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

My Next Project

My husband said, “Don’t bring up the attack on the Capitol! No one wants to read about that on your blog.”  But when I saw a man wearing a sweatshirt with large bold letters that read “Camp Auschwitz” and remembered how 1.1 million people were put to their...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Looking Back at This Year This blog is more of a ‘Thank you’ to all of you who have taken the time to read my blogs over the past few months.  During the pandemic, without the opportunity to have in-person concerts, being able to write about my journey and this...

New Arrangements!

The title of my program, “Tears, Joy, and Hope” reflects the emotions stirred within me every time I rehearsed these songs for my concert. These Yiddish songs written in the Jewish Ghettos are both profoundly beautiful and haunting. Because I had researched the...

A Yearning to Perform

In my last blog, I wrote about wanting to attend a Jewish sleepaway camp and how my parents told me they could not afford it. Something I failed to mention though, is that my child-like persistence continued and I soon tried another approach.   “Can I go to music...
KlezKanada – My First Sleepaway Camp

KlezKanada – My First Sleepaway Camp

In 2018, if someone asked me if I had plans for the summer, I would respond enthusiastically “I’m going to sleepaway camp!”. Everyone looked both amused and surprised at my genuinely excited  response. In truth, I had every reason to be excited. I had never been...