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by Douglas Boyd,Atarah Ben-Tovim


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Atarah Ben-Tovim was made an MBE for services to children's music.

Atarah Ben-Tovim was made an MBE for services to children's music. She has an honorary doctorate of music from the British Council for National Academic Awards, is an associate of both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, and was a child prodigy on the flute. Douglas Boyd is a musical drop-out, has been a BBC TV producer, and is a linguist. Please do NOT purchase this book if you are looking for the right instrument for your child! Seek out a music store with a music teacher and have your kid try out different instruments.

This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child. Starting with the physical and emotional make-up of the child and using questionnaires and charts, the authors systematically explain the pros and cons of various instruments. For instance, a child who loves company might not enjoy playing the piano as it is predominantly a solo instrument.

Author:Boyd, Douglas. This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child

Author:Boyd, Douglas. Publisher:Orion Publishing Co. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child.

The Right Instrument for your Child by Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd. London: Gollancz, 1985. 5 (hardback); £. 5 (paperback), 144 pp. George Pratt.

Atarah Ben-Tovim, Douglas Boyd. The book works on the premise that you know your child, but not much about musical instruments. Whilst completing the exercises through the book the authors tell you about musical instruments and the type of people who play them.

Douglas Boyd, Atarah Ben-Tovim. This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child

Douglas Boyd, Atarah Ben-Tovim. It appeals more to quiet introverts and yet many a child has been forced to learn only to give up as soon as they are allowed.

Atarah Ben-Tovim was made an . 1980) - for services to children's music. She was a child prodigy on the flute. Douglas Boyd is a brilliantly gifted linguist but a musical drop-out. She has an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Council for National Academic Awards (1991) and is an Associate of both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Country of Publication.

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Choosing the Right Music Instrument for Your Child's Personality. Updated on December 5, 2016. From 1991 to 2011, in my capacity as the administrator of a music school, I experienced the successful implementation of practical guidelines provided by Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd in their book The Right Instrument For Your Child. Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd captivate the attention of parents and music teachers with a couple of statements -. Nine children out of ten could succeed in learning a music instrument

Did you know nine out of ten children could succeed in learning a musical instrument? This unique guide offers a practical system for selecting the right instrument for your child. Starting from the physical and emotional make-up of the child, the authors systematically explain the pros and cons of the whole range of musical instruments. Simple charts and questionnaires help parents and teachers use the book, and expert advice is offered on how parents can best support their children once they have chosen their instrument. Based on years of research by the authors, this inspiring guide will help to unlock the potential of every child.

Comments: (7)

Qane
Please do NOT purchase this book if you are looking for the right instrument for your child! Seek out a music store with a music teacher and have your kid try out different instruments. I am a music teacher and I read this book for the sole enjoyment of the politically incorrect stereotypes placed upon players of these different instruments. This is NOT a good guide for choosing an instrument, BUT it is a hilarious read for music teachers.
Shazel
It seems to be working. I got to the end. I only have one instrument to look at, the harp, but haven't been successful getting in to see the teacher. She is far away and always gone. I may just go with the other top instruments that the book guided me to.
Great, great book! Author seems pretty smart and knowing. It is an easy read, easy to follow and he really is personable.
Hamrl
Easy to read and a helpful practical way to choose the musical instrument that is most likely going to be the one that our children will excel & enjoy the most.
Bludsong
This is an interesting guide. I never gave much thought to personality factoring into instrument choice, and the authors make this a primary consideration. The book has a checklist to gauge your child's personality, although I found it tricky to pick between traits such as academic or creative, serious or fun seeking. My children behave differently according to circumstances, and this type of black and white labeling was a challenge for me. Nevertheless, I found it extremely helpful to follow the exercises and think about personality, physical aspects, and academic interests. According to the book, the French Horn is better for thin to medium lipped children, while the trombone has a larger mouthpiece and is easier for bigger lips to blow. The piano may not be good for extremely social kids, as it takes many years before they can play in an ensemble. These are good things to factor in when making this important decision.

The authors believe that a child should be reading fluently and doing basic math operations before taking up an instrument. Obviously, this means that they do not advocate having a preschool child take up an instrument. Their idea is that kids should be exposed to music early on, but not attempt serious study until age 7, 8, or later. There is discourse relating to how intense the requirement for parental involvement in Suzuki style lessons, though the book does not actaully come out as overtly Suzuki bashing.

The authors also state that a child may give up after a short time or a few years if the instrument is not the correct match. Their message is that the proper instrument will provide a lifelong hobby or career.
Jwalextell
I started piano at the age of almost 5, and had 11 subsequent years of lessons. Alongside, I played 2 yrs of violin, followed by 3 yrs of flute, and found my love between the summer of 8th and 9th grade on the oboe. I still occasionally play piano, flute and oboe today, and my 9 year old daughter is now playing my violin. What I found interesting about this book is it really seemed so accurate, given my family history! My brother, who didn't start piano until 9 yrs of age, is a far more accomplished pianist than I am, even though I took more years of lessons. My daughter has accomplished in 2 years what it took me over 4 years to do because she started when she was older. This book speaks strongly about delaying the start of piano lessons, and based on my experiences, I would have to concur.

The scary chapter for me was about the oboe. They STRONGLY discourage a child from playing it, and say it's a self selecting instrument at about the age of 14. EXACTLY ACCURATE for me. They say stubborn, tight lipped children do best; socially, oboists largely keep to themselves. Right on the money, in my experience. Now that I'm helping my children select their instruments, it's been very helpful to read th is book again and again. I highly recommend this one!
HyderCraft
An excellent book with many usable advices how to choose appropriate instrument. Detailed descriptions of nearly all "classical" instruments (except for accordion), with guidelines regarding child's physical, mental and social characteristics. I consider this book very useful for parents, as well as for adult (amateur) musicians who want to better know characteristics of different instruments.
from earth
I obtained this book to assist with planning for my job as a grades 4-8 band instructor. Don't be fooled by the 2005 or 2012 editions that look fresh and new; it is hopelessly outdated and borderline offensive in its assessment of the instruments and their players. Consider the following:
"Shy or lonely children (who enjoy their own privacy) adore playing tunes on their flutes day after day, week after week."
On technical skills needed for the clarinet: "Boys with a passion for model-making and taking things to pieces have developed this set of skills better than most girls."
On the saxophone: "...few young children or small-bodied girls will naturally like the sound of these instruments."
On the bassoon: "Many slow learners are drawn to the warm sound of this very 'human' instrument."
"Many slightly overweight children who do not have a lot of spare energy are very happy on the tuba."
Also on the tuba: "You do not need an agile brain. The music is not difficult to read, it is repetitive and you rarely have to play fast."

If these excerpts did not make you heartily roll your eyes, by all means, consult a resource that stereotypes by gender and claims just about every instrument's music is "easy to read," which makes no sense. It also says that piano requires "low energy" to play and that since it is self-contained "sociable" children couldn't possibly enjoy it or be successful.

This is the oddest thing I've read in quite a while and having played all the instruments of the band, I do understand that not every one is a great fit for every child. However, this book is masquerading as a methodical resource for instrument selection when it is really just guiding you toward putting children in sad, little, metaphorical instrument boxes.
The Right Instrument for Your Child download epub
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Author: Douglas Boyd,Atarah Ben-Tovim
ISBN: 0297850652
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Publishing (August 1, 2005)
Pages: 160 pages