Available in Paperback or Digital Download Format

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

Available now in paperback ($12.95 + S/H) and digital download ($9.95) form, this collection of handbell-related limericks written by Kevin McChesney is both fun AND informative!

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.

Format Notes: 

  • Paperback Version: Select "Shipping by Mail" at checkout and the paperback book will be mailed to you at the address you provide.
  • Digital Download Version: Upon completion of an order, an .epub file (open source eBook) will be available in your "Get My Downloads". To read this file on your computer, please download Adobe Digital Editions (here). Alternatively, you can use NOOK for PC (here). Additionally, this file is compatible with iBooks (for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), Kindle, Nook, Overdrive, Kobo and Sony, though you may have to convert the file.


Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells (paperback)