How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life
There are more people who miss playing music than there are people who actually do play music. There are countless reasons for not going back to playing, including fear, lack of time, bad memories from childhood experiences, not knowing others who may be playing partners; the list is endless. The common thread running through all these stories is the regret most people express for no longer participating in an activity that they once enjoyed so thoroughly.
Making Time for Making Music helps grownups find ways to bring the joy of music making back into their lives. Filled with actual success stories from hundreds of adults that managed to make adjustments in their lives in order to make a place for music, author Amy Nathan has written perhaps the perfect guide for anyone considering “making a comeback”. With advice from experts covering almost every subject, from advice on how to polish up rusty skills, overcoming mental roadblocks, even advice on how to form an ensemble.
Amy Nathan, an amateur pianist and choral singer, is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for adults and young people, including two music books for Oxford University Press: The Music Parents' Survival Guide: A Parent-to-Parent Conversation and The Young Musician's Survival Guide. Other books include: Meet the Musicians, Meet the Dancers, Round and Round Together, Yankee Doodle Gals, Count On Us, Take a Seat-Make A Stand, and The Kids' Allowance Book. A graduate of Harvard with masters' degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia's Teachers College, she is the mother of two musical sons: her older son is composer Eric Nathan; her younger son is a saxophone-playing political scientist.