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Tricia Tunstall

Tricia Tunstall is the author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music, which won the 2013 ASCAP Award for outstanding music book of the year. She is also the author of Note By Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson. Tunstall is a leading advocate for the importance of music and arts education in children’s development. She researches and consults with El Sistema programs around the world. A graduate of Yale, Columbia and Boston University, and a lifelong music educator and journalist, she maintains a piano studio in the New York area.

Books by Tricia Tunstall

  1. Book CoverChanging Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music


    “Reminds us of how arts education can change lives.” —Gary Stager, Huffington PostMore

  2. Book CoverPlaying for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music


    An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema—intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty.More