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

A Live Performance, Finally!

Dr. Brian Wilson, Head of the Jewish Studies Program at Sonoma State University (SSU) said the following to his students one week after my concert last month. “This was a very difficult but extremely important concert to experience, especially for the younger...

A Tribute to Yakob Basner

A Tribute to Yakob Basner 12/8/1927 – 9/8/2021 My Yiddish Coach, Friend, and Holocaust Survivor Photo courtesy of SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workers Circle It is with sadness that I share the passing of Yakob Basner; an incredible teacher, Yiddishist, Holocaust...

Shanah Tovah

When I was a young girl, if I was upset because I had nothing planned for New Years Eve (December 31), my mother would always say “Why should you care about celebrating New Year’s Eve? It’s not our holiday!”  She would always emphasize the word our to remind me...

A Little Break

Taking a staycation break.  With the pandemic ever present, I plan on remaining close to home and resume my blog in a few weeks. Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay cool! –Harriet

Looking Forward to My Next Concert!

 With the excitement and fulfillment of performing live at my June 6 backyard concert I can’t help but think about the next concert!  My daughter Rachel recently posted a quote on Facebook by the psychologist and author Brené Brown.  It was so good that...