Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baptist Press - In Mumbai, keyboard lessons become Gospel catalyst - News with a Christian Perspective

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    • Two young girls in Mumbai, India, learn the skills to sight read music with both hands and, in the process, learn of the Gospel through classic hymns of the faith.
    • by Tess Rivers
    • Atcheson has pioneered a program at her seminary by which non-musicians can teach piano using a resource she developed called "The Keyboard Mission."

      Using Atcheson's method, students can learn to play simple melodies in three to five sessions, while the words of the songs teach biblical truths.

      "By the end of five days, they can play 'Jesus Loves Me,' 'Amazing Grace,' 'Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior' and 'Jesus Loves the Little Children,'" Atcheson said.

      She has been using keyboarding as a bridge to sharing the Gospel cross-culturally for several years, including three earlier overseas trips.

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