Published Material

Atarah’s Book

Now sadly out of print

Atarah's Book

Children and Music

Now sadly out of print
Children and Music

The Right Instrument for your Child

A unique system by which any adult (teacher or parent) can select an instrument for a given child which will invert the usual 90% failure rate and almost guarantee success. Now in its fourth updated English edition. Also in French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Korean and Chinese editions.

ISBN: 9781409138129 - The Right Instrument for Your Child

The Right Instrument for Your Child
Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE, Douglas Boyd

ISBN10: 1409138127 ISBN13: 9781409138129
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 5th Edition 12 Apr 2012
The definitive guide to choosing the right instrument and unlocking your child’s musical potential. This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child. Starting with the physical and emotional make-up of the child and using questionnaires and charts, the authors systematically explain the pros and cons of various instruments. For instance, a child who loves company might not enjoy playing the piano as it is predominantly a solo instrument. It appeals more to quiet introverts and yet many a child has been forced to learn only to give up as soon as they are allowed. As well as examining each individual instrument, the authors give advice on how some of the pitfalls can be avoided and provide information on buying and practising. Based on years of research by the authors, whose experience is unsurpassed, this is a comprehensive and inspirational book that will help unlock every child’s potential.

For further details visit Blackwell’s website.

You Can Make Music

Meet the Orchestra

Is part of the series of book-plus-cassette classroom and in-home kits, entitled Atarah’s Bandkits. (published by: Novello)

The Flute Book

Is an unashamed wallow in flutes and fluting. The book includes a playalong CD featuring myself and one of my heroes, the wonderful Belgian flautist Marc Grauwels. ISBN 1 898304 23 8 (published by: Random House, UK)

The Flute Book

Atarah’s Elastic Band Kits

A series of “play along” cassettes and accompanying books.

Atarah's Elastic Band Kits

The Best of Children’s Classic Concerts Vols 1 and 2

Children’s Classic Concerts Wonderful material in CD or cassette form to introduce children to the orchestral repertoire. Introduced and with participation. Available from

The Best of Children's Classic Concerts

The Young Orchestral Flautist / Le Jeune Flúte dans l’Orchestre

A series of graded orchestral excerpts.

The Young Orchestral Flautist

Queen Eleanor’s Legacy

A medieval and modern novel about possession, in which the heroine is… wait for it… a flute-player. Picture unavailable. ISBN 0 7499 0226 4 (published by:. Piatkus)

Atarah’s Band LPs and cassettes

Now sadly out of print.

Le Trio Alienor

Exquisite repertoire of Czech, French and English music performed by Atarah, Stella Marisova (soprano) and Patrick Hilliard (keyboards). £10 inc post from