Every so often we spotlight some must-reads from our awesome teachers. Up this time: grammar, food pairings, and music writing.
by Roy Peter Clark
Why you should read it: Clark takes a great approach toward pesky grammar points. This is an engaging, interesting, and highly informative read.
Suggested by: Grace Duggan
by Francois Chartier
Why you should read it: Throw out all those pairing books written by overly opinionated chefs and their egos. Instead take a spin with Chartier's book which uses SCIENCE.
Suggested by: Andrew Torrens
by Joan Didion
Why you should read it: I'm recommending just the essay here, the essay that comes from the book of the same name, although Joan Didion is an amazing writer all around. This isn't specifically a music essay, but we read a selection from this essay in every class, one that talks about the Doors, and every time without fail, the class is blown away. She's one of the best living writers, I think, and this essay is one way that shows it.
Suggested by: Stacey Kahn