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ERIC Number: EJ906730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Working with Proactive Parents
Poliniak, Susan
Teaching Music, v18 n2 p38-40, 42-43 Oct 2010
Music education doesn't end in the classroom; for many teachers, it's crucial to engage on the home front as well. Parental involvement can have an enormous impact on a music program. Mothers and fathers--as well as other family members--can act as strong advocates, effective fundraisers, sources of invaluable help for performances, and enthusiastic moral support for both the teacher and his/her students. That's why it's best to foster positive relationships with students' families as early and often as possible. What are the most effective ways of fostering those relationships? This article offers selected comments from three teachers about their experiences with parents. They discuss parental interest, the importance of communication, and success stories.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A