Member of Music Teachers Association of California • National Association of Teachers of Singing

A Long Awaited Concert is Here!

When I decided in mid May to perform both a live and virtual streaming concert in my backyard for the first week of June, to be honest I did not give the cost or details of producing a full-blown concert a second thought. All I knew was that my accordionist Ben Gown...

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

I once read a book called “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.”  I don’t remember too much about the book itself, but I never forgot the title.  With the pandemic ‘almost’ behind us my inner performer needs to start performing live again.  I am tired...

Losing Sleep for a Good Cause

I have this slight problem.  I can never sleep more than five hours.  It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed.  If I go to bed at 11PM, which is usually not my style, at precisely 4:00 AM I wake up.  What am I supposed to do…feed the...

Updates on Yom HaShoah Event

(**See Link Below to View Program**) I am still coming down from my high from my first successful Zoom performance of Tears, Joy, and Hope: Yiddish Songs Written in the Jewish Ghetto. Zoom does have its limitations, but I could not have done this without my new...

Passover and the Pandemic

Truth be told, I never know what I am going to write about until I sit down at the computer and start typing.  So much has happened in the last two weeks. Do I talk about the heinous crimes the Asian American community has been subjected to recently? Do I bring...