Books for Parents
Machover, Wilma and Marienne Uszler. Sound Choices: Guiding your Child's Musical Experiences. New York: Oxford University Press,1996.
An excellent guide for parents who want to guide their child's music training appropriately. Includes sections on choosing an instrument and teacher, age-appropriate music activities for children and ways to deal with gifted children and those with special needs.
Nathan, Amy. The Young Musician's Survival Guide. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
An informative book that addresses the difficulties young people can encounter when studying a musical instrument. Includes hints and comments from teens as well as professional musicians such as Wynton Marsalia, Paula Robison and James Galway.
Cutietta, Robert A. Raising Musical Kids. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
A "road map" for parents who want to develop their child's musical talents.
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