Piano teacher KM Logan has sent me a copy of her ebook and asked if I’d be willing to review it, to which I happily agreed. Her ebook is called: “The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher: How To Teach Piano To The Glory Of God.” It is 79 pages in length and is available on her website, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
In case you are wondering, here is the verse mentioned in the ebook’s title: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” — Matthew 6:33 This ebook is written very much from a Christian perspective (which I very much appreciate), asking the reader to consider things like whether piano teaching is God’s calling for you, how God can make a difference through your teaching, and most of all, how the piano teacher can do all they do for the glory of God. Unfortunately, I’m not sure the book provides many clues for the answers to those questions, but it does ask you to consider those things.
Here are some comments regarding the ebook from a purely writing perspective. The tone of Logan’s writing is very conversational, which has its benefits and downsides. The writing is easy-to-read, but I feel the eBook would benefit from a more academic style of writing. For example, if I were the editor, I would eliminate all the contractions and restructure the sentences so they don’t use “you” so much (so the writing doesn’t sound as “preach-y” and direct). Also, I hope you like rhetorical questions, because the author makes use of them a great deal throughout the ebook! For example, the eBook opens with 9 questions in a row. Continue reading “Review: The Matthew 6:33 Piano Teacher eBook (and giveaway)”