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Sound Choices: Guiding Your Child's Musical Experiences Hardcover – May 9, 1996


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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 1160L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; annotated edition edition (May 9, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195092074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195092073
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,271,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At what age should my child begin music lessons? How should we go about choosing an instrument? What makes a good music teacher? Here Machover (director of artistic programs, Hoff-Barthelson Music Sch.) and Uszler (keyboard studies, Univ. of Southern California) help answer these questions and provide parents with a practical, down-to-earth guide focusing on "choices that relate to making music part of your child's life." The authors divide this exceptionally well-organized book into four parts?choices at certain ages (early childhood?adolescence); important choices (instrument, teacher, and cost); challenging choices (gifted and special needs children); and general resources (books, recordings, and videos). Chapters begin with lists of contents and conclude with "Chapter Highlights"; gray focal boxes throughout present substantive material in clear, concise bulleted lists. There are scores of books written for the music educator, but Machover and Uszler have written a unique guidebook for parents that makes it clear that "learning about music or learning to play an instrument does not happen without commitment and involvement on the part of both parent and child." A resource that parents will refer to again and again, this is recommended for all public libraries.?Janet Lynn Brewer, Murray State Univ., Ky.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Sound Choices provides a much-needed resource for parents covering current issues and concerns regarding the music education of their children....This text, rich in its responses to common parental inquiries, will help bridge the

"How nice to see such an informative and comprehensive book about the range of options available to music students. In its discussion of teaching styles and different music schools, this book is a good resource for parents, teachers, and anyone seeking a musical education."--Yo-Yo Ma

"Sound Choices is a wonderfully creative and informative book which provides the essential information needed by parents in bringing music to their children. In particular, the authors have treated the art of music as an extraordinary gift which enhances the lives of all children. It is an exceptionally valuable resource which should be found in every home."--Joseph W. Polisi, President, The Juilliard School

Sound Choices is the best book that I have ever seen for parents who want practical answers to nitty-gritty questions about how to nurture their children's musical development. The rich collection of musical resources alone is worth the purchase price. I hope that every parent of every child who loves music will have this book on their bookshelf!"--Thomas Armstrong, Armstrong Creative Training Services

"This is a badly needed book for parents, offering wonderful information on music teaching and learning that is at once easy to read and solid professionally. The coverage is broad in scope and the sections at the end of each chapter on additional resources are especially good. Finally we have something to offer parents that is not a promotional flier or a boring textbook! BRAVO."--Peter R. Webster, Professor of Music Education, School of Music, Northwestern University --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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