Alphabone – a magically musical journey through the alphabet! 

Guest post by John Gerdy

Written & illustrated by Lancaster, PA author and Music for Everyone founder Dr. Gerdy, Alphabone Orchestra uses illustrations, colourful characters, and alliteration to teach the alphabet, musical instruments, and musical terms. Alphabone was written in such a way that makes it beneficial for all ages. Whether you’re 9 or 99, Alphabone has something for you!

The book’s main character, Dr. Dude B. Fonky, takes readers on a whimsical journey, depicting the joy and excitement education and music brings! Each page introduces a new letter and musical concept in a creative, colorful way. In the final pages, you’ll find a Glossary of Musical Terms and Instruments, helping readers to dive even deeper into learning.

This project is especially exciting because a portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will benefit two Lancaster, PA charities. Music for Everyone and the Lancaster Early Education Center. Music for Everyone exists to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community-building tool to transform lives, schools, and communities in Lancaster County. The Lancaster Early Education Center focuses on affordable, high-quality early care and education to children from low-income working families.

John is beyond ecstatic to share his love of the arts with the world! By purchasing your own copy of Alphabone Orchestra, you’re supporting the growth of the arts in future generations.

You can learn more about Alphabone Orchestra on their website at or email Dr. John Gerdy at