Nancy M. Schwartz Up Bow Down Bow

Up Bow Down Bow

Up Bow, Down Bow

A Child with Down Syndrome and His Journey to Master the Cello


When 4th grader Alex Schwartz first met his cello, his eyes lit up with wonder and a smile appeared on his face as bright as the potential his new cello teacher saw within him. The cello positively impacted all aspects of his development including focus, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

Through the transformative power of music, Alex’s voice sings through his cello in songs of joy, determination, and strength. Up Bow, Down Bow shares the beauty of his ongoing musical journey and tells of the vital teamwork between a young music teacher with an endless belief in the abilities of her students, and a mother with ceaseless love, support and hope for her son who has Down syndrome, epilepsy and hypotonia.

Modern History Press
Author: Nancy M. Schwartz and April E. Beard
ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-703-9 / HC 978-1-61599-704-6 / eBook 978-1-61599-705-3
List Price: PB $ 23.95 / HC $ 34.95 / eBook $ 6.95
Trim: 6.14 x 9.21 (132 pp)
Audience: General Adult
Pub Date: 12/01/2022
BISAC: Education/Special Education/Mental Disabilities
 Music/Instruction & Study/Techniques
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