I am very grateful to the people who encouraged and assisted
me in creating “Finding the Melody”: Alisa Abrams, Ila Griffith Foster and Reggie Foster, and Steven Whittington and Yette Hansen. Many thanks to: Brett Rogers for trusting me and giving the course a home at the District of Columbia JCC; to numerous friends for supporting the course; to Ila Foster for logo design; and
to Rusty Hassan for his generous friendship and mentoring.
Lastly, special thanks to Jane Shore Feldman for being a constant source of inspiration and support.