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How to Get Your Child to Practice ... Without Resorting to Violence

Cynthia Richards draws on thirty-five years of experience in teaching music to young people and helping them succeed.

“I wish my mother had made me practice when I was young!”
“When I was your age, I would have given anything to be able to take music lessons.”

“Just wait until you grow up! You’ll be sorry that you didn’t practice.”

Music is an essential part of human life. Everyone responds to some kind of music. It is a way to feel and express our emotions, to communicate with others, to develop and refine our talents and sensitivities, and to relieve stress. It brings beauty into living.

Many people begin a musical education but few become truly proficient. In this enjoyable and informative book, Cynthia Richards draws on thirty-five years of experience in teaching music to young people and helping them succeed. She reveals the techniques that work and the traps that can defeat the entire process. She teaches how to use practicing as a means of building parent-child relationships rather than damaging them.

Teachers can improve the results of their work with students and their parents. “This book helped me be a better teacher. And as a teacher, it made it possible for me to teach my own children.”

It is no wonder that people who have read this book have said, “I wish my parents had had this book when I was growing up!”

5.5 by 8.5 inches, 151 pages, perfect bound

Price per copy $14.95
Add $1.50 per copy for shipping within the United States.
Utah residents please add 6.85% sales tax.

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