A lack of confidence in their musical abilities may hold back some would-be music-makers, caused by feelings left over from less-than-positive childhood musical experiences. Luckily, it is possible to reboot as an adult by trying a different instrument or type of music, finding beginner-friendly ensembles, joining music support groups, forging more collegial teacher-student relationships and realizing that recitals are optional for adults.
By Amy Nathan I became a “music mom” courtesy of Fred Rogers. By chance, we recorded a week’s worth of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes on music when my older son was about fifteen months old. He liked all the shows, but his favorite was on the Empire Brass Quintet. He insisted on watching that episode over and … Continue reading Music Survival Guides for Kids, Parents — And Teachers, Too