Artist Statement


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

Recording Artist, Cantorial Soloist , Certified Clinical Musician 










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






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)




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




sTart on the Street


Community Hospice House


Radio & TV Features/Interviews






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







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.