Books on Musical Perseverance

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Teresa said: Aug 21, 2013
Teresa Skinner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
69 posts

Does anyone know of non-fiction books about musical perseverance that would be appropriate for a parent and 12 yo to read together?
Thanks!

…if you listen to the music, it tells you what to do…

Artem Vovk said: Aug 22, 2013
Artem VovkGuitar
Boulder, CO
6 posts

I don’t know if this is exactly what you’re looking for, but I’ve used it as fun supplement for some students:
Miyazaki’s studio (creator of “Spirited Away”) made an anime a while ago about a young cellist—”Goshu The Chellist” (it might be translated Gauche, for whatever reason). It’s a cute little story about a scared boy who has a conflict with his playing and animals help him figure it out. Not too deep, but most kids can relate. It’s very mellow I=compared to recent TV/toons, so I like it.
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/goshu/

For girls, I recommended (of all things) an episode from My Little Pony—season 2 episode 22—Hurricane Fluttershy. Not so much about music, but about stage fright. It’s deceptively deep, but fun, and parents loved it too. However, it can be too girly for boys.
http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Hurricane_Fluttershy

-Artem Vovk
artemvovkguitar.com

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