- Sagit presented a very fun and engaging program! The children and their parents really enjoyed seeing and hearing instruments from all over the world, and they learned about how music can be both unique to a certain culture and universal (which is a wonderful message). Sagit has a beautiful singing voice and she is just such a lovely, talented person-we would love to have her back again sometime!
Christine LaTerra ( Red Jacket Community Library, Shortsville, NY) 4 days ago
- She was very engaging with the children. She had a wonderful array of instruments and was able to share about them all. I especially loved the way she recorded and layered the sound the kids made!
Ruth Freier (Gorham Free Library) 4 days ago
- Sagit was very interactive with our young audience, children were excited to join in with musical instruments and movement. The audience enjoyed her presentation, creativity and her beautiful songs.
Tanya Taylor (Geneva Public Library, Geneva, NY) 4 days ago
- Sagit brought a wonderful interactive program that was filled with beautiful song, creative music and movement. She was engaging and the audience was held captive by her talent! Sagit's performance was a pure delight!
Linda Miller ( Children's Librarian Bloomfield Public Library, Bloomfield NY) 9 days ago
- It was lovely to have Sagit perform at the Marion Public Library. Her sweet personality and musical talent made for a great presentation, which our young patrons and their families enjoyed. We especially loved the variety of instruments and layers of sounds she created.
Tracy Whitney marionlib.org 12 days ago
- Sagit offers a show that is good for souls of every age! She has a gentle and kind nature while interacting with everyone and her music is a reflection of her spirit. Whether listening to the smooth notes of her sax, the unusual sound of the didgeridoo or hanging on each reverberation of the pan drum, a sense of peace and calm will come over all in earshot. She will explain a bit about the variety of instruments she brings (and there are many) and give a bit of context to the songs she shares from around the globe. This show is absolutely mesmerizing! I highly recommend Sagit to libraries looking for a program that will bring the world of music to their patrons while also offering a serene and memorable moment for all in attendance.
Stacey Wicksall, Director Macedon Public Library, Macedon, NY macedonpubliclibrary.org 15 days ago
- I believe that Sagit Zilberman's "Song and Dance Around the Planet" is quite a "sound" idea for a program and she certainly struck a resounding "chord" with the children of our library. During her show, we heard several unique and exotic sounds but the best of all came at the end when we heard a final one - the sound of many hands clapping!
Mark A. Malcolm, Children's Librarian - Maynard Public Library, Maynard, MA 18 days ago
Dear Sagit: Thank you for the sensational show. Your program reminds everyone to listen to the sounds all around us. The sound of the pattering of rain, the whistling of wind and the most powerful sound of all.....the shushing of a librarian! But no one was shushing at your great program as everyone enjoyed the sounds of all your instruments, your singing and your music from around the world. At the end, we heard one of the best sounds of all.....the sound of many hands clapping! Thank you for coming and striking such a positive "chord" in our library. Sincerely,
Mark A. Malcolm, Children's Librarian, Maynard Public Library, Maynard, MA - on July 10th 2019
Sagit Zilberman visited our library in Pinetop with a fantastic performance of instruments and songs. The people in attendance raved at the wonderful underlying message as well as feeling the peace that flowed through Sait’s performance. The children and the parents were entertained and enjoyed following the leads that Sagit gave them. I would definitely ask Sagit to return to our library and perform in the future. Jennifer Volkert Programs Librarian, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ on 1/22/2019
"Sagit is truly an inspiration! She brought a lovely evening of peace, music, celebration, and dancing to the A.K. Smiley Public Library with her Songs of Peace program. She is a talented musician who is dedicated to spreading her message of peace through music and performance." Adults concert on 1/14/2019
-Jennifer Downey, Principal Librarian, A.K. Smiley Library, Redlands, CA
Sagit visited Black Canyon City Community Library and brought culture and fun to this small rural library 30 minutes north of Phoenix. The variety of instruments and her audience interaction was impressive! Sagit shared instruments and songs from the world over. We definitely recommend her as a performer. on 12/15/2018
Christina Cooper, Library Coordinator, Black Canyon City Public Library, PO Box 87, 34701 S Old Black Canyon Highway , Phone: 623-374-5866 Fax: 623-374-0465
Sagit was an inspiration to the parents and children at the Songs of Peace Program. She is a master storyteller, implementing incredible, unusual instruments to enhance the presentation. With each new sound and rhythm, the children responded with “ahhs” and “ohhs.” Her talent is amazing!
Sally Meyers, Children’s Librarian, Tom Green County Library System, San Angelo, Texas - on 10/25
“Sagit Zilberman is a wonderful musician. She tailored her performance to children, and made it interactive and fun so even the special needs children wanted to participate. She fostered peace and love in our diverse family audience. She is an inspiration!” - Bobbee Pennington Librarian, Youth & Family Literacy Services Coordinator- Adult Literacy Program Clara B. Mounce Public Library Bryan, TX on 10/21/2018.
“This program gives the kids some taste of music, culture and dancing. It helps the kids to learn about the cultures and instruments from countries around the world. This program allows the kids to experience a love for music and the beautiful sound that comes from the instruments and singing.” - Valentine Jaimes, Costumer Service, Henington-Alief Public Library, Houston, TX, on 10/11/2018
“Sagit was amazing! she had the kids dancing and singing along. We learned about the creation of the world and we listened to music from all over the world. This is an excellent program for young children. I highly recommend Sagit for libraries and schools.”
Holly Dicharry, Librarian, Hillendahl Neighborhood Library, Houston Public Library, TX on 10/2/2018
“It’s a very peaceful and soothing experience that is also very engaging for the young children”
Colleen Naderer Children's Librarian at Janet F Harte Public Library in Corpus Christi, TX - on 9/29/2018
"My deepest gratitude for an absolutely stellar performance at our library. Everyone highly praised your artistry and warm rapport with the families. Your interactive show is wonderfully refreshing and cultivates an appreciate and respect for our world's diversity. one of our patrons praised you very, very highly and was so appreciative of the warmth you showed her boys.
In my opinion, It was a wonderful interactive show that engaged both the children and grownups, bringing everybody together in a joyous celebration of global awareness, and if anyone would like to speak with me to receive a reference I'm happy to provide that."
Constance Keremes, Youth Services Librarian, Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne, TX on 9/22/2018
"Feel Good, unexpected, informative, infectious, Sagit encouraged everyone to participate"
-Debra DuBose, Head Librarian and Stacy, librarian. at the Driscoll Public Library, Devine, TX on 9/21/2018
"Wonderful presentation of life and music. Kids loved the different sounds the instruments made and the music they could make using their bodies. The trip around the world with music was very entertaining!"
Sheri Mantei, Children's Librarian at Wilson Public Library, Floresville, TX on 9/20/2018
"Sagit is a very talented musician. She is easy to work with and very professional. Her Songs of Peace program was amazing. The variety of instruments that she includes fascinated those who attended the program. Our audience included families with young children to adult students from the local International Institute. They enjoyed being able to become a part of the program. All spoke highly of the program afterwards. It was one of the best programs we had this summer. We will definitely have Sagit come back. – Karyn Isleb, Head of Youth Services, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH on 8/14
“Sagit did an amazing job interacting with the audience as a whole. We took a trip around the world through sounds and movement. What a fantastic way to explore, learn more, and have fun. Sagit is such a gentle soul who truly loves what she does. We look forward to seeing her again for future performances.”
Emily LaPierre, Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library on Tuesday 7/24
"Sagit connects beautifully with the audience, plays a wide variety of instruments, and spreads her message of harmony and peace"
Charlotte Wood, Wilmington Public Library, MA. on Thursday 7/19
"Sagit’s program is magical, mystical, musical odyssey for grownups and kids. it is introspective while engaging!”
Lindsey Hughes, Milton Mils Public Library, Cape Cod, MA on Wednesday 7/18
"We hosted Sagit at our library this summer. Families throughly enjoyed the range of instruments she brought to share, and her peaceful message was perfect for our young audience. What a unique diverse program! we in Milton would highly recommend Sagit.”
Sara Truog Assistant Director, Milton Public Library on Monday 7/16
Sagit Zilberman’s quiet, calm and serene approach to the children coupled with her radiant smile, captivated the preschoolers as she walked softly among them with the largest rain stick they had ever seen. The most active child was engaged and captivated by the sounds emerging from her instrument. As she introduced her saxophone, percussion instruments, and many other instruments, Sagit maintained the curiosity of the children, as she intentionally provided interactive activities to encourage the full active participation of all of the children. Sagit has a spiritual presence, and uniquely extraordinary talents which she combines into one act sharing her music and engaging the children with song and dance. She reigns at the top of her field. All of children and their enthralled teachers did not want her program to end!
Sherri Herschfeld, Director, Shaare Shamaim preschool, Philadelphia, Pa.
"In a world where kids (and adults) are constantly moving with little time to stop and just be, Sagit's program helped them be present in the moment. She helped them to relax with music and took their minds on a journey to calming places and thoughts. It was truly a great experience. Thank you Sagit!
Laura Walton, Martha's Vineyard, 8-k Children's Chorus Director, Edgartown School, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
"It was a pleasure to work with Sagit. She was very professional. She arrived on time and ready to work with our audience. She is charming and warm and her music was inspiring. The participants in the workshop were delighted with the presentation. They especially enjoyed the opportunity to make music themselves. All in all a highly enjoyable evening."
Dorothy Keller, Branch Director, Faneuil Branch Library, MA
"I would like to thank Sagit for holding a music and meditation workshop at our branch library...
Her variety of musical instruments was beautiful and interesting and I think helped to center participants’ focus. We had a couple of adult patrons and a couple of teen patrons who participated. The workshop seemed adaptable to all who were present. Also, patrons commented afterward that they felt relaxed and/or that they learned something new about the practice of meditation. We would love to have Sagit come back. Patrons who missed the workshop are hoping there will be another one."
Akunna Eneh, Programs and Community Outreach Librarian, Dudley Branch Library, MA
Sagit Zilberman is a talented, creative and spiritual musician. We had the pleasure of enjoying her performance at Adath Israel Religious School last Sunday. In her quite, calm way, Sagit was able to engage all ages K-7 th gr. in her special music instruments demonstration, while singing songs and dancing together. All students and teachers felt inspired by Sagit's unique personality and teaching style.
Naama Yarden, Director, Adas Israel congregation, Washington, DC
Thank you for your amazing and inspiring performance yesterday! You held all the children’s attention from our 4 year olds to our toddlers. They were fascinated by your soft-spoken, lyrical voice and your instruments. A teacher came to me after the short performance and said you were magical! High praise from this twenty-six year teaching veteran! We can’t wait to have you back. Please email me when you will be back in Baltimore, we will set a date.
Jill Eisen, Director, Baltimore Hebrew School, Baltimore, MD.
"Thank you so much for coming to our school.
Our classes loved how sweet and warm you are, and the children are OBSESSED with your cool instruments! Thanks again!"
Abby Koplow, Gan HaYeled Mildred and Jess Fisher Early Childhood Center.