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Meet the Musicians

From Prodigies (or not) to Pros

Amy Nathan

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

The musicians of the New York Philharmonic were kids once too!
 
How does a kid who just wants to play baseball make the transition to creating beautiful music?
 
Musicians from many different sections of the New York Philharmonic share how they became involved in music as kids and how their careers have progressed since then. They also have some helpful advice, such as
• break down pieces you’re learning into small, reachable goals
• play it as beautifully as you can, even if it’s just a scale
• make up words to go with the melody you’re studying to learn it faster

With exclusive interviews, helpful hints, and a kid-friendly approach, this book is an all-access guide to the world of classical music.

Meet the Musicians is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Meet the Musicians
CARTER BREYCelloAge when he started cello: 12 (started violin at 9) Pet he had as a kid: Dog named Randolph Pets he has now: Cats named Ginger and Thomas Favorite books as a kid: Horatio Hornblower books by C. S. Forester Other activities as a kid: Running, sailing, swimming, taking flying lessons Other activities now: Running, sailing, playing with his kids Grew up in: Westchester County, New York Education: Peabody Institute; Yale University Before the Philharmonic: Cleveland Orchestra; freelance soloist Joined New York Philharmonic: 1996 as Principal Cello Music he listens
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Amy Nathan

  • Amy Nathan is the award-winning author of several books, including The Young Musician's Survival Guide. She lives in Upstate New York
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Meet the Musicians

From Prodigies (or not) to Pros

Amy Nathan

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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