Many parents encourage their children to learn a musical instrument. Maura Pierlot’s own children started music lessons at an early age, but never really enjoyed practising their instruments, often becoming frustrated when they couldn’t play the right notes.
Maura thought learning a song should focus less on playing the notes correctly and more on experiencing and enjoying the music. This was the inspiration for The Trouble in Tune Town, Maura’s first picture book, and its heartfelt message: If you’re having fun, then you’re playing all right.
In The Trouble in Tune Town, Meg is Tune Town’s best music performer, but she’s having trouble rehearsing. So much trouble, in fact, that the notes have run right off the sheet!
Can Meg find the notes in time for her big concert? Or are they closer to home than she thought?
A colourful book for music–loving–and–learning kids of all ages.
A delightful and clever story that will inspire any young musician. Such joy!
– S Weaver, Canberra