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Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®

Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
A Music Lesson Assignment Book for Comprehensive Instruction
backbeat Music Publishing, South Plainfield, NJ

©2015, Brandon Kurzawa, B.M., M.Ed.
backbeatMusicPublishing.com
MusicNotesAcademy.com

Foreword by Newman Taylor Baker
Academy Photographs by Brandon Kurzawa and Paul Kurzawa
Photograph of Newman Taylor Baker ©Grzegorz Nadolny Photography

Learn Today, Play Tomorrow Front Cover
Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
Front Cover

Having the opportunity to design a book that focused on teaching all types of music to children... it was a dream come true! Magnolia Studio was recommended to the Music Notes Academy by another client who teaches music. Brandon Kurzawa and the Academy had been working on this project for many years and were "stuck" on how to present the information to make the book useful to all — students, parents, and teachers.

They provided a huge library of high-resolution quality photos to choose from and we went to work grouping them for particular pages. Identifying the instruments that would feature well on the cover was simple, because the photographer did such a great job with composition. Choosing a wide range of images with children from the Academy made it a special assignment book for the featured students and their parents.

We worked through several font choices and came up with interesting and fun fonts for the kids that were readable at a distance. After many layout cycles we settled on an incredible design that sells well at the Academy and is used throughout all classes, with all students, and by all teachers.

This is a 102-page, 8.5x11 inch, spiral-bound workbook, designed for convenient use on music stands, featuring a full-color cover and black and white interior. The book also includes assignment forms, practice checklists, a music dictionary for greater understanding, and photographs of the Music Notes Academy students and instructors.

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Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
Back Cover
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Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
Foreword
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Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
How To Use This Book
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                                           		Practicing Guide
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Music Notes Created Easy
Practicing Guide
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Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
Assignment Form, Page 5
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Music Notes Created Easy
Practicing Guide, Page 56
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Practicing Guide, Page 58
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Practicing Guide, Page 59
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Practice Checklist, Page 62
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                                            For Vocal Warm Up Sessions, Page Seventy Four
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Guidelines and Tips For Vocal
Warm Up Sessions, Page 74
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                                            Dictionary
Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®
Music Notes Created Easy
Dictionary
Client Testimonial

May 12, 2015

"Phyllis designed and produced a great music lesson assignment book that had taken me years to complete. Her patience and follow-up with me was outstanding throughout the entire process. She was always helpful with each aspect of the project, such as purchasing and setting up the ISBN/barcode and understanding printing options. Phyllis is perfect for first-time authors and publishers. I will definitely be working with her again on upcoming books and future editions of Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®."

Brandon Kurzawa, B.M., M.Ed. — Director of Music Notes Academy & President of backbeat Music Publishing
MusicNotesAcademy.com
backbeatMusicPublishing.com