I composed my first songbook at age three (it was called The Buffalo Bill Songbook —don’t ask me why—and my sister, Naomi Rosenblatt, illustrated it. Little has changed: my book of musical games for children, Games That Sing, was published by Heritage Music Press/Lorenz in 2011 and my sister illustrated that one too.

In 2014 my sister and I founded Heliotot, the children’s imprint of Heliotrope Books. Our first series of books, How Do You Do Music ™, won a Family Choice Award in 2015. How Do You Do Music ™ acquaints young readers with elements of music theory, conveyed through stories.

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Our second series of books is designed for very young children with short attention spans and is called Restless Rooms.

  • Between 2004 and 2014 I wrote a “teaching memoir” about designing preschool music curriculum from scratch at Head Start programs in the Bronx. The memoir, On Another Note, was published in 2016.

  • Over the years I have also written articles about music education, and other subjects for print and online publications. In 2005 I was nominated for Parenting Publications of America (PPA) Award for Excellence for my article in Big Apple Parent. (Scan for a PDF)

  • In 2012 I was the Winter Web Feature for Education Canada, as I discussed overly politically-correct educational standards.