Book Club: Coffee With Ray

51+03Jfvv8L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_.jpegCoffee with Ray has been sitting in my “to read” pile for the past several weeks. While I will admit to peeking through a few pages, I’ve been saving it for my trip to Vermont at the end of March.

Recently I had a really unique opportunity to speak with the author Nick Ambrosino as part of an upcoming webinar series about teaching tweens and teens.

Hands down, that was one of my favorite experiences in our project, and now I’m really looking forward to reading this book on my trip!

Here’s a little snippet about Coffee with Ray from GoodReads:

Through the eyes of a simple piano teacher, learn the strategies to remove any self made learning obstacles so that you can achieve all you put your mind too.

After ten years of teaching piano, Matt had become completely disillusioned with his career choice. Teaching was increasingly more frustrating, students were more difficult to motivate and coping with the stress had become much more challenging. He was on the verge of quitting and looking for a new career, until he decided to have a cup of coffee at a café suggested by his GPS.That’s where he met Ray and that’s when everything started to change.

An engaging, funny and thought provoking parable, written, as creative non-fiction, Coffee With Ray will introduce readers to revolutionary ways of communicating that will help make students become more accountable and teachers more skilled at facilitating learning.

Whether you’re a teacher, student or parent, after reading Coffee With Ray, your understanding of and your approach to learning and success will never be the same.

Book Club Announcement:

Last week the Upbeat Piano Teacher Book Club Group to chose Coffee with Ray  as our next group read. Now not only do I get to read this book on a trip, but I also get to read it alongside some amazing piano teachers.

Interested in joining us? The group is free — just hop on over to FB and request membership. Grab your copy of Coffee with Ray and we’ll get started on April 3rd!

A little personal note:

Really looking forward to visiting my “little” sister Michaela and her family in VT. Cannot wait to snuggle my almost 5-year-old nephew and finally meet my new niece. This trip was supposed to happen in November, but some very sad circumstances prevented me from going. I’m so happy to finally make this journey!

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