When Shoshana was seven years old, a door-to-door salesman for a local music studio knocked on her front door. Her parents signed her up for music lessons, starting her first on the accordion then adding piano lessons soon after. Classically trained, Shoshana discovered ragtime while in high school when the movie “The Sting” came out and was instantly hooked. She started her professional career at the age of 17 playing honky-tonk/ragtime piano at Shakey’s Pizza Parlors and the following year was hired by Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California as a ragtime pianist in their brand new Roaring 20’s section.
Throughout the years, Shoshana has played different genres of music at different venues. She has played ragtime at The Old Town Mall in Torrance California, accompanied the melodramas at The Bird Cage Theatre in Knott’s Berry Farm, served as piano accompanist for many musical productions and played contemporary piano solo at The Galleria at South Bay in Redondo Beach, California.
When Shoshana discovered Chabad nigunim, songs of Jewish Eastern European origin, she started arranging and playing these beautiful melodies. The positive responses of listeners, moved by her soulful renditions of the nigunim, encouraged her to record and produce her debut album of piano solos, Soul Whispers. Soul Whispers can be heard on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Enlightened Piano Radio, Pandora and other internet radio stations. Jewish Education Media has used tracks from Soul Whispers in several of their documentaries.
Dancing on the Wind is Shoshana’s second piano solo album and her first as a composer. Inspired by the solo piano community, she starting composing after a twenty-four year hiatus. The music she writes is inspired by life experiences, people and emotions. Shoshana’s playing has been described as “graceful and flowing” and “refined and elegant”. Her music stirs the heart and touches the soul.
Shoshana is passionate about sharing her music with others and she strives to practice, perform and compose as often as she can. She resides with her human and avian family in Brooklyn, New York.