Summer Library Tour

  This month’s blog is a tribute to Anythink Libraries! I love performing #Hunktabunkta SOLO shows for their portfolio of libraries, and their goal to be a catalyst for innovation. Anythink hopes to influence Community, Culture and Career! According to their website they hope to do this by:   Community: Anythink builds…

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RoundGlass Music Awards

A new discovery for me this year was the “RoundGlass Music Awards”.  I was invited to attend the event by one of my Facebook friends Wouter Kellerman. Wouter is on the board of RoundGlass, travels the globe and is a fantastic composer, producer and flautist based in South Africa. He and Ricky Kej,…

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Welcoming 2018

  With a new year, comes new music. I’m excited to share more insight on my new CD, releasing this March! I wanted to write NEW material for the holidays and not just do reduxes of traditional Christmas carols and songs about Hannukkah, Kwanzaa and Ramadan. I also wanted to…

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The 30th Year Celebration of CMN

What a time was had by all at this year’s 30th annual Children’s Music Network Conference. CMN was founded over copious amounts of coffee (and wine) on the east coast by four well-known songwriter/singers, educators and members of the Peoples’ Music Network- Ruth Pelham, Bob Blue (sadly deceased in 2006) and Sarah Pirtle….

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The Power Of Song

Songs are extremely powerful! CAT scans have shown that all the hemispheres of the brain ignite when songs are played and people truly listen. A song has three key ingredients: rhythm, music and lyrics (words). “Music” is Greek in origin (from “muse”) and once meant ALL of the arts.  Although listening is primarily an…

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