“Susan Patricia Golden (Aunt Susie) has gathered together a wonderfully personal and passionate book for children of all ages. The book is extremely colorful and full of her personal conviction that music participation and learning are the most valuable experiences that humans have a chance to participate in. Bravo, Aunt Susie!!!”
—David Darling
Co-Founder of Music for People
2010 Grammy Winner
 
 
“In my experience working with singers from 6 to 65, it’s a lot easier to get excited about music when you see how much variety it offers, and how many ways to make music happen there are.
 
“Aunt Susie captures both the magic and the marvel of music making in a creative way with a unique style and a charming appeal—music lovers will become music makers, and apathetic listeners will find themselves drawn into active listening.
 
“If you’re a school music teacher, a who wants to help your students connect with the joy of music making and the wonders of the musical universe, Susie’s book is a MUST HAVE and MUST USE resource!”
—Gerald Custer, DMA
(Doctoral Conducting Program at Michigan State University);
Director of Choral Activities, Schoolcraft College;
Chorus Master, Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra;
Music Director, The Arbor Consort;
Artistic Director, Jefferson Street Chorale
 
 
“I loved your book The ABZ’s of Musical Instruments from the first time I picked it up. It contains so much of what I’ve subconsciously wished for in a children’s music book:
  • Exposure to world instruments,
  • themes of world peace and love,
  • encouragement to do music and face fears,
  • information about the background of instruments,
  • random fun pages like the Creative Color Chart,
  • total loving recognition of support with references emphasizing
    ‘community + gratitude, and LOVE of LIFE!’
“So thank you so much for following this inspiration of yours! I feel very grateful to have a copy of your book and know it will come in handy as a great resource in times to come.”
—Erin S.,
Student Teacher,
Bryn Athyn, PA
 
 
“There’s magic in names and here’s an abecedary of wonderful names of wonderful things—instruments for making music from all around the world. Who, reading these incantatory names and seeing the beautiful pictures, would not be drawn into the universally enriching world of music?”
—J.W. McPherson, Headmaster,
The American School in Switzerland
 
 
“My Two year old, Erin, loves her ABZ’S of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS book by Aunt Susie. She has learned the names of so many new instruments! We love to match the pictures in the book with the instruments we have. Then we make music! This book inspired us to expand our instruments and make music together as a family.”
—Bonnie Shea
 
 
“Parents and children alike will flash a big smile at the sight of the ‘ABZ’s of Musical Instruments’ a most unique and captivation technique of introducing children to music. The dazzling bright colors highlighting the alphabet, as well as the wide selection of instruments, will educate, delight and capture the attention of both parent and child. The extensive glossary of the many unfamiliar instruments adds to the usefulness of the book.”
—Johnnie Osburn Dent,
Veteran Librarian and Recipient of
The New York Times’ Librarian Award 2001
for Outstanding Community Service
 
 
ABZ’s of Musical Instruments is a colorful and inspiring road map to music, creativity and diversity for people of all ages. With its photographs and descriptions of instruments from around the world, and its thought-provoking insights, this book will delight and challenge the creative child in everyone!”
—Richard Darne, Director of Music,
Mary Z. Darne, Choir Director
Cedar Lane UU Church
Bethesda, MD
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(727) 804-4908

Testimonials
“I loved your book The ABZ’s of Musical Instruments from the first time I picked it up. It contains so much of what I’ve subconsciously wished for in a children’s music book: * Exposure to world instruments, * themes of world peace and love, * encouragement to do music and face fears, * information about the background of instruments, * random fun pages like the Creative Color Chart, * total loving recognition of support with references emphasizing ‘community + gratitude, and LOVE of LIFE!’ “So thank you so much for following this inspiration of yours! I feel very grateful to have a copy of your book and know it will come in handy as a great resource in times to come.” —Erin S., Student Teacher, Bryn Athyn, PA