Foreword ; 1. Tune In ; 2. Picking and Switching ; 3. The Time Squeeze ; 4. Boring-Practice Blues ; 5. Woodshedding Basics ; 6. The Jitters ; 7. The Peer Scene ; 8. Teacher Talk ; 9. Gear Up ; 10. Play On ; Glossary ; Resource Guide ; About the Troupe of Advisors ; Index
Amy Nathan is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Meet the Musicians, Meet the Dancers, Count on Us, and Yankee Doodle Gals. A Harvard graduate with master's degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia Teacher's College, she is an ever-struggling piano student and has two musical sons: one a composer and a trumpter, the other a saxophone-playing government major.
How do young people cope with the demands of a life in music? For thoughts on this, Amy Nathan has turned to a variety of helpful sources. This revised and expanded edition adds new sections on the ways in which technology can assist in the process of mastering an instrument; it also addresses the special concerns of young composers and conductors. * Teaching Music *