Teaching bells, there are many gimmicks
Which offer great ideas to mimic.
In this book, you’ll hear it,
Techniques, music, spirit,
And even life’s lessons in limericks.
LIMERICKS, LESSONS, AND LIFE IN HANDBELLS by Kevin McChesney
These entertaining poems and lessons are derived from Kevin McChesney’s extensive experience as a full-time teacher, director, and composer in the art of handbells. The miniature “compositions” and the lessons they teach encompass technique, musicianship, leaders in the industry, ideas for rehearsal and performance, and thoughts on the spiritual nature of handbell music and the ringers and directors who create it. From the amusing to the profound, this collection is an honest and lively portrait of the ministry, quest for excellence, artistry, and sheer fun that make up a life in handbells.
NOTE: this is the printed book version. The (paperback) book will be mailed to you at the address you provide during checkout. It is also available as an .epub file.