Eschew the concept of music as a chore in your child's life. Make an occasion of trips to the concert hall. (Don't be afraid to leave if the child grows restless.) Let him hear the records you wish him to cherish often -- but play them ostensibly for your benefit rather than his. Let dinner music be light rather than symphonic, but balance the program with a daily exposure to serious listening. The author advocates both caution and discipline in decisions governing training to play instruments. Howard Taubman, author of several earlier books on related topics, launches a subtle and sagacious campaign to make children and music friends for life. His extensive list of suggested recordings will see them from Peter and the Wolf through adolescence. Helpful and realistic for parents.