation of Musicians - Local 1000 & Local 166
Tret Fure is located in Madison, WI and has the following skills: guitar instructor, Songwriting tutoring
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guitar instructor

Category: Music
Tret has been playing guitar for 45 years and would love to share some of her knowledge of the instrument with you. You will learn basics from holding a guitar, tuning a guitar, playing notes, chords and songs, strumming and picking techniques. Can teach folk and rock, both beginner and intermediate levels. Classes are held privately. Must have your own instrument. 1/2 hour, 3/4 hour or hourly classes taught once a week.
Classes taught in Madison and Monroe.
Relevant Education / Credentials
45 years experience as a professional guitarist. Teaching experience for 30 years
Years Experience: 30

Songwriting tutoring

Category: Music
Tret has taught songwriting for over 20 years and can help you hone your craft. She will either help you improve the songs you have already written or teach you writing techniques that will help you marry your words and music. Classes are taught privately on an hourly basis.
Classes taught in Madison and Monroe.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Professional songwriter for 40 years. Songwriting teacher for 20 years. Numerous songwriting awards
Years Experience: 20