Artist Statement

 

Guitarist, Vocalist, Pianist, Performer, Songwriter, Composer,

Recording Artist, Cantorial Soloist , Certified Clinical Musician 

 

Languages

 

Hebrew

 

English

 


Awards:

 

2003 Shem Tov Award for dedication & commitment to strengthening the New Hampshire Jewish community

 

1996 & 1997 Two-time Second Place Winner English Songwriting Competition Israel Association of Canadians & Americans

 

 

 

Juried Artist:

 

NH Council on the Arts: Healthcare Artist / Traditional Folklore

 

New England Foundation for the Arts  (N.E.F.A)

 

New England State Touring Artist (N.E.S.T)

 

In the Presence of Positive Women (IPPW)

 

New Hampshire Jewish Artist Connection

 

 

 

Recordings: 

 

2016 Mother Goose on the Loose: Goslings

 

2015 New Liturgy by Rahel

 

2015 Song of the Lark

 

2010 A Betenu Shabbat

 

2009 Israel is Real @ WSMN 1590AM

 

2009 Hinay Ma Tov

 

2009 Escucha y Disfruta con Mama Gansa (Spanish/ English)

 

2009 Alice, Where Are You Going

 

2008 Rootes

 

2008 Listen Like Learn with Mother Goose on the Loose (Hebrew/English)

 

2006 Listen Like Learn with Mother Goose on the Loose  (121 Songs & Rhymes in English)

 

2005 Listen Like Learn with Mother Goose on the Loose  (Resource for Teachers)

 

2004 Tikkun: Songs of the Heart, Prayers of the Soul

 

2004 Growing in the Granite State

 

2002 Shabbat at Betenu

 

2000 Your Child Needs Music (Hebrew)

 

2000 Time Passes By

 

1993 Kit & Caboodle

 

1986 Soundwaves

 

1984 Tofa’ah; The Sound of Joyous Song

 

 

 

Performance Groups:

 

1976 to Current: Rahel Music: Acoustic Breezes, Song of the Lark

1981 to Current: Tofa'ah - Israel's original all-woman band

 

2012 - Current: Mugalive!

2009: Musicology: Classic 30’s swing & jazz, Celtic & more with Warren Rasmussen

 

2005-2008: Rootes: Original Progressive Folk Rock with Jason “Skulls” Paul

 

2005: Rahel with Aaron Tyne: Tikkun

 

2003-2004: Bnei Shalom & L’Chaim! Jewish music: Israeli, Klezmer, Hebrew & English

 

2001: Duo Zann: with Julie Corey, drum enthusiast. Contemporary/ Singer-Songwriter

 

1976-1998: Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival: Performer & Children’s Stage Coordinator

 

1994: Kit & Caboodle: with Betsy Rosenberg

 

1993: Songfolks/Songcircus: with Betsy Rosenberg, Betsy Diamant-Cohen & Eli Rockowitz

 

1976-1998: Jerusalem Folk: Country and bluegrass

 

1985: Bob Dylan Revue: Director: Toby

 

1985-1986: Soundwaves: with Laiya

 

1981: Oovabloe: with Victor Azus & Terry Segal. Original & popular music

 

1980: Diamonds in the Rough: Folk, country and bluegrass

 

1977-1981: Ruby & Silver Duo: with fiddler Ruby Harris

 

1978: Ali Baba: Actor: Jerusalem Drama Workshop. Director: Joseph Bee

 

1977-1979: Train Theater - Planchettes: Musician: Director: Alina Ashbel

 

1977: Train Theater - The Adventures of Sir Moses Montefiore: Musician; Director: Michael Schuster

 

1977: Here's Your Lunch, Sir! Jerusalem Drama Workshop Actor/Musician: Improvisational Theater. Director: Mark Rittenberg

 

1976: Pomponi Circus: Musician: Director: Tzvika

 

1976: The Gypsies: Musician: Arab/Israeli Peace Theater Troupe. Director: Khusro

 

Additional Instruments:

Banjo, dulcimer, ukulele, recorders

Venues: (short list)

 

USA: 

 

Roxy Theater, Atlanta, GA

 

New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)

 

Lowell Culture Fest

 

Keene Music Festival

 

Mariposa Museum of Folk Art

 

Rivier University

Pratt Library Systems

 

NH Pumpkin Festivals Keene & Milford

 

Farmer’s Markets NH & MA

 

NH Summer Music Series

 

Film Festivals

 

City Arts Nashua, Art Walk, Winter Stroll

 

National Havurah Committee

 

CAJE

 

sTart on the Street

 

Community Hospice House

 

Radio & TV Features/Interviews

 

 

 

Israel:

 

Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival 

 

Ein Hod Artists Village/Janco-Dada Museum

 

First Station Jerusalem

 

Kol Israel Radio & TV

 

Binyanay Ha'Uma

 

Gerar Behar Theater

 

Israel Museum

 

Pargod Theater

 

Tzavta Theater

 

Train Theater

 

Israel Folk Clubs 

 

Israel Center 

 

Gan HaPa'amon

 

Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

 

Hebrew University

 

AACI

 

 

 

Certification: 

2017 Certified Clinical Musician Program (CCM), in guitar earned with Harps for Healing, accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians

2016 Philosophical Inquiry with Dr. Jen Glaser

2015 Medicinal Drumming with JaneE King

2014 Hospice Education Refresher at Souhegan Home Health & Hospice 

 

2012 Heartsaver CPR / AED: American Heart Association. Certification  

 

2005 Hospice Education at Souhegan Home Health & Hospice 

 

2005 Driving: CDL-B, air brakes, passenger

 

2005 Music for Healing & Transition Program (MHTP)

 

2000 New Hampshire Dept. of Ed.; Certification: Music K-12 

 

1995 Listen Like Learn Association; Music for Babies & Young Children: Teacher Trainer

 

1994:The Israeli Center for Early Development: English for Young Children Director: Helen Doron

 

1986 Listen Like Learn Association; Music for Babies & Young Children: Instructor

 

1982 Empire State College (S.U.N.Y.); B.Sc. in the Arts: Musical & Theater Arts for Children 

 

1972 Lexington High, MA; Diploma, Certification Early Childhood Ed. Paraprofessional  

 

 

 

Courses & Professional Development: 

 

2013 Alzheimer's, Dementia & Memory Loss; Alzheimer's Association

 

2012 Heartsaver CPR / AED: American Heart Association

 

2008: The Healing Arts Initiative: Director: Patricia Pedreira

 

2006: Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network

 

2005: Hospice Education Program; Souhegan Home Health & Hospice, NH Director: Tanya Prather

 

2004: Music for Healing & Transition Program  NH Director: Peggy Fedor

 

2001: Orff Schulwerk Level 1

 

2001: The Kinesiology Connection, Lexington, MA Brain Gym I Director: Bonnie Hershey

 

2000: New Hampshire Dept. of Ed.; Music K-12

 

1999: New England School of Acupuncture: Qigong: Level I Teacher: Peter Wayne

 

1998: Rivier College Early Childhood Center: Movement and Dance with Young Children Teacher: Anne Lief Barlin

 

1997: The Voice of Light, Tel Aviv, Israel Vocal Energy Director: Astar Shamir

 

1997: The Israeli Society of Psycho-Cybernetics: Reiki I Teacher: Dr. Haim Oron

 

1995: Listen Like Learn Association (Canada/Israel) – Certified Teacher Trainer: Directors: Mary Ann Dunn & Maureen Wood

 

1994:The Israeli Center for Early Development: Certification: English for Young Children Director: Helen Doron;

 

1992-1995: Tof Miriam: United Women Artists in Israel: Co-founder: Produced Three Annual festivals supporting women in the Arts

 

1989-1991: Listen Like Learn Association: President of the Israel Branch in cooperation with Barbara Cass-Beggs z"l; Certified Instructor

 

1989-1990: Ann's House: Founder & Director; Pre-school for ages 1.5-2.5 yrs., Enrichment Programs for all ages

 

1986: Listen Like Learn Association (Canada/Israel) Certification/Instructor; Music for Babies and Young Children (birth – 7 yrs) - Director: Barbara Cass Beggs z”l

 

1986: Levinsky Teachers College, Tel Aviv Israel: Eurhythmics

 

1982: Empire State College (S.U.N.Y.); B.Sc. in the Arts: Musical & Theater Arts for Children

 

1976: Festival of Fools, Amsterdam, Netherlands Clowning and Theater Arts

 

1975: New England School for Pediatts, Boston, MA: Diploma Director: Peggy M. Murphy

 

1972: Lexington High School, MA; Diploma, Certification Early Childhood Ed.