Why I wrote this book
Much of the material available to parents–on any subject–is “prescriptive,” that is, poses a problem, followed by a solution. An example in music is “My child doesn’t want to practice. What should I do?” The writer may propose various ways, such as rewards. I find that these solutions work in the short term, but more effective is for parents to understand the music-learning process, and how to commit to the learning in multiple ways.