Jarrod Richey, you've made me one happy blogger. I began this blaby project fully intending to populate it with thousands of insightful book reviews, but, alas, my current reads are ever so Long and my life is ever so Schizophrenic that I cannot seem to finish books, and therefore cannot seem insightfully to review them here or anywhere.
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!
Megan Larson, disciple of Christ, wife, mom, teacher, reader, writer, musician, cook, organizer, philosopher. Struggling cleaner.
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