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Good Music Brighter Children: Simple and Practical Ideas to Help Transform Your Child's Life Through the Power of Music

ISBN: 9781484157312
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Edition: 2 (60% new material)
Publication Date: 2014-01-24
Number of pages: 464
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Did you know that music has the power to increase your child’s intelligence? Scientific studies at some of the most respected universities in the world indicate that children introduced to classical music at a young age read earlier and perform better on achievement tests. Inside, respected educator, Sharlene Habermeyer gives you a simple, step-by-step program that any parent can follow. You’ll discover how introducing your children to good music can: accelerate language development, improve math and science skills, increase memory and concentration, improve reading comprehension and retention, enhance physical coordination and benefit children with learning disabilities and more. This book is a powerful guideline for any parent who wants to help their child develop into a bright, well-rounded and confident adult.

“With a scientist’s eye and an artist’s voice, Habermeyer examines everything from the benefits of music for the developing brain to music’s ability to improve cultural awareness. This is an encyclopedic, invaluable resource for anyone who believes in music education. A magnum opus, fact-filled and inspiring, on the benefits of music.” -Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC

“This book outlines why music is important to learning, and provides parents with excellent suggestions for launching and sustaining a musical influence in the lives of their children.” -James S. Catterall, professor of education and co-director of Imagination Project at UCLA.

This book is a well-crafted look at the importance and many benefits of music in our children’s lives at home and school. It is an enjoyable, lucid, and informative read for anyone who wants to better understand or make the case for the value of arts education in our schools.” -Tim Seldin, President, The Montessori Foundation

“This beautifully written work presents the most compelling argument to date that supports why we as a society must continue to fulfill the cultural mandate of including music in the life of every child.” -Kathleen A. Horvath, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education, Case Western Reserve University

“This book provides educators, parents, and the community with critical information as well as the language to advocate for music’s rightful position within a child’s complete education.” -Joan Ashcraft, DMA, Director, Tucson Unified School District, Performing Arts, Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA)

“A great resource for both parents and teachers. Anyone interested in music or the overall well-being of children will not be able to put this book down.” -Lisha Papert Lercari, Director, Music and the Brain

“Carefully researched and highly readable, Good Music, Brighter Children is written for musicians and non-musicians alike. It is filled with wisdom, insight and helpful tips to bring music into the home for all ages and stages of childhood.” -Shauna Bird Dunn, JD, MPA, Utah Young Mother of the Year, 2010

“This book is an incalculable resource for family members, educators, and music-affiliated retailers alike. Parents should immerse themselves in its message.” -Antoinette Purdon, The Piano Company, Leesburg, Virginia

“Every parent should read this book to discover the hidden talents of children; even those with learning disabilities. Nothing is impossible if we strive to help our children through the power of good music.” -Miriam Choi, Suzuki Piano Teacher (Advanced), Melbourne, Australia

“Good Music, Brighter Children perfectly outlined for me how to brighten my children’s lives through the world of music -Nancy Allen Naroff, Mother of musicians Madeline and Dylan

“Good Music, Brighter Children is a refreshing and inspiring ‘how-to’ manual for parents who want to improve their child’s life through music.” -Michelle Whitesides, Mother and Young Violinist Chairperson PVRSO

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