This self-help guide is essential reading for any parent or carer wishing to know more about bringing music into the life of their child. Twenty short chapters, which assume no musical knowledge, are packed with expert advice on how to support your child through every stage of musical development, from birth through to early adulthood. Helpful advice is included on: music-making with the very young; recognising and encouraging musicality; choosing the right instrument; getting the most out of music lessons; encouraging practice; public performance; and music exams.
Subtitled 'You, Your Child and Music', this book aims to help parents understand and support musical education given principally through instrumental lessons. It covers a wide range of topics from choosing an instrument to choosing a career in music, but possibly the most useful part is chapters 7-9 entilted 'What happens in music lessons', 'Practice' and 'How can I help my child's progress?' Although a little simplistic at times ('good teachers always expect the best from their pupils'), this will help to prepare and reassure those for whom music appears to be a wholly mystifying activity. There are chapters on music in school and music and technology, and children with both special needs and great talent are also catered for. There is even a glossary of useful words ('fingering - the placing of fingers on a musical instrument'). As you would expect from the ABRSM, this book is very well produced and will be a great help to both parents and teachers alike.
Item DetailsCategory: Parenting A Musical Child
Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Publisher's reference: 9781860963933
Our Stock Code: 900096
Media Type: Paperback (192 pages [score])