Chris Duncan Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With “UNcommon”

Chris Duncan recently hit two Amazon best-seller lists with the new book, “UNcommon”

Frisco, TX – July 20, 2015 – Founder of Musical Arts Schoolhouse, Chris Duncan, recently joined Brian Tracy and a select group of business leaders from around the world to co-author the book titled “Uncommon.” The book was released on June 11, 2015 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, UNCommon reached best-seller status in two Amazon categories – reaching as high as #16 in: “Sales and Selling.” The book also reached best-seller status in the “Marketing” category. Chris Duncan contributed a chapter titled “Well, That Didn’t Work… Now What?”

chris duncan photo 2Chris Duncan has loved playing the piano on the very first day her fingers first touched those ivory keys, and she knew that she wanted to be a teacher and help others embrace exploring their gifts through learning. Piano and education were a natural fit and one that inspired her to obtain her B.A. degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory from Michigan State University in 1978. In 1997 she also obtained the highest level of certification that can be achieved with the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.

It was through some ups and downs with her own children that Chris realized how different all children are with their motivation to learn to play the piano and other types of music. It led to some innovative thinking on how to inspire them and develop their skills and interests. This was the foundation for her thinking when she opened up the Frisco School of Music in 2000, offering group and private music lessons for many instruments and to children of all ages and levels. She also offered Rock Band School and pre-ballet dance classes.

In 2009, Chris and her business partner Steve South, founded Musical Arts Schoolhouse. This program has really become the foundation and signature of all Chris’s achievements in the performing arts and her natural love of everything associated with it. What makes this school unique is that it caters to children ages 3 through 6 with private Kindergarten.

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

“Common” can be defined as ordinary while “uncommon” suggests rarity. However, combining Common Sense with Uncommon Knowledge has the potential to produce winners.  

While Common Sense has been noted to be in short supply and Uncommon Knowledge hard to come by, the Celebrity Experts® in this book have combined the two to produce high rates of success in their fields. If you are looking to accomplish personal, worthy goals, a helping hand will get you there faster. In addition, a mentor will invariably get you there at less cost than if you try to make your own way, helping you to avoid errors that may be time-consuming or costly, or both. Succeeding requires the attributes of hard work, sound planning, action and perseverance-while combining common sense and uncommon knowledge as a part of the process.

 This book presents a panel of CelebrityExperts® including: Financial Consultants, Wealth Managers, Retirement, Investment and Health Specialists, Realtors®, Marketers, Coaches and other entrepreneurial specialists. They have all attained success in their fields and would be pleased to mentor you on your journey to attain your goal(s). You need not be alone… You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.  

After such a successful release, Chris Duncan will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

Click HERE to order a copy of UNcommon

A portion of the royalties earned from UNCommon will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

More About Chris Duncan:

Frisco School of Music and Musical Arts Schoolhouse has over 45 teachers, dedicated administration support staff, and over 950 students. The blueprint that Chris and Steve have created is one that continues to be improved upon, giving quality education and performing arts options to the many students who are enrolled.

Chris believes strongly in family involvement in continued learning and always brings enthusiasm, energy, and a joyful love of teaching to everything she is involved in. Today, Chris lives in Little Elm, TX and has two grown sons, one who is a jazz pianist.

Notable Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Licensed Preschool Director, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Permanent Certificate, Music Teachers National Association – Piano, Theory
  • Founding, Charter Member of the Carrollton Music Teachers Association
  • Member, Texas State Music Teachers Association
  • Member, Music Teachers National Association
  • Member, Texas Licensed Childcare Association
  • Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, National Board Member 1995-1997

You can connect with Chris by email: [email protected]

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date.

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