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J’aide mon enfant à choisir son instrument – EBook


Vous souhaitez que votre enfant découvre la musique et vous hésitez encore sur le choix d’un instrument. Parce que ce choix est déterminant, ce guide vous propose une méthode pas à pas pour définir l’instrument qui lui conviendrait le mieux selon ses goûts et ses aptitudes. Rigoureuse et pratique, elle a déjà fait ses preuves dans le monde entier. Vous favoriserez ainsi l’épanouissement et la réussite de votre enfant.

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The Right Instrument For Your Child 5th Edition

The 5th edition of The Right Instrument For Your Child: The key to unlocking musical potential is out on Amazon

The Right Instrument For Your Child: The key to unlocking musical potential

Atarah Endorses the Prodigy Flute by Jupiter

Atarah Playing the Prodigy Flute

Atarah Playing the Prodigy Flute

Having written in my books that a flute was designed for a fully grown adult, the flute was a REVELATION AND A REVOLUTION for today’s generation who all start much younger than in the past.

I am delighted to endorse Jupiter’s Prodigy Flute as a flute especially recommended for young children learning the flute.


Description of the Prodigy Flute

“The Prodigy’s design is the result of a complete evaluation of a standard flute’s components with the goal to encourage early learning and to help the younger player progress faster. Flutes with curved headjoints were the first step. However, they remain full size in fingering, as body and key design went unchanged.

“Unlike violin designs, which were scaled down to half size and smaller to encourage early learning, flute mechanisms seen on instruments played by three year olds are essentially the same as those played by adults. The Prodigy model 313S is a breakthrough in functional design for teaching flute to the very young and those with smaller hands.”

Prodigy Flute

Prodigy Flute

“The range is to low D. The D# key is on the body section, eliminating the need for the footjoint. Trill keys are also eliminated. This reduces the overall weight to 12oz (340g), 20% less than a standard model flute with curved headjoint. This also shortens overall length and improves balance for the small player.

The main features of the Prodigy Flute are:

  • Ideal for small children
  • Curved head only
  • Body & Foot (integral) silver plate
  • Covered hole
  • Offset finger buttons
  • Range to D
  • The Prodigy Flute

    The Prodigy Flute

    For further details about the Prodigy Flute contact you nearest Korg (UK Ltd) dealer or see the website.

    Music, fun (and education!) for kids in London Barbican Centre, 4th November at 4 PM

    Music, fun (and education!) for kids in London Barbican Centre, 4th November at 4 PM

    Children’s Classic Concerts presents

    Peter and the Wolf and other Musical Tails
    A participation concert for children aged 3 – 13
    at Barbican Centre on 4 November 2007
    Concert starts 4 p.m. Foyer events start 2.45 p.m.

    Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, has inspired three million children with her unique mix of education and fun at her live concerts. Children are invited to join in with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Owen Edwards on a home-made percussion instrument or kazoo. Find out how a symphony orchestra works by joining one!

    Everyone plays in extracts from Peter and the Wolf ,Carnival of the Animals, Flight of the Bumble-bee, Nutcracker Suite,Pink Panther, Ugly Duckling and much more.With Ely Flute Pie live on stage, dancers, animals and a quiz, there’s never a dull moment. Foyer events, including face-painting, making your own instrument and Richmond Youth Jazz Band, continue after concert, making this a fun and enriching afternoon for all the family!

    Children from £7; adults from £10; family tickets available from Box Office 020 7638 8891
    Reduced prices on-line at

    Further details / hi-definition pix from and see

    Press Release – THE BARBICAN BIG BANG!

    Music and fun for kids in London at half-term!


    Children’s Classic Concerts present – THE BARBICAN BIG BANG!
    A participation concert for children aged 3 – 13
    At Barbican Centre on 3 June 2007
    Start of concert, 4 p.m.
    Foyer events start 2.45 p.m. and continue after concert

    Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, has inspired three million children at her live concerts. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy her special magic. With everyone being given a paper bag, to bang with the cannons in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, what else could you call this concert but BARBICAN BIG BANG?

    Children may bring ANY instrument to join in with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Owen Edwards. Play percussion? Clash your cymbals in the overture to Bizet’s Carmen. Recorders and woodwind join in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole. Strings take a bow in Offenbach’s Can Can. Brass can blow their hearts out in Sousa’s Stars and Stripes.

    And everyone can join in Ode to Joy and enjoy the actors and dancers in Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Prokofiev’s Montagues and Capulets. Break dancing, John Williams’ Star Wars, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, the Guildhall Junior Brass Ensemble showing There’s no business like show business and Richmond Youth Jazz Band in the foyer before and after the show. What a way to end the holiday!

    Tickets: children from £7; adults from £10; family tickets available
    Bookings: Box Office 020 7638 8891
    Reduced prices on-line at

    Press: For more information & pictures please contact Atarah

    Download the Press Release BARBICAN BIG BANG

    Children’s Classic Concerts – Review by Kelly Apter

    The average chart star has a longevity of about three years, occasionally more, often less. The average child has an attention span of about three minutes. So persuading them to listen to music which not only lasts ten times longer than your average pop song, but was also written by somebody who’s been on the scene for three hundred years, is no easy task.

    A task, however, which the Artistic Director of Children’s Classic Concerts has approached with nothing short of zeal for the past three decades. A familiar face to those old enough to remember 70’s kids TV shows Seeing And Doing and Rub A Tub Tub, Atarah Ben-Tovim has been overseeing the concert series for six years, and there’s no sign of her enthusiasm slipping. ‘l’ve been doing children’s concerts all over the world for 35 years,’ lays Atarah exuberantly, ‘and I’m still fanatical about the flute and about classical music.’

    Trying to pass on that enthusiasm is the real challenge however, and experience has shown that the easiest way to bridge the generation gap is to use the children’s own language. Relating classical music to their world by comparing an orchestra with the average rock combo, featuring strings, percussion, keyboard and the occasional brass section often helps, although Atarah still asserts that ‘watching a large orchestra is, in some ways, more thrilling than seeing a rock concert.

    In a bid to keep things fresh and modern, this year’s series will only feature work by composers of the 1900s, or as Atarah puts it ‘you had to die this century to get in’. So it’s goodbye to old favourites Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn and hello to the likes of Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams, Edward McGuire and Sally Beamish.

    As usual, there’s lots of audience participation, quizzes and a chance to meet the orchestra, and if you’ve been before that’s no excuse for not going again. ‘No two concerts are ever the same,’ says Atarah. ‘Even if the programme is identical the why we present it will vary from audience to audience.’

    If it is your first time, prepare to be bewitched by Atarah’s infectious passion for the genre.

    ‘About a third of the audience haven’t been to a concert before, and any child who listens to classical music even if it’s only for an hour, has their soul and mind enriched.’