The Mr. K of this remarkable, engrossing memoir is Jerry Kupchynsky, a Ukrainian immigrant who spent his early years escaping the horrors of WWII, then reinvented himself at 19 in the United States, and inaugurated a public-school music program in New Jersey, where he trained generations of young musicians to play difficult orchestral repertoire while learning discipline and perseverance that they could apply to every aspect of life.
Bogatin, Barbara (2014) Reviews--In Print: "Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations," by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky. In: Strings, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 83. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/1007571/.