Raising Musical Kids: A Guide for Parents, Dr. Cutietta, 2013

“Does music make kids smarter? At what age should a child begin music lessons? Where should you purchase an instrument? What should parents expect from a child’s teachers and lessons? How can you get kids to practice? Raising Musical Kids answers these and many other questions as it guides parents through everything from assembling a …

Reference Books

Recommended Reading Harps and Harpist by Roslyn Rensch The Legend of Henriette Renie by Jaymee Haefner Power Performance by Dr. Carrol McLaughlin Carlos Salzedo by Dewey Owens Marcel Grandjany by Ruth K. Inglefield Principal Harpist Guidebook by Sarah Bullen

Harp hands 2009 by James Jordan

Smart Practice Tips

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice, by Anastasia Tsioulcas 十大不可不知練習樂器的要訣 Ten recommended ways of memorizing music in short time (中文) Tips for making the most of practice at home 陪練最重要 by 絲國蘭老師 (Kuo-Lan Szu, pianist /producer)

Organizations

American Harp Society (AHS) Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society (SVC-AHS) Bay Area Chapter of the American Harp Society (BAC-AHS) World Harp Congress Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT-MTNA) Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California (CMTANC) International Society of Folk …

San Jose Youth Symphony at the California Theater

Local Youth Orchestras

California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra California Youth Symphony El Camino Youth Symphony San Francisco Youth Orchestra San Jose Youth Chamber Orestra San Jose Youth Symphony Silicon Valley Youth Harp Ensemble Success Program (Y.E.S.) Stanford Symphony Orchestra