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Strings Attached

Strings Attached

One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

Book - 2013
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A biography of a Ukranian-born public school music teacher "whose life seemed to conspire against him at every turn and yet who was able to transform his own heartache into triumph for his students"--Dust cover flap.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781401324667
Branch Call Number: 787.2092 K9677L
Characteristics: xvii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kupchynsky, Melanie


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May 30, 2016

I am taking piano lessons late in life and this book along with Greg Dawson's They Played in the Spotlight are very inspirational with life living and giving experiences to grasp and apply to everyday.

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2014

"Looks at the life of a tough-as-nails Ukrainian-immigrant music teacher who transformed his students and daughters not only into better musicians, but all better people" Biography and Memoir February 2014 newsletter

Feb 18, 2014

The best book I've read about a music teacher and music in general. This unkown man, Mr. K, had a transformative role in the lives of many, many successful students and their families. They carry his legacy into board rooms, hospitals, universities, editorial rooms and, of course, schools. The importance of music to these people is explained very well.

Nov 17, 2013

This is a powerhouse of a book: it made me laugh and cry all at once. I can recognize myself in these awestruck former students! This is a must-read for anyone who loves music, teaching or who had one such person in their lives.


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