Strings Attached

Strings Attached

One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

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Strings Attachedis the story of a brilliant, but ferocious music teacher who came to be known as Mr K. A Ukrainian immigrant who survived an abusive childhood to become a noted resident and teacher, Mr K used music as a means of escape. The authors, who spent their childhoods in the late 60s and 70s, rehearsing and playing together as young musicians, bring the extraordinary character of Mr K to life - from his days as a forced Nazi labourer; to his home life as a husband to an invalid wife; to his heart-breaking search to find his missing daughter; to the terrifying challenges he hurtled from behind the music stand.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781471125768
Characteristics: text file,rda
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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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