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'The Fourth String' officially out now! First review by Hippocampus Magazine

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's official! Janet Pocorobba's new memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me is officially available from your favorite book retailer! 

Congrats to Janet on the release of her new memoir which details her experience studying the shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument and what it was like to study under a teacher who was a little unconventional compared to the traditional style of study between teacher and student in Japan. 


Read the first review from Hippocampus Magazine here: https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2019/03/review-the-fourth-string-by-janet-pocorobba/

And pick up your copy here: https://www.stonebridge.com/catalog/the-fourth-string-a-memoir-of-sensei-and-me

 


 


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