Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments by David Glen Hatch – Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to David Glen Hatch

International concert and recording artist and master teacher of piano, David Glen Hatch, enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist and guest artist with symphony orchestras on five continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Dr. Hatch completed the BMU degree from Brigham Young University where he received the Outstanding Pianist Award and the MM and DMA degrees summa cum laude at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri–Kansas City where he received the Outstanding Graduate Pianist Award. He has recorded a wide variety of repertoire on thirty compact discs for many popular labels.  In addition to being an award winner in numerous state, regional, national, and international competitions, Dr. Hatch is a frequent competition juror and clinician. He often lectures and teaches master classes at conservatories and music schools around the globe.  David and his wife Paula are the parents of five children and reside in Orem, Utah.

Interview

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
THE PAST

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
MY PIANO, MY FAMILY, & DELICIOUS FOOD

What is one book everyone should read?
VICTOR FRANKL’S MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
ROCKY ROAD

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
JOSEPH SMITH or ABRAHAM LINCOLN

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
COLD CEREAL

One food you would never eat?
ESCARGOT (French, for “snails”)

Pet Peeves?
PEOPLE’S IRRESPONSIBILITY

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
THE READER WILL UNDERSTAND “MUSIC” AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN A BREATHTAKING NEW LIGHT BY DISCOVERING THE BEAUTY & PASSION IN ONE OF GOD’S GREATEST GIFTS TO MAN!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
WILL BE PUBLISHING A BROADWAY/MOVIE etc. PIANO ARRANGEMENT BOOK(S) WITH HAL LEONARD CORP, THE #1 MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY IN THE WORLD

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

GERMANY/AUSTRIA/SWITZERLAND AREA

What is your favorite Quote?
THOREAU’S, “THE HEIGHTS OF GREAT MEN REACHED AND KEPT WERE NOT ATTAINED BY SUDDEN FLIGHT, BUT THEY WHILE THEIR COMPANIONS SLEPT WERE TOILING UPWARDIN THE NIGHT.”

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
AN ASTRONAUT

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
MY GRANDFATHER USED TO TELL ME (AFTER WINNING COMPETITIONS, OTHER SUCCESSES, ETC.) “NOW, DAVID.. . DON’T GET THE BIG HEAD!”

Hidden talent?
OIL PAINTING
Favorite Candy?
SPREES & SNICKERS

Which authors have influence you most how?
STEPHEN R. COVEY
TAUGHT VALUABLE HUMAN BEHAVIORAL SKILLS

Favorite places to travel?
EUROPE

Favorite music?
CLASSICAL

Favorite smell?
HOMEMADE BREAD

Favorite sport?
BASKETBALL
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
PRACTICING THE PIANO

Who or what inspired your last book?
NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED ME TO WRITE MY THOUGHTS AND MIRACLES ABOUT MUSIC GAINED FROM A LIFETIME OF MUSIC STUDY AND INTERNATIONAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES
Top 3 things on your bucket list?
CRAWL THROUGH THE CATACOMBS IN EGYPT
PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA
TOUR JERUSALEM

Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments

“It is inconceivable that ten mere mortal fingers can create such a masterpiece of sound,” writes the Kansas City Star on David Glen Hatch’s musical prowess. Now he shares his insights from a lifetime of composing and performing music all over the world and experiencing its power both on and off the stage. A moving and memorable read, it’s a must-have for music-lovers everywhere.

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Praiseworthy Music and Spiritual Moments
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Ends 2/28/13

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