understanding and nurturing parents

Thompson, Merlin B.
February 2016
American Music Teacher;Feb/Mar2016, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p25
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the role of the interest and involvement of parents in their children's success in musical study. He discusses music teachers' understanding the parents of their students, examples of parental support to music students, and the conflicts that arise as a result of discrepancies between parental expectations and children's musical preferences.


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