Remembering that special teacher.
By Gregory Jacobs-Roseman (Composer-Lyricist)
I was going to write a very different post today. Something about Halloween, or the election. But after my experience last night at an alumni event for the school I attended from Kindergarten through 12th grade, I really can’t think of anything else I want to share or talk about than this. Is it unseemly to want to share one of my own songs while talking about the woman who changed my life? Perhaps. But the fact is that Helen Vermeychuk, my high school English teacher, was the woman who introduced me to playwriting, and with that, she made me who I am today. She passed away in 2008, and – fuck, you guys, I’m tearing up while typing these words – I wrote this song in her memory for a show of my music at the Laurie Beechman theater. I can’t have attended last night’s event and not post this video. They say you all have that “one” teacher. Well, she was the “one” for me. I miss her dearly. Enjoy.
GREGORY JACOBS-ROSEMAN is a composer/lyricist and theatrical sound designer currently developing Save The Date: A New Musical Comedy. www.gregjr.com
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