ERIC Number: ED488710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Growing Your Musician: A Practical Guide for Band and Orchestra Parents
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
This user-friendly guide covers a variety of issues such as choosing the right instrument, how to set practice guidelines, how parents can talk about music with their children, and ways to inspire children and enhance their creativity and confidence. Includes a list of frequently asked questions, a handy guide to musical terms, and lots of tables and charts throughout for easy reference. After an introduction, this book is divided into three sections. Section one, Select the Right Instrument, contains the following chapters: (1) Getting Started; (2) "Tools for Selecting Your Perfect Instrument"; and (3) "Buying and Renting Instruments: What to Expect." Section two, Practice Makes Perfect" contains: (4) "What Is Practice?"; and (5) "Practice Smart: Strategies for Young Musicians." Finally, section three, Secrets of the Pros, includes the two remaining chapters in the book: (6) "Building Basics"; and (7) "Focus on Musicality." Appended are: (1) College and Beyond; (2) Private Lessons; (3) Instrument Nuts and Bolts; and (4) Annotated Book List.
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Parent Materials, Musicians, Music Activities, Self Esteem, Creativity, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Time on Task
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706. Tel: 800-462-6420 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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