The book includes Edel's unfinished autobiography notes which he has written under the title "I was a singing teacher." These notes concern Edel's life and work and some of his educational thought. The book also contains eulogies and descriptions of Edel's life written by his friends and colleagues, and a list of his compositions. This book is the only elaborate source of information concerning Edel's life and work. It was published posthumously by his niece Gila Uriel.
Doctoral dissertation from Columbia University Teachers College. Music education in Jewish schools reveals a situation representative of many private institutions. Jewish schools are usually small, face financial problems, and suffer schedule constraints due to the combination of secular and religious studies. In such schools the program is usually confined to singing and public performance. The author recommends increased time for music programs, and improved facilities and curricula.