Kindling the Spark

Kindling the Spark : Recognizing and Developing Musical Potential

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In "Kindling the Spark", the author offers a synthesis of the research and resources on musical talent - what it is, how to identify and recognize it and how to nurture and develop it. Gathering perspectives on musical talent from psychological, musical and educational fields into a single volume, Haroutounian clarifies the central issues concerning talent recognition and development for parents and teachers alike. Exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children that are useful in spotting and developing musical potential.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 641g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones & line drawings
  • 0195129482
  • 9780195129489

About Joanne Haroutounian

Joanne Haroutounian is a member of the piano family at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She is a distinguished pedagogy author, clinician, soloist, and chamber musician. She developed the MTNA's MUSICALINK program for talented students and serves as a member of the editorial committee for American Music Teacher Magazine.show more

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"Kindling the Spark gathers together subjects, and treatments of subjects, not found elsewhere in one place. . . . The book provides solid research material in a field that is seldom dealt with in depth, with precision, and in a language that musicians will understand." -- Marienne Uszler, Editor, Piano & Keyboard"Kindling the Spark is a must for teachers, parents, students, nonmusicians, and performers who want a readable and well documented guide for the complex task of recognizing and nurturing musical talent. Joanne Haroutounian helps us to understand and harness that powerful, yet illusive element, and shows how more than an elite few can enjoy the benefits of quality musical experiences. She has truly succeeded in kindling the 'spark.'"--Dr. Sally Reis, National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented"The most significant thing about this book is the author's ability to present a really insightful picture of what being a musician feels like from the inside, and how that is different from other talents, artistic and otherwise. The importance of this is crucial to the understanding of the value of music by school principals, school teachers, and parents. The book also gives a nice overview, carefully presented and well researched, of the of the educational tools available to teachers and school systems." -- Sue Kahn, Director, Preparatory Divison, Mannes College of Music"Ms. Haroutounian demonstrates her thorough knowledge and experience in the area without being 'preachy'. . . . The pace and presentation of the material is really well done. I can tell Ms. Haroutounian must be an excellent teacher, too." -- Joanne Erwin, Professor of Music, Oberlin College "Kindling the Spark gathers together subjects, and treatments of subjects, not found elsewhere in one place. . . . The book provides solid research material in a field that is seldom dealt with in depth, with precision, and in a language that musicians will understand." -- Marienne Uszler, Editor, Piano & Keyboard "Kindling the Spark is a must for teachers, parents, students, nonmusicians, and performers who want a readable and well documented guide for the complex task of recognizing and nurturing musical talent. Joanne Haroutounian helps us to understand and harness that powerful, yet illusive element, and shows how more than an elite few can enjoy the benefits of quality musical experiences. She has truly succeeded in kindling the 'spark.'"--Dr. Sally Reis, National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented "The most significant thing about this book is the author's ability to present a really insightful picture of what being a musician feels like from the inside, and how that is different from other talents, artistic and otherwise. The importance of this is crucial to the understanding of the value of music by school principals, school teachers, and parents. The book also gives a nice overview, carefully presented and well researched, of the of the educational tools available to teachers and school systems." -- Sue Kahn, Director, Preparatory Divison, Mannes College of Music "Ms. Haroutounian demonstrates her thorough knowledge and experience in the area without being 'preachy'. . . . The pace and presentation of the material is really well done. I can tell Ms. Haroutounian must be an excellent teacher, too." -- Joanne Erwin, Professor of Music, Oberlin College "Kindling the Spark gathers together subjects, and treatments of subjects, not found elsewhere in one place. . . . The book provides solid research material in a field that is seldom dealt with in depth, with precision, and in a language that musicians will understand." -- Marienne Uszler, Editor, Piano & Keyboard "Kindling the Spark is a must for teachers, parents, students, nonmusicians, and performers who want a readable and well documented guide for the complex task of recognizing and nurturing musical talent. Joanne Haroutounian helps us to understand and harness that powerful, yet illusive element, and shows how more than an elite few can enjoy the benefits of quality musical experiences. She has truly succeeded in kindling the 'spark.'"--Dr. Sally Reis, National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented "The most significant thing about this book is the author's ability to present a really insightful picture of what being a musician feels like from the inside, and how that is different from other talents, artistic and otherwise. The importance of this is crucial to the understanding of the value of music by school principals, school teachers, and parents. The book also gives a nice overview, carefully presented and well researched, of the of the educational tools available to teachers and school systems." -- Sue Kahn, Director, Preparatory Divison, Mannes College of Music "Ms. Haroutounian demonstrates her thorough knowledge and experience in the area without being 'preachy'. . . . The pace and presentation of the material is really well done. I can tell Ms. Haroutounian must be an excellent teacher, too." --Joanne Erwin, Professor of Music, Oberlin College "Kindling the Spark gathers together subjects, and treatments of subjects, not found elsewhere in one place. . . . The book provides solid research material in a field that is seldom dealt with in depth, with precision, and in a language that musicians will understand." -- Marienne Uszler, Editor, Piano & Keyboard"Kindling the Spark is a must for teachers, parents, students, nonmusicians, and performers who want a readable and well documented guide for the complex task of recognizing and nurturing musical talent. Joanne Haroutounian helps us to understand and harness that powerful, yet illusive element, andshows how more than an elite few can enjoy the benefits of quality musical experiences. She has truly succeeded in kindling the 'spark.'"--Dr. Sally Reis, National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented"The most significant thing about this book is the author's ability to present a really insightful picture of what being a musician feels like from the inside, and how that is different from other talents, artistic and otherwise. The importance of this is crucial to the understanding of the valueof music by school principals, school teachers, and parents. The book also gives a nice overview, carefully presented and well researched, of the of the educational tools available to teachers and school systems." -- Sue Kahn, Director, Preparatory Divison, Mannes College of Music"Ms. Haroutounian demonstrates her thorough knowledge and experience in the area without being 'preachy'. . . . The pace and presentation of the material is really well done. I can tell Ms. Haroutounian must be an excellent teacher, too." -- Joanne Erwin, Professor of Music, OberlinCollegeshow more

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