First Steps in Music Parent Handbook
This concise handbook is the perfect introduction to John M. Feierabend's remarkable approach to teaching and learning music - a guide for parents of young children and anyone seeking to understand more about this music education curriculum and practice.
This book is written by Connie Greenwood, a veteran First Steps in Music practitioner, and was developed and refined over many years through her own successful music education program. The handbook provides clear information, much of it in easy-to-digest outline form, about the First Steps in Music program, expectations for parents, and details about the teaching approach and sequencing.
Especially helpful are details about how to help young children learn at home and how to support children in infant and preschool music classes. The ultimate goal, of course, is to help children become musically independent and develop a lifelong love and appreciation of musicians as they become tuneful, beatful, and artful!
Connie Greenwood is the lead teacher and director of the First Steps in Music program at the University of Hartford's Hartt Community Division in West Hartford, CT.