Book Review : Up Bow Down Bow

I am a string mom of a 5th grader who invariably looks forward to her son improving his listening skills and identifying the upbows.

Reading the book "Up Bow Down Bow" by Nancy M. Schwartz and April E. Beard made me sense that same excitement in Nancy, a mother, who saw her youngest son Alex's desire to learn and love music. She felt the pure bliss and emotions of music seep into Alex and positively impact every facet of his development.

The love for music is reflected even in the words of April, Alex's music teacher, who narrates every other chapter in the book. She is a core believer in Alex's abilities!

The writing style is elegant and immersive, making it easy to get lost in the story of Alex. The vivid descriptions of Nancy, April, and Alex's teamwork are also deftly woven into the narrative. It is a powerful reminder of staying true to one's passion.

Every section of the book recounts a mighty beam of hope, a learning note, an endless bounty of support, and an unquivering faith to embrace the unknown.

Overall, "Up Bow Down Bow" is a beautiful saga of Alex, Nancy, and April that will leave readers feeling inspired and hopeful. It is a recommended book for any parent and exclusively for string parents who want to encourage their child's love for music and creativity. A reminder that no matter what challenges we face, we can always find joy and fulfillment in seeking our passions.

Finally, to all string moms! You will surely relate to how exciting it is to see your kid making music a beautiful part of their journey in life.

front cover of Up Bow and Down Bow back cover of Up Bow and Down Bow

By: Quotidian Tales

This article and the opinions expressed in it are personal opinions. It is not meant for imposing specific views or endorsing a particular way of life. Also please do ignore any errors or omissions that you might come across. We pledge to learn from them. Happy viewing.


Anonymous said…
Being a part of an orchestra and learning an instrument is magic. I played viola for 8 years in school and grew as a musician and person. I need to check this book out - it sounds wonderful!


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