My favorite part of this kit is the "caterpillar" tool to learn letter names. For the younger students who have a harder time with "every good boy does fine", it is a fun and easier way to learn how to read music.
After building a caterpillar, I use the chips on the plastic staff mats to build scales or place different letters, and then have them play those specific notes on the keyboard. It helps them realize that "A", for example, has multiple places on the staff as well as on the keyboard. It's a great visual tool for the more kinestetic learners.
Lyn Armstrong: Piano Teacher
My favorite part of the music kit is the scale cards and tiles. There is something about the hands-on of seeing the whole scale laid out and then putting the tiles on the cards that helps kids understand the concept better, not to mention their amazement when they realize that the fingering is the same for most of the scales. This tool is less overwhelming to younger students than a scale book and is also helpful to older students because the tiles are extremely versatile and can be used to build chords, teach inversions, arpeggios, review intervals and brush up on key signatures.
sarah burke: PA certified music teacher