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Four Hearts Books

Courtney Vowell Woodward, Author

Creating heartfelt children's stories

while incorporating music education.


About the Author

Music Education with Heart


Courtney Vowell Woodward is a wife, mom, former music educator, business owner, and author. After teaching music education in the classroom for 15 years, Courtney now hopes to share her passion for music through early children's literature. Wanting to introduce a love of music in every family's home, Courtney incorporates basic musical knowledge inside heartfelt stories — stories that include long-lasting life lessons.

Her classroom not only focused on upper-level musical skills, but on family, fun, and inclusion — themes that you will also see reflected in her writing.


Courtney hopes that music education will become an easily accessible, essential subject for students of all ages! 


Family Dynamics
Available NOW!

Family Dynamics: Embrace Your Sound | Reader's Favorite | 5 Star Review
Family Dynamics: Embrace Your Sound

Violin always hears beautiful music throughout the music store where she lives, but she can never make the same sounds.

One day, a little girl picks Violin up... and doesn't put her back.

Violin embarks on a music store adventure and meets many new instrument families along the way. While learning that their unique sounds and qualities create the symphony orchestra, Violin realizes that embracing her differences could change her world... note at a time.

Family Dynamics: Embrace Your Sound

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What people are saying:

Kim C.

Such a great book to introduce the instrument families! I would highly recommend for music teachers and anyone looking to teach children about instruments.

This book is great!

The illustrations are adorable and it is perfect for teaching instrument families. My own children loved the book, so I know my students will too!!

A story that pulls you in with adorable illustrations sure to get your students interested in the families of instruments and how they work together. A must for the elementary music teacher's library!

Beth A.

Regina D.

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