Notes of Hope: Stories by Musicians Coping with Injuries
Notes of Hope: Stories by Musicians Coping with Injuries compiled by David Vining is appropriate for college through professional musicians. Contributing authors include: Allison Dromgold Adams (saxophone), Constance E. Barrett (cello), Adam Cole (piano), Bonnie Draina (voice), Kristen Delia Hayes (flute), Jennifer Johnson (violin), Amy Likar (flute), Andrée Martin (flute), Shelley Rich (violin), Sarah Schmalenberger (horn), and Marie Speziale (trumpet).
Many musicians grapple with the heartbreak of pain and injury, yet stories of recovery remain woefully scarce. This book is intended to help rectify that shortcoming. All the authors in Notes of Hope have dealt with debilitating injuries that made making music painful, difficult, or impossible. Their stories are offered as a testament to what is possible through resourcefulness, creativity, and perseverance. These stories are real-life snapshots of musicians who have come to terms with their difficulties. Those who are in trouble and those who wish to avoid trouble will find refuge in Notes of Hope.