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  • Author:
    Barbara Hall
  • ISBN:
    1565124634
  • ISBN13:
    978-1565124639
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  • Publisher:
    Algonquin Books; First Edition edition (February 10, 2009)
  • Pages:
    292 pages
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    United States
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The Music Teacher book. I like the way Barbara Hall writes. She writes very plainly, straight forward. No over embellishment to make it tedious. The characters were all very real

The Music Teacher book. The characters were all very real. I appreciate that she managed to get her message across while still keeping out any graphic sex scenes.

Hall writes with such conviction that her readers could believe every word she wrote. You can see the faces of Pearl, Hallie, and Hallie’s aunt and uncle in her vivid detail.

The MUSIC TEACHER A Novel BARBARA HALL Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill TO MY MOTHER, WHO BOUGHT MY FIRST GUITAR, AND TO BRUCE, WHO TAUGHT ME WHAT IT WAS FOR. Inspiration i. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. To my mother, who bought my first guitar, and to bruce, who taught me what IT was for. Inspiration is divine. For everything else there are teachers. St. Cecelia, Patron Saint of Musicians. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. Acknowledgments. Also by Barbara Hall. 1. I AM THE MEAN music teacher.

Hall discusses her book, The Music Teacher and the idea that not everyone is called to be a professional musician; some are . Barbara Hall created those characters. producer of those series, and she also moonlights as a novelist and musician.

Hall discusses her book, The Music Teacher and the idea that not everyone is called to be a professional musician; some are called to teach. She brings both those passions together in her new book about an unfulfilled music teacher, and it's called "The Music Teacher. Barbara Hall is with us now from the studios of NPR West. Ms. BARBARA HALL (Author, "The Music Teacher"): Thank you. LYDEN: Would you introduce us to the protagonist of the book, your music teacher, Pearl Swain? She has a certain bitter charm.

She gets more than she bargains for, however, when a young girl named Hallie enters her life. For here at last is the real thing: someone with the talent and potential.

The music teacher : a novel. by. Hall, Barbara, 1960-. urn:acs6:ll:pdf:d8b-d413b4b15990 urn:acs6:ll:epub:0f1-02c2931c6960 urn:oclc:record:815281385. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (PZ).

Barbara Hall, award-winning writer and producer of such hit television series as Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia, tells the story of a violinist who has accepted the limitations of her talent and looks for the casual satisfaction of trying to instill her passion for music in others. She gets more than she bargains for, however, when a young girl named Hallie enters her life

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Barbara Hall - Author. Barbara Hall - Author. 25 February 2014 ·. "The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.

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In The Music Teacher, a penetrating and richly entertaining look into the heart and mind of a woman who has failed both as an artist and as a wife, Barbara Hall, award-winning creator and writer of such hit television series as Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia, tells the story of a violinist who has accepted the limitations of her talent and looks for the casual satisfaction of trying to instill her passion for music in others. She gets more than she bargains for, however, when a young girl named Hallie enters her life. For here at last is the real thing: someone with the talent and potential to be truly great. In her drive to shape this young girl into the artist the teacher could never be, she makes one terrible mistake. As a result she is forced to reevaluate her whole life and come to terms with her future. Hall has crafted a thoroughly engrossing novel that examines the pitfalls of failure and holds up a mirror to the face of a culture that places success and achievement above all else.


Steel balls
This books focuses on a specific time in music teacher's life, and mainly around one gifted student whose talents and struggles bring up conflicts for them both. There's something frustrating about this book, in that it starts debates it never finishes, and spends too much time building it all up to just simply shrug it's shoulders and give up. You're left just was confused, unsure, and blind about things as the protagonist... and maybe that was the author's goal. But as a reader, it's unsatisfying, and annoying, and feels like time poorly spent.
Cezel
This book was different than expected. I guess teachers have a lot of expectations from their various students and more from the exceptionally talented students. Whether the students have the same expectations or ambitions as their teachers or parents is a whole different story. This book shows a few indepth examples of this. I participated in choirs over many years and enjoyed the music but didn't analyze the music we sang the way the characters in the book debated the music and the musical instruments. It was an interesting perspective for me. The main character gets very involved with one of her students who doesn't want her teacher's involvement. All the characters seem very diverse in their perspective points of view. Their motives for teaching, playing a particular instrument, life, love, ethics and spirituality all seem to be questioned.

I didn't find the book to be uplifting and not depressing but somewhere in between. I guess being a music teacher seems similar to being in a job with nowhere else to go career wise.
Tar
The Music Teacher is very well written, with a good balance between the personal life of the teacher and the dedication to her star pupils. The author is able to bring to life the personal traits, both good and bad, of the main character (the teacher). She also describes, almost paints with a palette, the co-workers that share her life and profession, but yet are so different in so many ways. She is very sensitive, dealing with characters from broken homes with behavioral problems. The best thing I liked is that, through the narrative, she doesn't give any sermons, she doesn't have the right answer either. She is like an incidental witness to what is going on, just telling a story of what happened. At the end, she just follows the path that is there for her, even if she did not choose it.
Arashitilar
I thought I would really enjoy this book because I loved the TV shows the author had written. The concept is very interesting.....a "failed" musician adjusting to her skill level. But the heroine is just sorta blah....I never could get into her and feel like I knew her enough to really care. The "real" heroine, the student with tremendous talent, was unfinished to me too although I realize she was just a vehicle to make the point of the book. I was very disappointed in this book but I don't think I'm doing a good job of explaining why. Left me feeling kinda sad....which may in fact have been the author's intention. Just be prepared if you buy it!
iSlate
If you have ever had a student who you felt could leap mountains with a single talent, you will enjoy the challenges this music teacher takes on with this extraordinary and thoroughly mixed up kid. If you've ever been disappointed in your own artistic talents or the willpower to pursue them, you will understand both the Music Teacher and her student in increasingly heartfelt ways.
Friert
Every night, I looked forward to getting back to the story. It was an intimate look at the mind and life of a dedicated musician and teacher; one who hadn't reached prominence on her own, but saw it in a student - and then what happens...
Kelerius
I enjoyed the story told in first person. The music part was interesting as I play both violin and guitar. The characters were interesting and I wanted to keep reading to see what happened. The end was a little bit strange, not what I expected but overall a pretty good book.
While I found her life interesting, I found it too descriptive and often skipped whole paragraphs. I thought it interesting on how a great musician found herself trapped - not good enough for the big time. so she had to earn her living as a dead-end music teacher.