Then, earlier this week, as I was trying not to pine for the ACCS conference I was not able to attend (a veritable treasure for teachers of my ilk), my Facebook feed tells me that a music teaching compatriot and kind of a mentor has published a book, Bach to the Future: Fostering Music Literacy Today. Fast forward 2 days for free shipping through Everyone's Favorite Online Store, and in my hand I held this, well, handbook, a simple but powerful starting point for training up the next generation musically. Its 63 pages said comfortingly, you probably won't utterly fail at finishing me. To which I tearfully whispered, thank you.
This book is for believers who have a leadership role over children--parents, teachers, school administrators, and the church. It makes the case and points the way for a return to music literacy as a part of our everyday lives, much as was the case in Bach's day, for the sake of seeing a generation capable of producing glorious music for God and for His people. In a time when music literacy is uncommon in the Church as much as anywhere, this is a needed message.
Even though I have been a music teacher for two years professionally and for numerous years in ministry, I found many helpful hooks on which to hang goals for the year to come. I'm thankful to be able to recommend this well-written and timely handbook to everyone who falls into the categories above. Click on the picture and snag yourself a copy!