Preparations

Well, had a great workout this morning and a great morning of teaching. My special needs student can just about recite the Torah blessings on his own. I recorded the first two verses of his Torah reading after he read them to me today. I am so proud of him!
After my lunch break and a couple of domestic duties, I continued my music preparation for the High Holidays. More difficult today because of asthma problems this morning and I needed to use my nebulizer. Unfortunately, much of the time the nebulizer causes Vocal Chord dysfunction because it tightens the chords up. With some hot tea, I got through it a little easier. I know the liquid doesn’t touch the chords, but I really believe the warmth must do something, but I didn’t rehearse as long as yesterday. Thank God I do not have lots to do. I know the music, but it is important to review and refresh. Sometimes I add a new melody.
Since I have so much to do, I decided instead of being more uncomfortable, I began to work on lesson plans to teach a music curriculum this year at South Florida Jewish Academy. I want to teach the students about the various families of musical instruments.
I also worked a little bit on my High Holiday sermons.
Lots to do, so if one thing is not working out I can go to another.

About cantorrisa

I am a Cantor, Judaic Studies, and music teacher. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, and help people from young to old love being Jewish. I teach and sing in several synagogues and schools in the area. I officiate all life cycle events and teach students, children and adults, privately for their b'nai mitzvah ceremonies. I also enjoy studying Bible with all faiths either individually or in small groups (chevruta). I conduct Shabbat and High Holiday Services at K'hilat Bayt Shira and Senior Communities in the area. In my spare time, I teach key board and guitar. I am married to a wonderful man, have two children and six grandchildren. My hobbies are writing, playing and listening to music, learning, reading, crocheting and knitting.
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