Instrumental Passion

Inspiring Words By The Music Makers In My Life

Printed Hardcover, 164 pages, 1st printing, 2023

by Carolyn Zeytoonian

Are you an aspiring or experienced music-maker looking for some extra inspiration on your musical journey? If yes, then you’ve come to the right book!

Carolyn Zeytoonian feels blessed to have personally connected with so many passionate music-makers. She admires their talent, creativity, and dedication to their art as well as their perseverance during the inevitable challenges that many artists typically face. In Instrumental Passion, Carolyn shares the inspiring words of 57 special music makers in her life.

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Reviews of Instrumental Passion

Thanks so much for the book! It looks great from the layout to the graphics to the type setting and I’m already reading through it. I think I’ll send a copy to my mother and daughter.

— Greg Slawson, educator and musician (keys); author of How Trivial Can A Punk Get?, Punk Rock (Trivia) Rules OK! and 52 Quizzes for EVERY Music Listener: 700 Things You Might Know About Music, 2024-01-05

I just got my copy of your book. It is superb in every respect, I am honored to be part of it! Thank you for including me!

— Leon Janikian, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music at Northeastern University, 2024-01-06

I wanted to let you know that I received the book yesterday and am enjoying it very much. I especially love your brief comments that you added for each musician. Bravo Carolyn! I’m amazed and impressed that you have associated with such a large 'cross section' of such talented artists. You made it much more interesting to read than a book with all the same genre. Great job, ugchiges*.
*girl, in Armenian

— Ken Kalajian, musician (guitar); composer of 'Wind Chimes for 1915' (world premiere by University of Rhode Island Symphonic Wind Ensemble, March 2015), 2024-01-06

I got my book yesterday and want to say it is amazing! Everything from the feel, artwork and aesthetics are perfect! Thank you for including me and I look forward to reading about some of our gang!

— Abe Dewing, musician (violin, guitar) with Zack Bolles Band, The Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Crush and several other local bands, 2024-01-06

A beautiful book with heartfelt thoughts from other musicians. Something we can all relate to. I am so proud of Carolyn for following through to make one of her dreams come true. And for helping to inspire many other musicians in the future!

— Darcy Miller, musician, 2024-01-15

I’m humbled and honored to be part of Instrumental Passion. The book is a treasure trove of inspiring thoughts and quotes from an amazing assortment of musicians. Thank you Carolyn for my inclusion in this wonderful book and project.

— Joseph Benzola, composer, musician, producer, 2024-01-15

Just wanted you to know that I received the book and I think it looks amazing! I don’t know why I was picturing a drab paperback with only words but the layout is absolutely killer!! I love the subtext you put in after each person with your own input/interpretation. The design is honestly top notch!

— Michael Alan Scrima, musician, composer, educator; vocals and keys for Force Us To Stop, a band comprised of music teachers employed around the Boston area, 2024-01-16

I received your wonderful book yesterday. I won't lie and tell you that I didn't turn immediately to my section but after I did, I started reading the book and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. It is a wonderful labor of love and, aside from being a great resource for students, it is a nice summation of how all of us freaky, geeky and outsider kids from high school fared in the world!

— Dana Welts, musician, guitarist with Moondance and The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, 2024-01-17

Instrumental Passion is a beautiful finished product. The book is really high quality and professional - and you should be proud of the result! I'm so grateful you thought to include me, but what I really loved the most was getting to read the words of all the incredible teachers I've had over the years: Lauren, Mike D, Kevin O, Christina, Matt and Katie!

— Dr. Michael A. Levine, PhD Biophysics (Harvard), Musician, Songwriter, Producer., 2024-01-21

Many congratulations to my dear friend Carolyn Zeytoonian for the publication of her recent book Instrumental Passion. I am so honored to be included in her book, a wonderful compilation of inspiring stories by 57 music makers.

— Satik Andriassian, Instructor - Classical Guitar, Cal State University, Director - Cal State Classical Guitar Ensemble, 2024-01-21

This beautiful book arrived today, and my head has been buried in it ever since. This is truly a beautiful work of art, and I'm loving the various Music Makers' thoughts, impressions, comments, and quotes - and if you had asked me I would have guessed that Lauren [Bateman] would consider Music as the truest form of time travel. This is really a lovely book!

— George Iain Best, Royal Navy veteran; musician, singer songwriter, 2024-01-22

I'm thrilled to be included in this fantastic new book, INSTRUMENTAL PASSION by author Carolyn Zeytoonian. It's filled with advice from working musicians like me, designed to inspire players that are just starting out.

— Caroline Doctorow, recording artist, songwriter, radio host @WPKN, daughter of world-renowned author E.L. Doctorow, 2024-01-23

Product Details

Printed Hardcover: 164 pages

Publisher: Carolyn Zeytoonian (2023-12-30)

Language: English

ISBN: 979-8-218-22582-7

Product Dimensions: 6.00 x 7.50 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.00 ounces

Carolyn Zeytoonian photoAbout the Author

Carolyn Zeytoonian, a graduate of Tufts University, is Sales Director of Lauren Bateman Music, Inc. and a founding member/guitarist of Electric Thermostat, a Boston-based rock band. Making music with her precious guitars is her instrumental passion. She also enjoys spending time with Alyssa and Little Asher. Instrumental Passion, designed by Kathy Campbell and printed by Gorham, is Carolyn's first book.

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