What does "The Man with the Violin" really care about?

the importance of music educationAs my loyal followers know, “the man with the violin” in The Man with the Violin (now available) is Joshua Bell. As well as caring about making beautiful music, this virtuoso violinist also cares about doing what he can to ensure that kids have access to music education. In the postscript to the book, he quotes Plato:

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

That’s why some of the proceeds of this book will go to a charity that promotes engagement with music among young people.

My granddaughter, pictured here, is fortunate to attend a school where she has the opportunity to play cello and trombone. Her younger brother plays recorder, guitar, and ukelele. Play on, Charlie and Claire!

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

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