Meet the Musicians

From Prodigies (or not) to Pros

Amy Nathan

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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.

 

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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

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

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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

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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
March 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805097863
ISBN10: 0805097864
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
6 x 9 inches, 176 pages, Includes 40 black-and-white halftone pictures and 15 line pictures
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$16.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805077438
ISBN10: 080507743X
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
6 x 9 inches, 176 pages, Includes 40 black-and-white halftone pictures and 15 line pictures
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$17.95

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429937252
ISBN10: 1429937254
Middle-Grade Nonfiction176 pages, Includes 40 black-and-white halftone pictures and 15 line pictures
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$7.99
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