I saw this graphic on Facebook today: I love this. I wholeheartedly agree with it. And I need to remind myself about it all the time. About a month ago, maybe more, my husband and I were discussing how I never practiced anymore. This is a problem because we both feel that if Hashem gives… Continue reading Should You Make Art?
It has been ages and ages since I last wrote about music (here’s the most recent post). Thanks to Sarah’s comment on the blog’s Facebook page sharing that she liked my posts with musical clips, and hoped I would do more, I’m doing more! This one’s for you, Sarah. I’ve also been greatly enjoying Sarah Zadok’s… Continue reading Music for Fall Days
Tonight I’ll be on stage. Along with two other accomplished musicians, I’ll be performing classical and klezmer pieces. G-d willing, it’s going to be fabulous. But it almost wouldn’t have happened for me. I almost gave up solo performing entirely.
There have been a lot of huge philosophical concepts resting heavily on my mind lately: What it means to have choice, the responsibility to protect others from harm, the obligation to not place a stumbling block before the blind, the meaning of hope, the exhortation not to judge others until you are in their place,… Continue reading Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)
One of the most popular search terms that leads to my blog (besides sheitels, which is, oddly, my most popular search term) is “how to get things done with a baby.” Lately, I’ve been wondering how to get things done with my three non-babies. And by things I mean the “extra” things like playing music.… Continue reading Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?
As you might have noticed, I’m getting excited about the upcoming In Harmony concert in Cleveland (May 26th!). In preparation for the concert, I made a little video. For those of you who have been curious about this music playing I keep mentioning, here it is.
One of these days I intend to have a serious discussion on the ethicality and sense of posting so much about our children’s lives. Today is not that day. Today, I am posting a video that I made from some unique photos that my oldest son took with my phone’s camera. Instead of getting frustrated… Continue reading 101 Faces
Everyone pretty much agrees that music can be extremely potent. I’ve been moved to tears on multiple occasions (and not even because of hormones, haha). People have playlists for working out, playlists for yoga, playlists for a bad mood, a good mood, cleaning, and anything else you could probably think of. Music can move us.… Continue reading The Power of Music: an Experiment in Film
Here’s a musical memory from nearly a decade ago (oh wow). Enjoy! Immediately after I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Music Performance, I found myself in a musically shiftless situation. I no longer had the benefit of ensembles to play with, and I also didn’t have the advantage of knowing people in town to jam… Continue reading Does your Daddy know you’re here?
I was so happy to see the great response to this giveaway (and I know Chanale was also thrilled!). Thanks to everyone who participated and shared it. The winners, picked through a random number generator, are: Chana S., who said “I love listening to music when I’ working…” and Miry, who said “I love music… Continue reading Giveaway Winners of Chanale’s newest album!