Author/ School Programs
I have another book I wrote called "Uncertain Roads: Searching for the Gypsies" (MacMillian Books). In this book I interviewed Rom kids from 8 - 18 years living in Central and Eastern Europe. This book has photographs of all of the kids I interviewed. After reading the short history section and interviews I perform Rom (Gypsy) folk music and tell the students how and why music is such an important part of Rom culture. This program is good for 3rd - 12 grade. I can also augment the program and speak about how you do photo-journalism. This would be for 5th grade and up. This is a 45 minute program.
Lastly I wrote a book called "Quilted Landscapes: Voices of Immigrant Youth in America Today" (Simon and Schuster). This book contains interviews from immigrant ( 7 -18 yrs.) from across the United States. This books has photographs I took of all of the kids I interviewed. After reading and taking questions and comments I then play folk music from some of the various countries where these children were born. This is a 45 minute program.
Currently I am artist-in-residence at San Diego State University in the Jewish Studies Program. I have had much experience reading and playing music for kids literally around the world. I have taught in elementary, middle and high schools in NYC.
My fee for each program is $500.00 plus transportation (train, air, car) and if I have to stay overnight a hotel and meals per diem.
I look forward to hearing from you.