Photo: Irene Young
Photo: Irene Young

Rebecca Harrold releases CD produced by Windham Hill founder, Will Ackerman

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Rebecca spent many years working as a pianist and singer at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH.  She helped to stage and create innovative multimedia programs which served the Playhouse Square Foundation for all of their live music productions, working in co-operation with Belkin Productions and Cleveland Civic Center.

Since moving to the Boston area, she worked extensively with The Company Theater, the Voice Studio of Robert Honeysucker, and recently with Burklyn Ballet of Vermont. She had the privilege of working with Stephen Schwartz as a principal pianist for the IRNE’s (Independent Reviewers of New England) award-winning production of “The Baker’s Wife.”

Rebecca is not only an excellent pianist but is a vocal soloist for Faith in Action, a women’s jazz/gospel a cappella group who has sung for “Dance on the Top Floor”, a locally produced extravaganza featuring area choreographers and members of the Boston Ballet. Faith in Action has also made an appearance on WGBH “Basic Black” featuring a music education workshop under the direction of Bobby McFarrin.

A true collaborative musician her abilities and willingness to play and sing diverse styles has taken her to Europe, Italy and Greece.  As a lead singer, she has worked with four time Boston Music Award winner, Eye To Eye.  As a keyboard player and background singer, she performed with Lois Lane and the Daily Planets. With Y.O.M.A.M.A, an original rock band, she opened for Average White Band and the Guess Who.While performing with the  Y.O.M.A.M.A,  two of her songs were favorites on local radio air waves.

As a composer, two songs performed by Y.O.M.A.M.A were local radio favorites. Additionally, her original music was featured on Malden Community Access TV.

Rebecca has served as Music Director for a number of schools and theaters in the Boston area including: Turtle Lane Playhouse Children’s Theater (Newton, MA) Atrium School Children’s Theater (Watertown, MA), Walpole High School Drama Department (Walpole, MA), Temple Beth Avodah (Newton, MA) and Theater of Light (Salem, MA). 

Rebecca resides in Boston and serves as Lead Pianist for Boston Ballet’s Marblehead, MA studio, and avidly shares her knowledge of improvisation, composition and ballet accompaniment with pianists. She plays live at local restaurants and churches to promote original, inspirational music as well as standard pop/jazz/rock tunes.