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Shoshannah Sarah
Piano Teacher Little Neck, New York
SHOSHANNAH SARAH BIO Shoshannah is a piano composer, piano teacher / therapist, nutritionist and recording artist whose work has led her from concert halls to multi-media events such as dance, theater, TV, radio and film. Her mission is to bring spiritual unity, peace, and compassion to the world through music. A recognized child prodigy, Shoshannah began composing and improvising on the piano at age six. By the time she was nine, Shoshannah was winning piano competitions and solo performing continually, including several performances at Carnegie Hall, Camay Hall, and Steinway Hall. Shoshannah went on to win major piano competitions for seven consecutive years, and seemed destined to become a serious concert pianist. Unknown to her teacher, however, Shoshannah had never stopped composing and improvising her own music. Her irrepressible creativity and diverse musical interests would soon inspire her to follow a unique musical path. That path would lead Shoshannah to the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with Leonid Hambro, Mel Powell, Morton Sobotnik, and other highly acclaimed composers and pianists such as Aaron Copeland, Steve Reich, Earle Brown, and Bill Douglas. At the university, Shoshannah immersed herself in classical, world, and avant garde music, and further developed her improvisational technique. While still a student, she pioneered Cal Art's Creative Improvisation Piano Program, and was given charge of the Secondary Piano department. Today, Shoshannah has a revolutionary Music Therapy and Piano Teaching approach that she presently offers in Jerusalem and New York. After college, Shoshannah began touring extensively throughout Israel, Switzerland, and the United States, exploring her love of different musical traditions. Performing on piano, synthesizer, and percussion, she appeared and played with a wide range of masterful musicians, including Reb Shlomo Carlebach, Giora Feidman, Glen Velez, Laraaji, David Darling, Salieu Suso, Suru Ekeh, Sayyd, Ladji Camara, and Baba Olitunji. Settling in New York City, Shoshannah continued to compose, perform, teach piano, and produce commissioned works for dance, theater and film. She appeared in concert at such well-known venues as Lincoln Center,the United Nations, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Hall, and the Jerusalem Theatre. Shoshannah created her first piano solo release, "Sanctuary," a deeply evocative and healing solo piano work that explores the full range of human emotion with sweeping power and delicacy. Shoshannah's piano is both powerful and sublime, passionate and reflective. "Sanctuary" blends New Age, Classical, and Middle Eastern rhythms into such themes as hope, forgiveness, and compassion. These compositions are focused, highly visual, melodic and healing. A couple of years later, Shoshannah moved to Jerusalem and experienced a profound spiritual opening that transformed both her life and music. From that point on, G-d became the singular inspiration and focus of her creativity. She became the vessel through which Divine love flowed through as music. Effortlessly, Shoshannah's music began to change. It became simple and pure, flowing with a grace and gentleness filled with light. Her second piano album, "Gifts From Heaven," fills the listener with a mystical sweetness that opens the heart to receive Heaven's loving gifts for each one of us. The solo piano CD was inspired by the composer's experience in the Holy Land and its healing ancient melodies. Year after year, "Gifts from Heaven" is considered by fans as Jerusalem's most popular spiritual healing CD. "Tzaddik's Deli" located within Jerusalem's Old City Walls, continuously plays Shoshannah's music as thousands of tourists daily approach the famous steps that lead down to the Holy Western Wall / Kotel. Shoshannah's third piano release, "Soul Journey," is recorded live "in the moment" from a spontaneous outpouring of the soul. Nine inspired piano expressions reveal a rich spectrum of musical styles and moods, illuminating the spirit. Each piano improvisation expresses a unique story of the human soul journey. Bill Binkelman of New Age Reporter gave Soul Journey a 2006 honorable mention. Grammy nominated improvisational cellist, David Darling joins Shoshannah at the piano for her up-coming Soul Journey II. "Deepheart Awakening," a 2008 piano solo release and fifth to date, is described as Spiritual Cinematic Solo Piano. Each piano composition portrays an ancient sacred or historical experience, and brings it fully to life. "Deepheart" conveys spiritual messages from the ancient past with themes of hope, liberation, transformation, and redemption. Shoshannah's technically dazzling original piano ranges from uplifting and passionate dance rhythms to delicate and sublime melodies that soothe the soul" - Kay Gardner. "Deepheart Awakening" musical themes include Manna from Heaven, the Sea that Split, Clouds of Glory, and Hope. Shoshannah's next piano release, "Rivers Of Light," has been described as "rhapsodic, joyous and flowing, like an unending river of life force." Its gentle, uplifting momentum invites the listener to become a partner in creation, revealing the Divine Presence in our every action and relationship. Shoshannah's enchanting piano compositions personify the flowing of water through eternal light, bringing ultimate healing, peace and harmony to a world that was once broken. Today, Shoshannah shares her time between Jerusalem and New York. She has successfully produced four original piano recordings, and three new titles are planned within the coming year. Her diverse musical style combines a sacred tapestry of New Age, World, Classical, and a dash of Jazz that is deeply healing, heartful and uplifting. Shoshannah's piano compositions were chosen for the top 50 "Whisperings Piano Artists" of 2007. Shoshannah teaches piano lessons to children and adults, using an original approach that is creative, therapeutic and spiritual. She originated "Piano Therapy" and is currently writing a book on her therapeutic music learning approach called "Creative ImproviZation". Her piano lessons and piano therapy promote self-acceptance, inner confidence and creative process through soul connection. You may read her unique teaching and therapeutic approach at www.aish.com/family/heart/Spiritual_Piano_Lessons.asp www.thehealingpiano.com www.thehealingpiano.org www.shoshannah.yolasite.com

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Phone:  2128027228Email:  thehealingpiano@yahoo.com
Website:  http://www.thehealingpiano.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoshannah-The-Healing-Piano/294220437366188?ref=hl
Twitter:  thehealingpianoMember Since:   2014-08-13

Queens, Long Island, Jerusalem


Video:   "MANNA" by Shoshannah
Date:   2014-08-13 10:25:16
Description:   Manna by Shoshannah is a piano improvisation from her album "Deepheart Awakening". It was originally on Shoshannah's very first recording entitled "Compassion" from her Sanctuary Cassette Tape.

Video:   Test of Faith by Shoshannah
Date:   2014-08-13 10:22:48
Description:   Piano Composition "Test of Faith" by Shoshannah Full Version from Shoshannah's 14 minute composition "Hope" From her album Deepheart Awakening Zi Platano Video Photo Montage

Video:   Coming Home by Shoshannah
Date:   2014-08-13 10:19:53
Description:   Coming Home by Shoshannah from Shoshannah's album "Gifts from Heaven" Second round Coming Home with David Darling Grammy Winner of best album 2010 from Shoshannah's up-coming album "Eternal Love"


Name:  Shoshannah Sarah's Testimonials
Title:  Shoshannah's Student and Fan Testimonials
Testimonial:  Shoshannah, Here it is. I truly mean every word and wish I could write it as strongly as I feel it. Love, Jana I took piano lessons with Shoshannah for eight years. She was my first teacher. During that time I learned how to play the piano with great technique, versatility and feeling. I also learned a great deal of repetoire from Bach to Chopin to Gershwin to Billy Joel. However, most importantly, I learned how to be a true musician who thought deeply about all aspects of music. Not only did I grow immensely as a musician during these eight years, but what I learned in lessons with Shoshannah transferred into every area of my life. I gained an awareness and a confidence that was far beyond my age. I grew musically and I grew as a person. I learned how to look at life and music with only positive, optimistic thoughts... thoughts filled with love and hope. Shoshannah is one of the few teachers who truly understands and can teach what it is to be a musician and all of the emotions, thoughts and pressures that come with it. It is not enough to just play the piano brilliantly... one has to understand music as a whole and one has to know themselves. I was blessed to have that kind of education from a piano teacher and that experience has directly brought me to where I am today. I work as a professional musician in NYC. I often play in Broadway pits, conduct orchestras, conduct shows, do recordings, accompany opera singers, jazz singers and have occasionally played with rock bands. I studied music at Yale University. I have played at Avery Fisher Hall and worked with amazing composers and performers around the world. Currently I am Music Directing and Conducting a musical at Juilliard to celebrate their Centennial. I truly believe that so much of what I do has been possible because of my lessons with Shoshannah. I have the musical versatility and confidence to approach any kind of musical project. I often tell my colleagues that the reason I am so versatile in many different musical genres is because I had a great teacher who stressed the importance of complete musicianship. For example, I have a very strong sense of rhythm. This is because Shoshannah taught me African drumming patterns in addition to rhythm on the piano. Also, I can improv almost any type of music on the spot. This is because Shoshannah and I would incorporate theory and improv into almost every lesson. I don't know anyone else who was fortunate enough to have this type of experience so early on. It is very rare to find a teacher who can teach classical technique AND recognize the importance of being a well-rounded musician and a well rounded person. I am extremely grateful and thankful for my lessons with Shoshannah. It is a very rare day that goes by when I don't think or refer back to something I learned during my lessons . I love the times when I can share with others all of the wonderful gifts I was given by Shoshannah that I carry with me and that are still blossoming in me with every new experience. Jana Zielonka Debra Maho wrote: "In Gratitude to Shoshannah Sarah" It has been a great pleasure to be the music student of Shoshannah Sarah. As a highly unique, multi-talented individual, she is charting an innovational path in music education. Not only does she bring to her lessons her extensive background in music theory, rhythm, improvisation, composition, arrangement and pedagogy, but she utilizes and beautifully incorporates her knowledge of human psychology and spirituality to fully transform a musician's music-making experience. As a music educator and performer, she is able to convey and emphasize not only the technical aspects of music but its significant spiritual aspects as well. As an avid improviser, Shoshannah emphasized the importance of developing my improvisational skills, an area which she believed would open up every possible door that existed to my piano playing. She taught me the importance of having a balance of music and silence in my improvisations, of being with every note in the present moment, of keeping a simplicity to my ideas and of recognizing the very subtle changes in my improvisations as profound. Underlying all of our lessons together was Shoshannah's unique teaching methodology. From the outset, she insightfully analyzed my strengths and weaknesses as a pianist and knew exactly how best to teach me. Her method was not only successful but also incredibly enjoyable and meaningful for me. In addition to learning about the art of practicing, rhythm, improvising, composing and arranging, she helped me develop a very strong confidence in my innate creative abilities, an accomplishment that distinguishes only the very great of music educators. From Shoshannah I realized that a piece of music must be approached by asking and noticing what happens energetically. I discovered that music is very much about energy and that humility is the key. I learned that I am not the one that is controlling my improvisations and that it is not about my own ego or about being right. Rather, it is about what is coming through me from Hashem (G-d). When a musician performs from the perspective of being an unfilled vessel (kli), waiting and ready for Hashem / GD to fill them up from above, their whole energy changes dramatically and although this change is subtle, this subtlety is everything. Moreover, I recognized that with the energy of Hashem/Gd coming through my improvisations, my creative source is limitless. Similarly, I learned that being a great musician is a fine balance between being creative and being more exacting while one is already in a creative flow. If a musician gets stuck with trying to be perfect, they lose their creativity and they are more focused on being right than on being great. Shoshannah enabled me to realize that being truly great comes from my feelings and spirituality. In conclusion, Shoshannah taught me perhaps one of the most profound and significant aspects of music-making - what it means to be a truly creative person. A truly creative person is one who builds their trust in their own exploration process. With Shoshannah's guidance, I developed greater and greater confidence in my own intuition and creative process and found that with that attitude, there were no barriers to my continued musical development. I realized that ultimately, great music is predominantly the result of each musician's personal creative exploration. Shoshannah Sarah is a very special soul, a tremendous blessing to Jerusalem, and I am privileged to be among those who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. May Shoshannah continue to succeed in all of her endeavors with strength and joy and share her beautiful light with those around her. Devorah Maho, Yerushalayim Piano Lessons with Shoshannah Sarah Bella Savran Psychologist from Jerusalem Shoshannah is a blend of several qualities which make studying piano with her a wonderful experience. First of all, she plays beautifully, which in itself is inspiring to students at any level. Her playing has such a moving, spiritual quality that two of her CD's were chosen as the background music for a film that was recently made by a Jewish charity organization (Ziv Tzedakah Fund). Shoshannah has a deep knowledge of many different kinds of music and of many different aspects of music, and teaches them in a clear and interesting way. She is warm, supportive, encouraging and patient, at the same time she is always guiding the student to strive for a better quality of playing. She has the ability to be both clearly focused on what needs to be learned at any given stage, and flexible enough to go where the student wants to go. She keeps the lessons stimulating and fun by constantly finding creative ways to teach the various things that need to be learned. In short, I enjoy my piano lessons with Shoshannah enormously and am learning a lot from her. Shoshannah is a very creative piano teacher who infuses her lessons with spirituality. From her intimate studio, filled with a peaceful ambience, she gently guides her students through their lessons, offering constructive suggestions and inspiring them to extend their creativity to places they never knew existed. Shoshannah is open to her student's compositions and ideas and believes in the process as much as the final product. From the title of the composition to the chord arrangement, she cares about each aspect of her student's work. Shoshannah is truly that rare find the teacher as muse Shoshannah is a very creative piano teacher who infuses her lessons with spirituality. From her intimate studio, filled with a peaceful ambience, she gently guides her students through their lessons, offering constructive suggestions and inspiring them to extend their creativity to places they never knew existed. Shoshannah is open to her student's compostitions and ideas and believes in the process as much as the final product. From the title of the compostition to the chord arrangement, she cares about each aspect of her student's work. Shoshannah is truly that rare find the teacher as muse. Adam Goldman, 16 years old. Music is a big part of my life Sometimes it gives me my only purpose. Music will be in my soul forever." Russel Pasquale, 16 years old. I want to be a piano teacher, concert pianist, and play with a symphony orchestra. When I play piano, I picture images in my mind. Music calms me down when I am upset, cheers me up when I am sad, and is there to celebrate with when I am happy. The piano is the best thing that ever happened to me! Jennifer Fitzgerald,10 years old i love to play the piano i love to sing the songs it looks so pretty when the piano shines at me the piano is one of my best friends when I go to sleep i sing my songs in my head and everybody sings with me Bonni Abramowitz, 6 years old. What a feeling! All the words All the woe Washing off In the song A special place Where I could exult And find hope Where I could pray And I could soar feelings strong Did carry me aloft I needed some wings And found them Once again In the song Jack Linder, adult When I began piano, I wasn't very good at it. As I worked on it, it became easier and easier to play. I've been in three recitals already, and it doesn't feel that scary to me anymore. I even entered a competition and won the preliminaries. I dream of playing in Carnegie Hall, and the audience can't stop clapping for at least half an hour!! Jana Zielonka, 8 years old. i like the sound of music and i like practicing i like the sounds the piano makes - sweet music i like when shoshannah teaches me all kinds of different songs songs are high and low and fast and slow some music makes me surprised some music makes me happy i am very proud tto play the piano and be in the recital Bonnie Abromowitz, 5 years old. Music is the highest form of communication possible. Music is the connection between a person's body, emotions and spirit. If I didn't play the piano, I would be disconnected from my feelings. Free Improvisation is the real test - it tells what's truly inside of you. People may lie with their words, but music tells the honest truth. That is why I love to play the piano so much - everything comes from the heart! Michele Kaplan, 15 years old. I love expressing my feelings on the piano. The piano is like a partner to me - someone I can trust and share my feelings with. I love to create - improvising and composing about life at my instrument through my heart. Music makes me feel alive spiritually - I want to tell everybody about it!! Jennifer Pellitteri, 9 years old. Music is important to me because it makes me feel better about myself. When I listen to music, it helps me to forget about the things that make me feel bad inside. When I play the piano, I can use my mind, body and emotions at the same time. One of my dreams is to perform in famous concert halls throughout the world. Yoosun Chung, 16 years old. This year I'm really learning how to play my music with feeling. By playing pieces by Debussy, I'm learning how to be with every note at each moment. I want to be a piano teacher and set up recitals. I could videotape myself, and see how I can improve. Afterwards, I would do a concert and rent the videotapes to the public! Jana Zielonka, 9 years old. Look outside that window from within you and you'll find something meaningful that words alone are unable to express that which is music Renee Simon, adult The piano feels like a good friend to me because it's always there to keep me company. Music is special to me because it allows me to express myself creatively. I play the piano, violin, recorder, harp ,dance, make art and stories. It takes alot of practicing and energy to be a good pianist and I feel that I practice very well. Dorothy Hwang, 9 years old Playing the piano feels like doing my homework at the desk. The desk is like the piano,and when I write, it feels like I'm playing the piano. I like to play the piano, however I don't always like to do my homework. Yosuke Kikuchi, 6 years old. i like when people clap for me i like the sound of the high notes like when a rainbow comes out i like the sound of the middle notes like raindrops falling on my head i like the sound of the low notes like a giant coming near me i feel proud that i play music. Michele Braverman, 6 years old. I want to become a scientist to learn about dinosaur bones and other animals living in the past and the present. You can get very scientific about music - if you look inside the piano alot, you may know how to tune it and how the hammers and keys move together. My favorite composers are Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak. Michael Zielonka, 6 years old. Sometimes I like playing the piano because sometimes I'm good at it. In school, I play piano for my class, and they like it. Ernie Choi, 5 years old When you play music, you can make up beautiful melodies. You have to move your body in special ways to make the sounds sound good. I used to be very scared that I wouldn't get my songs right, but now I'm finding that I can do it if I practice and believe in me Allyson Jaffe, 6 years old. Music is getting much easier for me. I'm able to move my arms and body better than last year. Moving my body helps me get more into the music. Playing my own creations feels best to me because I did it all myself. My family loves my piano playing and this makes me feel happy. Allyson Jaffe, 7 years old. To make beautiful music, I have to be completely there at the piano. So I have to be really good friends with the piano as if we are one person united. Takako Yabe, 12 years old. Singing and trailing my fingers along a glowing keyboard is one of the few euphoric diversions that makes me forget that I'm six feet tall. Jordana Landres, 14 years old. A best friend may turn on you, but the piano will always be there. It's there when you need it - if you have a problem and something is bothering you, you can play your feelings. When you're through you can feel much better. Don't forget the piano, or it will forget you. Christina Butta, 12 years old. I believe that I can be a great pianist because I can feel music in my bones. When I play the piano, suddenly I get so involved that I've forgotten all else around me, except myself in the music. I have ambition, talent, confidence and a good teacher. Jennifer Fitzgerald, 9 years old. My dream is to be a doctor and a pianist. To become a good piano player, it takes lots and lots and lots of practice, believing in yourself and a good teacher who teaches you HOW to practice. People who don't practice, fail and give up. People who do practice, succeed, have great pleasure, and maybe get a chance to play in Carnegie Hall. My teacher Shoshannah believes in me. Danielle Axelrad, 9 years old. I love the piano because how I play a song shows how I feel inside. Whether I feel happy, angry or sad, I can express the way I feel through my playing. I want to be a pediatrician and possibly dance and sing on Broadway. Lisa Lo Presti, 8 years old. I would like to play my own compositions in all different concert halls around the world. I think it will take a lot of work and conficence to be able to be well known. My own compositions come from my own heart and mind. Noone can take this away from you, but you can share it with everyone else. Florence Segura, 12 years old. When I play a song,it helps me think things out and makes me feel better if I'm hurt. When I grow up, I hope to be a school teacher while my kids are in school. When they're old enough to take care of themselves, I want to be a nurse to help others feel better. Michele Petrocelli, 7 years old. I used to be nervous to play in front of people, but now I'm not nervous anymore because I play alot for my family. The thing I like about playing in front of other people is knowing I have something special to share with them. Playing for others makes me feel important. Karen Walker, 12 years old. MY PIANO KNOWS Did you ever try to express yourself and not get the message through? This is why music is so important to me to express feelings with no need for words Did you ever try to look for understanding and it isn't there? My piano knows me inside and out So when I'm feeling the blues it doesn't shout When I think I have nothing Music gives me something I learn - I fail - then I succeed. Michelle Kaplan, 14 years old. __________________________________________________________________________________ MUSIC FANS: thehealingpiano@yahoo.com, 212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228212 802 7228 Shoshannah's music truly has the power to heal - a generous donation of her CD's was gratefully received by terror victims of Israel, and her music is a source of inspiration and hope to them, as it can be for everyone." Reviewer: Mickey Weinberg Director of OneFamilyFund.com "Heavenly music touching the deepest and holiest places." Reviewer: Reb Shlomo Carlebach Z"L Prolific song writer,Label recording artist, Spiritual Teacher "HEALING AND SOOTHING EXPERIENCE: This CD has helped me move my myself on more than 5 occasions from a place of depression to a place of feeling bonded with the Holy One Above. Additionally, my daughter sometimes requests, relaxes and falls asleep to the comforting sounds of this music." Reviewer : Daniel Levi, Fan "One of the most talented and uniquely imaginative pianists and composers that I ever had the pleasure to work with." Reviewer : David Darling,Cellist for ECM,Narada,Hearts of Space Labels "Mesmerizing our television audiences with her golden sound, Shoshannah's mind-traveling music is very tender, very spiritual and very healing... a royal treat for the heart." Reviewer : Joe Franklin, Nationally Syndicated T.V. and Radio Talk Show Host, Channel 9 "Like voices from our past, Shoshannah's music resonates memory, dreams and heart." Reviewer : Steve Gorn, "World Music" Label Recording Artist "Shoshannah's music puts me in a place of clear simple light-being. It connects me with the gentler forces of nature as if the pianist was caressing water itself. This is heart-centered music with a playful spirit. I highly recommend it and I hope many will hear." Reviewer : Laraaji, "Ambient Music" Label Record Artist "A top notch pianist with music of exceptional divine beauty, Shoshannah is graced with an ability to express her emotions and prayers through the keys straight to the heart of the listener. Gifts from Heaven - music therapy for body and soul." Reviewer : Third Age Records, Jerusalem, Israel "After I finished listening to your music I had tears rolling down my face, not because I was sad, but becasue it made me feel so many different emotions. These emotions that I felt were one's that most people only dream about in this lifetime... your music has touched me down to my soul." Reviewer : Appreciative Fan, Queens Tribune "It really is too bad that we are only able to give a 5-star rating, when anyone who has listened to Shoshannah's "Gifts from Heaven" piano solo clearly knows this is a multi-star recording (yes, straight from the 7th Heaven). Thus, for us mere-mortals who have no connection beyond the seventh Heaven; I'll give it a ...7-star rating! I had the special privilege of not only meeting Shoshannah, but actually having a 2-hr piano/music lesson with her. After attempting to play the piano for 45 years, I so-o-o wish I could have comprehended and actualized the sheer beauty of the musical Kabbalah which flows through her and manifests itself through her fingers hovering above those 88 keys. Though I am an avid, and critical, listener of classical music, I highly recommend this recording; yes, even to those still stuck in the 18th Century! Her high-octave technique is truly remarkable and the weave and mixing of patterns and themes could possibly be a modern-day response of meditative emotions as fugue. It is truly amazing music which (as other reviewers have commented) I could [and do] listen to over & over & over again. Reviewer:Asher Wade, World Lecturer,Rabbi,Clinical Psychologist "Prayerful music about the universal oneness of G-d. There is meaning in every note." Reviewer : Chai Lights Magazine, Northridge, California "Shoshannah offers a musical sanctuary of beauty, harmony and love . . . An experience of pure joy and beauty." Reviewers : Sources Magazine and New Age Retailer "Shoshannah's piano style is both technically dazzling and emotionally compelling with wonderfully fluid changes connecting the flowing themes." Reviewer : Lloyd Barde, Backroads Distributors, Corte Madera, Ca. "Beautiful healing music by a masterful player with an obvious gift for letting the music come right on through." Reviewer: Susan Osborn, New Age Soloist for Paul Winter Consort "Very high music bringing forth one's spiritual nature." Reviewer: Tera Kota, African Reggae Star "A gifted tunesmith with a flawless technique.Inspired melodies with a "Tam' ... a taste of yiddishkite that flows in a modern musical setting." Reviewer: Jerry Sperling, Prolific Composer for Giora Fiedman "Shoshannah's evocative and expressive piano compositions range from gentle and pensive to exotic and dancelike. The breadth of her musical imagination and masterful technique is well shown on this album of piano gems..." Reviewer: Kay Gardener, Leading Healing Music Educator/Author,Label Recording Artist "Lofty and Magical!Shoshannah is a wonderful pianist, full of passion and love that comes across as you listen to her wonderful inspirations. Just heavenly..." Reviewer : Riva Schertzman, professional pianist of Riva & Aviva "Shoshannah's music has integrity. Everything has deep feeling as well as a calming effect, two elements that you wouldn't necessarily think can go together until you've heard this music. Most surprisingly, though, the third element present here is real pianism. Shoshannah is a pianist who can play in the virtuoso tradition, and with an incredible palette of tone color, yet never ever at the expense of the integrity that I mentioned earlier. These three kinds of playing--depth, calm and virtuosity--come together in a unique way..." Reviewer : Shlomo Schnall, Professional Israel Jazz pianist, Jerusalem "SHOSHANNAH'S MUSIC IS SIMPLY THERAPY FOR THE SOUL: Gifts from Heaven is truly a heavenly gift. I am so happy I bought this CD! I often listen to it for hours on end. She achieves just the right touch for me - lyrical and relaxing. I can't wait to hear her next collection of gems. Reviewer : Michoel Simpson, Fan "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Shoshannah does it again! Her music has thrilled me since my first listen. Her new Cd Soul Journey rocked me! I felt like i was being rocked in a loved ones arms. It's the kinda music that makes you want more and more and more and... " Reviewer : Shakti, Spiritual Author, U.S.A. "SOUL MUSIC OF THE HIGHEST CALIBUR:They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is of course true, but the same can be said for music. The emotions, visualizations and truths music elicits is also equal to a thousand words. It is soul music of the highest caliber and takes you on a real journey of the soul. I recommend it to one and all. Reviewer : Avraham Arieh Trugman, Spiritual Author, Jerusalem "MUSIC THAT RELEASES YOUR ENERGY BLOCKS: Shoshannah's music is amazing, there is simply no other way to put it. I have never met anyone who did not connect with it. Your inner resources reveal themselves as the artist's gentle strains lead you deeper into your soul, toward tranquility and oneness. Certainly much better than any supplemental tranquilizer!" Reviewer : Sara Gold , Psycho-Spiritual Healing "Transformational and healing-it is the best album I heard ever." Reviewer : Rebbetzin Marilyn Levovitz,Fan "One simply marvels at the sheer beauty of the musical Kabbalah which flows through her and manifests itself through her fingers "hovering" above those 88 keys. Her high-octave technique is truly remarkable and the weave and mixing of patterns and themes could possibly be a modern-day response of meditative emotions as fugue. It is truly amazing music which I and my children (who are also her avid fans) listen to over & over & over again." Reviewer:Asher Wade, World Lecturer,Rabbi,Clinical Psychologist "BEAUTIFUL SOUL MUSIC INSPIRES!:A wonderful album, enjoyed by the whole family. We keep it in our permanent collection to inspire us and instill us with joy. Beautiful!" Reviewer :Jake White, Fan "Absolutely Beautiful, a pleasure to hear! This CD is enjoyed by all who come into my home. Actually, they usually ask me to order them one also. So, I am ordering 2, 4 or more at a time. I can not say enough good words, except it is a must have. Awesome work!!!" Reviewer : Patricia Skewes, Fan "IT SEEPS INTO YOUR SOUL! I first heard "Gifts from Heaven" in the Old city of Jerusalem. It was night and the sounds flowed in between the buildings and I stopped to enjoy it like one stops to smell the aroma of home cooked food. I followed the sound to the store, bought the tape and played it until it wore out. When I played the music loudly in my dorm room, on many occations my friends stopped in and asked about the music. They too were caught by the "aroma". Thank you so much." Reviewer : Suri Cohen, Fan "SOULFUL, PLAYFUL, DEEPLY PENETRATING:When I listen to the music, there is a deep inner calm. As if my body can lean into the vibration. Inspiring and opening, I've already started using it. As a professional television writer, I can put this on and let the music help me get access to my own inner voice. Thank you. Reviewer : Sara Cooper,Fan "When I want to be lifted up above the kitchen, when I want everyone at home to be happily serene and in touch with our feelings, I put on Shoshannah's music." Reviewer : Sarah Shapiro, Spiritual Author, Jerusalem