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    Description"If I could learn to play the cello well, as I thought I could, I could show by my own example that we all have greater powers than we think; that whatever we want to learn or learn to do, we probably can learn; that our lives and our possibilities are not determined and fixed by what happened to us when we were little, or by what experts say we can or cannot do."Best known for his brilliant insight into the way children learn, John Holt was also an intrepid explorer of adult learning. At the age of forty, with no particular musical background, he took up the cello. His touching and hilarious account of his passionate second career demolished the myth that one must start an instrument (or a sport, or a language) in early childhood, and will inspire any reader who dreams of taking up a new skill.


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    Title
    Never Too Late
    Subtitle
    My Musical Life Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Holt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780201567632
    ISBN 10: 0201567636
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VSC
    DC21: 780.92
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JNP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC E4L: CAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 780/.92
    B&T Approval Code: A08608000
    LC classification: ML419.H64 A3 1991
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: ML419.H64A
    Thema V1.0: VSC, JNP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    11 September 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as "the gentle voice of reason" (Life magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.
    Back cover copy
    Best known for his brilliant insight into the way children learn, John Holt was also an intrepid explorer of adult learning. At the age of forty, with no particular musical background, he took up the cello. His touching and hilarious account of his passionate second career demolished the myth that one must start an instrument (or a sport, or a language) in early childhood, and will inspire any reader who dreams of taking up a new skill.
    Table of contents
    * Introduction: How and Why * A Week of Music * Early Music Memories * Swinging at Exeter * Stravinsky and Woody Herman: College and the War Years * Meet Beethoven * Solving a Mystery * First Attempts * Beginning the Cello * Intermezzo * Playing and Learning * Apple Hill * Epilogue: Clearing a Space