PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The book "88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life" recently received a boost when bestselling author Jack Canfield gave it a strong endorsement by contributing the book's Foreword. Canfield is co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, which has sold over 500 million copies. He is the author of numerous other titles including the bestseller "The Success Principles."
A musician himself, Canfield wrote about "88+ Ways":
"People always ask me why we never did a Chicken Soup for the Musician's Soul and now you've done it! I love this book … the title, the cover, I love what's in it. Music is very dear to me and my kids, and it's very unfortunate what's happening in this country with music education. Every music teacher in America should be giving '88+ Ways' to their students. It would really give them inspiration, not only in terms of music, but in terms of living their dreams. Just read it!"
Published by Keep Music Alive, "88+ Ways" features over 150 inspirational stories, anecdotes and quotes from musicians and music fans from all over the world. More than 20 Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists, composers and songwriters contributed to the book including Bobby Kimball (Toto), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Vanessa Carlton, Siedah Garrett (Michael Jackson), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Rob Parissi (Wild Cherry/"Play That Funky Music"), Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Billy Steinberg (Madonna), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Great White ("Once Bitten Twice Shy"), Rose Kingsley (Metropolitan Opera singer and ballerina), Fred Mollin ("Friday the 13th," "Hard Copy," "Beyond Reality"), Michel Rubini ("Nemesis," "The Hitchhiker," "Tales from the Crypt"), Jay Gruska ("Cocoon," "Supernatural," "Charmed").
Keep Music Alive was co-founded last summer by Vincent James to help raise the awareness of how important music is educationally, therapeutically and for the overall happiness of society. To promote this music mission, James co-wrote "88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life" Volume 1 with KMA cofounder Joann Pierdomenico; the book is available on Amazon and BN.com. Half the proceeds from paperback book and e-book sales are being donated to music foundations providing music instruments and lessons to schools and communities in need. Current beneficiaries are Guitars in the Classroom, Spirit of Harmony and Mr. Holland's Opus.
SOURCE Keep Music Alive