Monsters and Angels
Surviving a Career in Music
In this book, Seymour Bernstein takes readers behind the scenes, where they learn the truth about performing careers. Because he sees career survival as surviving life itself, he offers the reader insights and advice on personal as well as musical issues. In Part 2 he discusses the importance of music education in everyone’s life. Through his vivid and often humorous accounts of his own experiences with teachers, we learn how to discriminate between good and bad ones. As he traces the path of his career, he brings to account monster teachers, managers, and critics for their abuse of young aspiring muscians. He strongly believes that everyone has a right to develop whatever degree of talent he or she possesses for self-fulfillment and self-development.
• An important text for college music majors, music teachers and performers • A good text for the professional and amateur musician