In “The Band Director’s Lessons About Life”, author Donald Lee draws on his decades as both a band director and religion teacher to create modern-day parables from the classroom. People of any religious persuasion—or none—will be delighted and inspired by how these band-room vignettes shine a spiritual light on everyday experiences. The parables are short enough to read in the bathroom yet deep enough to ponder for days.
It’s a cross between “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, and “Conversations with God”. If you liked any of those books, you’ll love this one.
Every little event has a spiritual dimension—tuning the flute section, a terrible performance, a broken clarinet, and even the ugly band uniforms. You’ll recognize the characters, chuckle at their misadventures, and maybe even learn something about yourself. If you’ve been a kid, if you love music, this book’s for you!
“If you pick up this collection, consider that you found a treasure. I do. It both entertains me, and inspires me.”
Archbishop Gerard Pettipas, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan
“The stories made me laugh. The reflections made me think. These lessons are for everyone.”
Journalist, Radio Host, TV Producer
“Lessons About Life is a well-written, insightful, inspiring work of art presented in a thoughtful, thoroughly enjoyable way. It’s timely and highly applicable in today’s world. Donald’s students were blessed, and now readers will reap the same benefit.”
Michele Preisendorf, Editor with Eschler Editing
“Every chapter is a gem that helps one become a better person, a better student, and a better teacher. I will recommend this work to all my music education students. Bravo Donald!”
Dr. Tom Dust
Professor – Secondary Music Education
University of Alberta
“If you need a little boost in your life, this is the book for you.”
Past President, Toastmasters International
This Christian Focused book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print, Audiobook