Introduction / Carlos R. Abril and Jody L. Kerchner -- pt. I. Infancy and early childhood. Songs of belonging: musical interactions in early life / Beatriz Ilari ; From the teacher's view: observations of toddlers' musical development / Wendy H. Valerio ; Community music program for parents and children with and without special needs, A / Marcia Earl Humpal ; Musical portraits, musical pathways: stories of meaning making in the lives of six families / Lori A. Custodero -- pt. II. Childhood. Pulling the curtain back on performance in the elementary school / Carlos R. Abril ; Camaleon, El: the musical secrets of Mirella Valdez / Chee Hoo Lum and Patricia Shehan Campbell ; Improvisatory musical experiences in the lives of children with severe disabilities / Kimberly A. McCord ; Composing in the classroom: the journey of five children / Betty Anne Younker -- pt. III. Adolescence. Strings attached: the reality show / Margaret H. Berg ; Drawing middle-schoolers' attention to music / Jody L. Kerchner ; At-risk teens: making sense of life through music composition / Maud Hickey ; Boys' voices inside and outside choral music / Patrick K. Freer ; Music in motion: an overture to the student experience in the high-school marching band / Cecil Adderley ; Violin and the fiddle, The: narratives of music and musician in a high-school setting / Matthew D. Thibeault -- pt. IV. Adulthood and older adulthood. Creation to performance the journey of an African American community gospel-jazz ensemble / Marvelene C. Moore ; Both sides of the coin: experienced musicians tell of lives lived and shared / Katherine Strand ; Dancing inside: Dalcroze eurhythmics in a therapeutic setting / R.J. David Frego ; Voices of experience: lessons from older adult amateur musicians / Don D. Coffman.
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