“In Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song”, first-time Canadian author W. Ian Walker tells his story of lifelong struggles with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and how he found relief by leaning into the music and his Christian faith during his successful 30-year career in music and the arts. Walker’s book continues to grow in distribution and is listed on 43 international bookseller websites and stores.
In this gritty and moving autobiography published in 2018, Walker offers “hope” for families and individuals facing an ADHD diagnosis. Walker is a classically trained musician and arts manager. He shares stories about how music (with an emphasis on vocal and choral music) brought him joy, success and fulfilment in a life that was marked by a constant battle with ADHD. Walker credits his musical experiences and profoundly personal faith with mitigating and overcoming the potentially devastating impact of the disorder.
He explains how, for 35 years, he used vocal and choral music to help him stay focused, achieve goals, and meet deadlines, in conjunction with his ADHD.