Teacher’s book hits the right notes

An Exmouth music teacher is hoping to inspire others to follow in her footsteps with a new book.

Sallie Ranken, 70, of Exeter Road, has written Can We Do Another?, a book aimed at music teachers, designed to help them to motivate pupils of all ages, based on her 20 years of teaching experience.

Sallie, who teaches piano and occasionally recorder, said: “I’ve been using all these devices throughout my career and thought someone else might benefit from them.

“Quite a few people, whether trained or untrained, get a bit stuck to start with and need quite a few materials, so it’s good to have a book close to hand.

“I hope that they will find my ideas a useful source of inspiration – something I would have loved to have had when I started giving lessons.”

Sallie’s book is available now from http://shop.soundswrite.co.uk.