In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps toward a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Goldsworthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002440/bk_boli_002440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kyle´s wife, Jane, wants to play the drums, but Kyle isn´t exactly crazy about the idea. Instead he signs her up for piano lessons, with disastrous results. Jane finds a silver lining in her sexy piano teacher, however. Soon her instructor is teaching her and Kyle how to share...through hardcore double penetration! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035693/bk_acx0_035693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kyle´s gay husband, Jim, wants to play the drums, but Kyle isn´t exactly crazy about the idea. Instead, he signs him up for piano lessons, with disastrous results. Jim finds a silver lining in his sexy, alpha male piano teacher, however, and soon his instructor is teaching him and Kyle how to share...in a hardcore gay double penetration! This is a 4,700+ word hardcore gay threesome story, featuring rough sex, double penetration, double anal, hot husband, facials, and cuckolding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hank Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074581/bk_acx0_074581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to play the piano today! Learn everything you need to know about learning to play the piano. This audiobook is for anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano. It is for those who have no experience playing, but who want to learn. Even if you have no experience with music and have never laid your hands on a piano, by the time you finish this audiobook you will be able to play. You will learn how to read notes, how long each note should be held for, and the basics of reading sheet music. We will move from reading notes, to learning about the piano keys, and learning where the notes are located on the piano. After you are able to find the notes, you will begin learning how to play chords. By the time you finish listening to this audiobook you are going to be able to play the piano at a beginner´s level. You will not only be able to read sheet music, but to find the notes on your piano, and begin playing songs. You will also know how to play chords, and use both of your hands when playing music. Why you must have this audiobook: In this book, you will learn how to play the piano from start to finish, from learning how to read notes to playing entire songs, this book will walk you through it all. This book will teach you the steps you need to not only start playing music, but it will also walk you through learning your first four songs. In this book, you will learn how to play chords with both hands so that you can create your own music. You will also learn the correct way to place your hands on the piano. This book will guide you through finding middle C and using it to learn all the keys on the piano. This book will teach you what you need to know in order to be a successful piano player, including tips and tricks that you can use each time you play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Orlik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037032/bk_acx0_037032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Oprah, this is the powerful story of young, blind musician and his courageous lessons for living with faith. Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and physically disabled. But he was also blessed with exceptional musical talent, able to play the piano at the age of two. Now, at age 19, he is a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter who has performed at the Kennedy Center. But he´s best known for playing in the University of Louisville marching band, while his devoted father pushes him in formation in his wheelchair. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made "I am potential" his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn. His life journey will prove inspirational for anyone facing challenges in their own life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Grover Gardner, Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002823/bk_blak_002823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On one eventful rainy afternoon 15-year-old John Goddard was in the kitchen and overheard his parents talking to a friend in the next room. ´´I wish I was John’s age again,´´ the friend said, noting how there were many things he would have accomplished if given another chance. ´´I wish I could start over.´´ Goddard resolved then and there not to have those kinds of regrets when he was that age. So he took out a yellow legal pad and wrote down 127 specific life goals that included: traversing the entire length of the 4,132-mile Nile River; scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; learning to fence; running a five-minute mile; lighting a match with a .22 rifle; visiting the birthplace of his grandfather [Goddard]; playing Debussy’s ´´Claire de Lune´´ on the piano. The rest, as they say, is history. He not only accomplished almost all of those goals, but another 400 he set along the way, including defeating prostrate cancer. Best-selling author Vic Johnson met Goddard in the last decade of his life after reading about him in the first Chicken Soup of The Soul book. A friendship ensued and Johnson spent hours with Goddard to learn the secrets that made him arguably the greatest achiever who ever lived. He recounts those lessons here, and includes action steps you can take to achieve your ultimate ´´bucket list´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001215/bk_gdan_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even a hot mess needs a happily ever after. With the quiet help of his wealthy family, Sebastian ´´Baz´´ Acker has successfully kept his painful past at bay. But as the end of college draws near, his friends - his buffer zone - are preparing to move on while his own life is at a crippling standstill. With loneliness bearing down on him, Baz hooks up - then opens up - with Elijah Prince, the guy Baz took a bullet for last year. The aftershocks of their one-night stand leave giant cracks in Baz´s carefully constructed armor. For the first time, the prospect isn´t terrifying. Accustomed to escaping his demons by withdrawing into his imagination, Elijah isn´t used to having a happy herd of friends. He´s even less comfortable as the object of a notorious playboy´s affections. Yet all signs seem to indicate this time happiness might be within his grasp. When Baz´s mother runs for a highly sought-after public office, the media hounds drag Baz´s and Elijah´s pasts into the light. In the blinding glare, Baz and Elijah face the ultimate test: discovering if they´re stronger together...or apart. Warning: contains sex in a Tesla, sex in a cupboard, sex under a piano, kinky role-play, and a cappella RuPaul songs. Just a couple of boys groping, battling, then finally loving their way to becoming men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000076/bk_inbl_000076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the widely praised Raising America - a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of 15 exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise ´´super children´´ and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs. Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed. Among the children are the math genius Norbert Wiener, founder of cybernetics, a Harvard graduate student at age 15; two girls, a poet and a novelist, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic ´´prodigious savants´´; and musical prodigies, present and past. Off the Charts also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman´s prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005426/bk_rand_005426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you have a hobby, talent, or special knowledge you´d like to share, you just might be able to start a profitable business teaching what you know to kids. Whether you´ll teach private lessons or group classes, Start a Business Teaching Kids: Updated! is for you - for all types of enrichment subjects. While much of the information can apply to academic subjects, Start a Business Teaching Kids: Updated! isn´t directed toward academic tutoring. It´s about starting a business giving children extracurricular learning opportunities outside of a school´s academic areas - including subjects like piano, karate, ballet, swimming, guitar, sewing, woodworking, sports, and more. Enrichment lessons provide children with a talent, hobby, or skill that enriches their lives. Start a Business Teaching Kids: Updated! doesn´t get into the specifics of what to teach during your lessons since different subjects require different lesson plans. This book provides tips for starting and running your business teaching kids. It´ll help you find locations to teach, help you get (and keep) students, and will give you information on things you´ll need to do when setting up your teaching business, such as developing a USP, deciding what to charge, setting class sizes and schedules, creating policies and rules, registering students, and more. You may only want to make some extra money teaching lessons in your spare time, or make your living doing it fulltime. You might have been teaching lessons for a while already, and maybe you just need some new ideas to reinvigorate your business. Whichever sounds like you, Start a Business Teaching Kids: Updated! can help! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031244/bk_acx0_031244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Century of Wisdom is an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism - the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor. At 108 years old, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She has seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as ´´Uncle Franz”), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Today Alice lives in London, where she still practices piano for hours every day. Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice has been victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credits music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one woman’s lifelong determination - in the face of some of the worst evils known to man - to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Korn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002913/bk_rand_002913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.