Your Musical Child

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(String Letter Publishing). What makes a child fall in love with learning to play music? How does talent develop? When is the right time to start lessons? Which instrument is the best fit? Why is practice so challenging and what can parents do to keep kids musically motivated? Where can a parent learn about music programs, camps, books, recordings, and other important resources? This groundbreaking book answers these questions and many others, serving up healthy portions of insight, humor, research, practical advice, fresh ideas and heartfelt

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Overview

(String Letter Publishing). What makes a child fall in love with learning to play music? How does talent develop? When is the right time to start lessons? Which instrument is the best fit? Why is practice so challenging and what can parents do to keep kids musically motivated? Where can a parent learn about music programs, camps, books, recordings, and other important resources? This groundbreaking book answers these questions and many others, serving up healthy portions of insight, humor, research, practical advice, fresh ideas and heartfelt encouragement for making the most of musical development from pregnancy through the elementary years. It provides everything parents need to nurture children so they may begin to discover their own unique voices. If one book can keep kids from quitting, this is it! "This book will help you find a new relationship with your child, and perhaps, yourself ... It's never too late." Graham Nash

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890490515
  • Publisher: String Letter Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Baron Turner is a music educator, child development specialist, and award-winning author of the best-selling instructional SmartStart Guitar series. She founded and directs Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit program that brings music making into schools with teacher training and support. Her experience counseling and providing educational therapy to children inspired the development of the “Braid Model,” a holistic and practical approach to nurturing musical development.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xii
1 Parents As Musical Partners 1
Seventeen Rules of the Musical Road 13
2 Ages and Stages of Musical Development 15
Birth to One Year 18
One to Two Years 22
Three to Four Years 25
Five to Six Years 29
Six to Eight Years 33
Questions, Answers, and More Questions 39
3 Pregnancy and Music 41
4 Cultivating Interest and Talent and Aiming for Success 49
5 Jump-Starting Your Child's Music Education 61
6 Understanding Your Child's Learning Styles 65
7 Learning Disabilities vs. Sensory Integration Disorders 83
8 Singing in Tune and Perfect Pitch 91
9 Rhythm Games 101
10 Music and Intelligence 111
11 Music Therapy 117
12 Selecting a Musical Instrument 121
13 Choosing a Music Teacher and Program 133
14 Practice, Progress, and Reinforcements 155
15 Preparing to Perform 175
16 Degrees of Excellence 177
17 All in the Musical Family 183
18 Big Kids' Dreams of Fame and Fortune 195
Resources 201
Recordings 201
Organizations 209
Music Instruction Programs 213
Books 220
Sources 225
Bibliography and References 227
About the Author 235
About the Photographer 237
Testimonials 238
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