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Thomas, Amy E. – General Music Today, 2008
This article suggests ways early childhood music educators can help parents bring more meaningful music activities into their homes. Suggestions are based on survey results from 50 parents with young children at home. The survey investigated the relationship among parents' perceived musical ability, the amount of time they spent in musical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty