From Library Journal
"Musical children are not born they are raised," writes Cutietta (director, Sch. of Music and Dance, Univ. of Arizona), and here he provides practical and insightful instruction, both research- and experience-based, on how to encourage children to appreciate and participate in music. Chapters cover everything from creating a musical home environment and finding a good private teacher to careers in music and community resources. In a parent-friendly way, Cutietta continually reiterates his opening premise: raising musical children is a conscious activity. "It is easier now to be a musical nurturing parent than at any other time," he says, and to back up that assertion he provides useful appendixes to suggest additional resources for a child's music education. This volume compares very favorably with Wilma Machover and Marienne Uszler's Sound Choices: Guiding Your Child's Musical Experiences (LJ 9/1/96), which is organized by age but covers much of the same material. Like that earlier book, Cutietta's will be one that parents refer to again and again. An authoritative addition for parenting collections in all public libraries. Janet Brewer, Murray State Univ., KY
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"Cutietta's book will be one that parents refer to again and again. An authoritative addition for parenting collections."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Conveys excellent guidelines and support for parents of musical children. It also offers thought to parents who are uncertain of their child's ability or serious musical interest, as well as giving insight into the child who is sensitive and creative."--Sara McFerrin, Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College and mother of Bobby McFerrin
"Cutietta writes as if he were having a conversation with some parents. He avoids jargon and makes concepts easy to understand.... Parents are in constant search for answers to their questions about music learning for their children. This type of book has been needed for a long time."--Janet Montgomery, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder