Manuscript - For Parents "The Evil of Music Lessons"
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A manuscript by Harold Bradley that discusses the types of musical education and focuses on the practice of having children take music lessons. For example, Bradley states "You do not want your child to be a musician. This is something over which you will have little control. Fundamentally, all children love music and love to perform. If you are an exceptional parent you may be able to withstand the blandishments of the teacher who tells you how talented your child is. But what about the child? How long do you think it takes before he is convinced? Not very long. Everything is in the music teacher's favor. If you are a sensible parent you are not going to convince your child at home that she is a genius, neither will the child learn this at school from her teachers there. To the child it is only the music teacher who is able to recognize her talent."