Phantom of the Music Room

Author: Janet Gardner

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457439988

Category: Music

Page: 44

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Who or what is that shadowy figure playing the piano in the school music room after dark? Several students and Deputy Barney set out to solve this musical mystery with surprising results. Phantom of the Music Room features six songs with clever texts set to musical classics by Chopin, Dvorák, Sousa and others. For grades 3 and up. App. 30 minutes.

The Music Room

Author: Namita Devidayal

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 818400236X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4378

When Namita is ten, her mother takes her to Dhondutai, a respected Mumbai music teacher from the great Jaipur Gharana. Dhondutai has dedicated herself to music and her antecedents are rich. She is the only remaining student of the legendary Alladiya Khan, the founder of the gharana and of its most famous singer, the tempestuous songbird, Kesarbai Kerkar. Namita begins to learn singing from Dhondutai, at first reluctantly and then, as the years pass, with growing passion. Dhondutai sees in her a second Kesar, but does Namita have the dedication to give herself up completely to music—or will there always be too many late nights and cigarettes? Beautifully written, full of anecdotes, gossip and legend, The Music Room is perhaps the most intimate book to be written about Indian classical music yet.

The Music Room

Author: William Fiennes

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330521950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8045

‘Fiennes has exceptional gifts, and he has written a small masterpiece, a tribute to the power of place, family and memory’ Sunday Telegraph William Fiennes’ childhood was one of imagination and curiosity, bounded only by the horizon he saw from the roof-tiles of his ancient family home. His older brother Richard, known for his towering presence, his inventiveness, his great passion for Leeds United, and his suffering due to severe epilepsy, was an adored and charismatic figure in his life. Years later, eager to understand his brother’s mind as fully as the ancient trees and secret haunts of his own journey towards adulthood, William Fiennes has written a profoundly moving account of his home, his family’s care, and above all, of Richard. The Music Room is a luminous testament to the miracle of consciousness and to the permanence of love. ‘On putting the book down I felt as if I had been hypnotised. It held me entranced, afraid and awed. All human grief and glory shimmers off the page’ Libby Purves, The Times

The Music Room

Author: Dennis McFarland

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480465046

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 7408

Dennis McFarland’s acclaimed debut novel, hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare pleasure . . . Remarkable from its beginning to its surprising, satisfying end” Musician Marty Lambert’s life is already falling apart when he receives the phone call that changes everything. His brother, Perry, has killed himself in New York, and Marty—with his marriage on the rocks and his record company sliding into insolvency—decides to leave San Francisco to investigate exactly what went wrong. His trip sends him headlong into the life his only brother left behind—his pleasures and disappointments, his friends, his lovely girlfriend, Jane—and finally, to the home they shared growing up in Virginia. Along the way, through memories and dreams, Marty relives their complicated upbringing as the children of talented, volatile musicians and alcoholics. Through the tragedy, Marty finally faces the demons of his past, ones he pretended he had buried long ago, to emerge on the other side of grief, toward solace and a more hopeful future.

The Music Room

Author: Jim Ellis

Publisher: Next Chapter


Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 691

In 1950's Westburn, Scotland, Tim Ronsard only has a few months remaining until he leaves St. Mary's School. Bored and listless, he's anxious to get away. His life changes when a new music teacher is appointed: Isobel Clieshman, a Protestant working in a Catholic school. Soon, Tim's feelings go well beyond a school boy crush, but at 23 years old the teacher is out of his reach. Five years later, they meet randomly and soon, Tim thinks he has never been happier. But amid family issues, war and prejudice, can they find the road to happiness together?

Lessons From the Music Room

Author: Cheryl Baker

Publisher: Made For Success Publishing

ISBN: 161339666X


Page: 198

View: 8256

Finally, a “how to” book for music teachers.

New to Teaching music and Struggling to get your room set up? Frustrated after a year of trial and error? Starting to burn out and need some new ideas to infuse excitement into your programs?

Look no further! Help is on the way!

Did you know that 3 out of 5 teachers quit during their first five years of teaching? Why? They feel disconnected and under-supported. Lessons from the Music Room provides both support AND connection for the new (and veteran) music teacher.

Discover the secrets to teaching music that your professors left out! It’s like you are sitting down with your mentor teacher sharing time saving tips and useful ideas.

An incredibly valuable resource for all music teachers!

In this book you will:

  • Discover practical tips on everything from the first day to the end-of-year performance
  • Find insightful ideas for planning your lessons
  • Read to Inspiring stories to assist in overcoming behavior issues
  • Gain sage advice on working with administration and colleagues
  • Find loads of downloadable forms for nearly every situation
  • Learn to reduce stress and have more fun
  • Unlock the secrets to becoming a super-star teacher!

Even if you’ve been teaching for a while, there are strategies for the experienced teacher that will transform your music program at your school! The students will love you! Your administrator will beam! Your parents will give you rave reviews!

With 28 years of classroom tested experience, these gems of advice and proven strategies, will prepare you to hit the ground running on the first day of school!

Phantom of the Music Room

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739012222

Category: Music

Page: 999

View: 5265

Who or what is that shadowy figure playing the piano in the school music room after dark? Several students and Deputy Barney set out to solve this musical mystery with surprising results. Phantom of the Music Room features six songs with clever texts set to musical classics by Chopin, Dvor?k, Sousa and others. For grades 3 and up. App. 30 minutes.

The Music Room: A Memoir

Author: William Fiennes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6699

A bittersweet description of an ancient family house in an enchanted setting, and of growing up with a damaged brother. William Fiennes spent his childhood in a moated castle, the perfect environment for a child with a brimming imagination. It is a house alive with history, beauty, and mystery, but the young boy growing up in it is equally in awe of his brother Richard. Eleven years older and a magnetic presence, Richard suffers from severe epilepsy. His illness influences the rhythms of the family and the house’s internal life, and his story inspires a journey, interwoven with a loving recollection, toward an understanding of the mind. This is a song of home, of an adored brother and the miracle of consciousness. The chill of dark historical places coexists with the warmth and chatter of the family kitchen; the surrounding landscapes are distinguished by ancient trees, secret haunts, the moat’s depths and temptations. Bursting with tender detail, The Music Room is a sensuous tribute to place, memory, and the permanence of love.


Author: Stuart Favill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491885882

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

View: 8773

Stuart Favill and I share the same birthday and year of birth, I’m not sure if we share the same minute, but we do both share a love of poetry and music and our influences are very similar. It’s probably why I find it so easy to relate to his words, because we come from the same world at the same time. His words are clear and concise, never wandering on aimlessly, like so many people’s lives. We have both also worked in areas with the most vulnerable of society and poems of his, such as ‘Cutting’, really reach the heart with their frank and direct observations. Stuart has a way of communicating without pretence some very powerful feelings and observations on life and can make extremely valid points. Yet he still maintains a sense of humour that manifests itself at many a lingual turn. We are aware of the social and family issues dealt with in poems like ‘The Devil In The Corner’, and Stuart makes clear the dangers of that little box that I am now writing on! In the ‘Rite Of Passage’, he shares with unashamed honesty the feelings he had when his mother passed away, and that is, I think, the root of Stuart’s poetical strength, his honesty, even when it may be uncomfortable. In this collection, there is a poem which everyone should be able to relate to, if not many, a moving and entertaining view of life from Stuart Favill’s eyeline. Tony Stringfellow. Tony Stringfellow is an accomplished artist, sculptor, performer, poet and author. His works include the acclaimed book, ‘The Wizard’s Gown’ a study of the lyrics of Marc Bolan, (T.Rex) and ‘Silent Solitudes’, a collection of thought provoking poetry.

Tales from the Music Therapy Room

Author: Claire Molyneux

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784509337

Category: Psychology

Page: 165

View: 9402

Moving beyond progress reports, clinical assessments and practical goals, this book brings to life the reflective aspects of music therapy. The result of a collaboration between New Zealand music therapists, it invites the reader to share their encounters in the therapy room through a wide variety of writings, including short stories, poetry and personal reflections. The addition of poems by a music therapy client adds a rare and innovative dimension to this book. Grounded in clinical practice, each piece of writing starts from the lived experience in the therapy room and conveys something of the ineffable elements of music therapy. Thoughtful, touching and featuring beautiful illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone looking for a more personal account of music therapy practice, including practitioners, clients and students.