- Acoustic Breezes - Rahel
- Shalom! When it comes to hats I have lots of them. In fact, it used to be said about me that I have a "hat face". The truth is that I really do wear a lot of hats; Therapeutic Music Practitioner, American-Israeli folksinger, singer-songwriter, teacher, mother, friend, therapeutic musician, healing artist, cantorial soloist, Jew... hmmmm.... they call me "the spiritual one"... daughter, step-daughter, fanatic (of all sorts), straight-shooter... In a nutshell.... I'm a person.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, November 30, 2014
You are invited to visit another NEW WEBSITE: Listen Like Learn. I am a certified instructor and teacher trainer in the Cass-Beggs music programs for babies and young children. There are many programs that profess to teach music from as early as babies, but none of them compare to Barbara's tried and true methods. Barbara studied with the music education pioneers including Dalcroze, Kodaly, and Orff and successfully integrated their practices into hers. Barbara's contribution to teaching music to young children was that she was able to develop a method to reach as young as babies - including newborns! I was blessed to have had Barbara as a mentor. I worked with her personally for three years to learn her method, establish a branch of the association in Israel, and then later I became certified to train others in her method. Please go to the TWO websites to learn more about the importance of including music in your children's lives! LISTEN LIKE LEARN and YOUR CHILD NEEDS MUSIC.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Another Farmer's Market. Note the flags! A heartwarming story. While singing my song/psalm "Al Naharot Bavel/Babylon/Psalm 137" I was approached by an elderly man. He stood very close to me while I sang and listened intently. He was wearing a T-shirt with a photo that was clearly him in earlier days... An American soldier. We talked a bit. He thanked me for singing in Hebrew because it reminded him of his Jewish wife who died 30 years ago....but with whom he had 25 very good years. I sang him another Psalm... "Bterem Harim/Before Mountains/Psalm 90". Then he told me a funny joke ....the punchline was "Ma nishtana..." - why is this (K)night.... Which he said in perfect Hebrew. We laughed together. I gave him my CD "Time Passes By" which includes the two Hebrew Psalms that I sang to him, and he put a few dollars in my tip basket. I'm still thinking about Richard, this wonderful elderly and partly blind ex-Marine (WW2) who warmed my heart at the market... The only one who really paid attention that day. My music is available at: http://www.rahelmusic.com.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Music is a wonderful thing. I, for one, cannot live without it in my life. It is music that enables me to live a joyous life and music that allows me to bring joy into the lives of others. I am blessed to be a versatile musician; I compose, perform, teach, and create therapeutic settings with my music. Please take the time to view this video of a SING ALONG SENIORS interactive concert at a senior residence in Nashua, NH. This concert was particularly fun and I want to extend my gratitude to the gentleman who filmed it. I share it with permission granted. Please enjoy all or just some of the fun musical moments.