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Large Slide Whistle
SKU: 8636
 
Bring out the child in you! This large slide whistle makes music fun. Take each note on a musical ride as you push the slide in and pull it out!
 
Made of plastic.
Measures: 12" x 2" x 1" in box.
Ages: 3 & up.
Not for children under 3 yrs.
Our price: $6.95
My First Classical Music Book (Hardcover with CD)
SKU: 10407
 
A delightfully colorful introduction to classical music, aimed to fire the imagination of young children. Readers are asked to think about the different places in which we might hear music, whether it is in a concert hall, or just on television. They are then introduced to a selection of famous composers including Mozart and Beethoven, and learn about each of the musical instrument families, from woodwind to percussion.
 
Throughout the book children are referred to the accompanying CD so that they can hear examples as they read. Music on the CD includes Magic Flute (Mozart), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Williams), Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns), The Planets (Holst), Petrushka (Stravinsky), and Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev).
 
Features:
Hardcover book
60 beautiful full-color pages with amusing animal characters
28-track CD with music samples from history's greatest composers
9.8 x .05 x 9.8 inches
 
Age range: 5 and older
Written by Genevieve Helsby and Illustrated by Jason Chapman
Our price: $12.99
Noisy Orchestra Book with Music
SKU: 10826
 
From gentle woodwind to crashing drums, this book is a perfect introduction to the world of classical music for young children. Join the animal orchestra as they rehearse for their concert. From hamster on the triangle to Hippo on the tuba, listen to all the animals' instruments by pressing the sound buttons, before hearing the entire orchestra playing together at the end.
 
Written by Sam Taplin
Illustrated by Gareth and Katherine Lucas
 
Size: 11.7" x 10.7" x 0.7"
Pages: 10
Our price: $19.99
Piano Horn
SKU: 13990

Play two instruments at once with the piano horn! Just press the keys to play different notes like a melodica.
 
Measures: 17" x 3" x 3" in box.
Ages: 4 & up.
Not for children under the age of 3.
Our price: $8.95
Wood Recorder
SKU: 13391
 
This classic carved wooden recorder has a clean sound and a sleek look. It comes boxed with a cleaner wand.
 
Measures: 14" x 2" x 2" in box.
Ages: 5 & up.
Not for children under 3 yrs.
Our price: $8.95
Xylophone
SKU: 13993
 
Our colorful wooden xylophone features an 8 key scale in clear and crisp tones. With two wooden mallets, this musical instrument will have you playing your favorite songs in no time!
 
Measures: 11" x 5" x 2" in box.
Ages: 3 & up.
Not for children under 3 yrs.
Our price: $14.99
My First Classical Music Album

SKU: 10506

My First Classical Music Album is the keystone of the "My First" album series, encouraging kids to begin a lifelong journey through classical music. Each sampling of music is carefully tailored for younger listeners, and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Rossini's William Tell. The CD comes complete with a booklet full of information on each piece of music.

Unique and imaginative, My First Classical Music Album will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Composers featured on My First Classical Music Album include:
John Adams, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bela Bartok, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Edvard Grieg, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Gioachino Rossini, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Dmitry Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi, John Williams

Total: 73:46

Our price: $14.95
Lang Lang Piano Academy: Mastering the Piano - Level 1
SKU: 015062
 
Mastering the piano is the first series of books to be launched in the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a major new piano program encompassing a range of materials for pianists of all levels. Comprising five progressive books, mastering the piano captures Lang Lang's passion, drive and extraordinary mastery of the piano. Each book gives students the chance to learn from this exceptional talent who has impressed the world.
 
Units in Lang Lang Piano Academy: mastering the piano, Level 1 (approximately equivalent to Grade 1/Early Elementary) include exploring the keyboard, feeling the beat, legato playing, staccato playing, developing dexterity, playing chords, the left hand, and playing with dynamics.
 
Titles: Lantern Song (Traditional Chinese) * Canzonet (Christian Neefe) * Hopscotch (Richard Harris) * Mission Impossible (Pam Wedgwood) * Allegretto in F (Johann Georg Witthauer) * Simple Gifts (Joseph Brackett) * Twilight (Richard Harris) * Cuckoo (Emil Breslaur) * Chasing Tails (Alan Bullard) * Minuet in C (Domenico Scarlatti) * Ode to Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven) * (Allemande (Ludwig van Beethoven) * The Elephant (Camille Saint-Saens) * Lullaby (Johannes Brahms) * Mo li hua (Jasmine Flower) (Traditional Chinese) * Embrukoi (Traditional African).
 
48 pages
9" x 12"
Our price: $16.95
Lang Lang Piano Academy: Mastering the Piano - Level 2
SKU: 015063
 
Mastering the piano is the first series of books to be launched in the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a major new piano program encompassing a range of materials for pianists of all levels. Comprising five progressive books, mastering the piano captures Lang Lang's passion, drive and extraordinary mastery of the piano. Each book gives students the chance to learn from this exceptional talent who has impressed the world.
 
Units in Lang Lang Piano Academy: mastering the piano, Level 2 (approximately equivalent to Grade 2/Elementary) include exploring the keyboard, hand coordination, rhythmic control, phrasing, developing dexterity, finger control, the left hand, and dynamics.

Titles: Bear Dance (Schumann) * Ecossaise in G (Hassler) * Melody (Le Couppey) * To Begin With (Wilm) * A Joke (Bartok) * Tarantella (Bullard) * Night Journey (Gurlitt) * Takeda Lullaby (Traditional Japanese) * Arabesque (Burgmuller) * Gypsy Dance (Haydn) * Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke) * Soldier's March (Schumann) * Cello Solo (Lang) * Song (Reinecke) * Dedication (Heller) * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky).
 
48 pages
9" x 12"
Our price: $16.95
Lang Lang Piano Academy: Mastering the Piano - Level 4
SKU: 015065
 
Mastering the piano is the first series of books to be launched in the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a major new piano program encompassing a range of materials for pianists of all levels. Comprising five progressive books, mastering the piano captures Lang Lang's passion, drive and extraordinary mastery of the piano. Each book gives students the chance to learn from this exceptional talent who has impressed the world.
 
Units in Lang Lang Piano Academy: mastering the piano, Level 4 (approximately equivalent to Grade 4/Early Intermediate) include posture, movement and hand shape, legato pedaling, new accompaniment styles, more on chords, more on rhythm, musical context, phrasing and rubato, and dexterity.
 
Titles: Little Study from Mikrokosmos (Bela Bartok) * Flower Drum Song (Traditional Chinese) * Waltz (Lang Lang) * Little Study (Robert Schumann) * Arirang (Traditional Korean) * Prayer (Reinhold Gilere) * Study in F from 'The Wheel of Progress' (Thomas Dunhill) * Waltz (Johannes Brahms) * About Strange Lands and People from 'Scenes from Childhood' (Robert Schumann) * La petite reunion (Friedrich Burgmuller) * Allegro Assai from Sonata in G (Georg Benda) * Morning Prayer (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) * Study in G (Carl Czerny) * Sonatina from '30 Children's Pieces' (Dmitry Kabalevsky) * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin) * Ballade (Friedrich Burgmuller) * Watchman's Song from 'Lyric Pieces' (Edvard Grieg) * Sweet Dreams from 'Album for the Young' (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) * Der Dichter spricht from 'Scenes from Childhood' (Robert Schumann) * Alla Siciliana (Felix Gullmant) * Andante (Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach) * Study from L'agilite (Felix Le Couppey) * Sonatina (Muzio Clementi) * Invention in F (Johann Sebastian Bach).
 
60 pages
9" x 12"
Our price: $17.95
The Young Musician's Survival Guide
SKU: 13335
 
Learning to play an instrument can be fun and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood Institute - join pro musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Paula Robison, and James Galway in offering practical answers to questions from what instrument to play to where the musical road may lead.
 
In this revised and expanded edition, Amy Nathan has updated the book to address today's more technologically-minded young musician. Expanded sections cover the various ways students can use technology to assist in mastering an instrument and in making practice time more productive, from using the Internet to download pieces to be learned and playing along with downloaded tunes to practicing with computer-based practice programs, CDs, and videos/DVDs of musical performances. She also addresses concerns of young composers and conductors, two groups not mentioned in the original edition. The book's updated Resource Guide suggests where to get additional help, both online and off.
 
Written by Amy Nathan
Age 12+
192 pages
6" x 9"
Our price: $13.95
Young People's Guide to Classical Music
SKU: 8862
 
Most parents and teachers appreciate the value and importance of classical music, and would like to be able to pass on their enjoyment to the next generation. Yet there is a dearth of comprehensive classical music literature available to the young adult reader. Young People's Guide to Classical Music covers all of the information needed for a thorough understanding of the elements that comprise classical music. Written primarily for people unfamiliar with these elements, this is a practical handbook as well as a reference. Included in the section on musical periods are segments that explain the general history and background of each era so that the changes in the music world are in context. This book is for the parents of music students, parents who want to nurture an interest in classical music in their children, young adults who already have an interest in this field, educational institutions that provide instruction in music, and adults who wish to increase their own familiarity with classical music and its composers.
 
Written by Helen Bauer
288 pages
6" x 9"
Our price: $18.99
SFS 15" Magnifying Music Note Ruler
SKU: 10513
 
This stylishly designed San Francisco Symphony music note ruler is perfect for all ages. Its magnifying center works great for reading the lines of a book or lines of music! This ruler is 15" long to give you that extra push over a standard 12" ruler. It measures both standard and metric (cm).
Our price: $7.95
My First Ballet Album

SKU: 10409

A bird dancing, an ox on a roof, flowers doing a waltz, a swan twirling about …what world is this? This is the magical world of ballet. The stage is full of people in colourful costumes, but nobody speaks. All the stories are told by music and dancing. Composers have written such exciting pieces for ballet: listen to this collection and see which ones you like best!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Composers featured on My First Violin Album include:
Adolphe Adam, Aaron Copland, Leo Delibes, Alexander Glazunov, Aram Khachaturian, Darius Milhaud, Sergei Prokofiev, Franz Schubert, Dmitry Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Total: 73:16

Our price: $14.95
My First Beethoven Album

SKU: 10410

Beethoven was a musical giant. He wasn’t taller or fatter than everyone else, but his music is big and his name is important. Beethoven is like the Olympic champion of classical music. Some of the music he wrote is strong and serious, and some of it is very gentle. Listen here to orchestras, pianos, violins, and other instruments playing some of the most famous pieces of all!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Total: 78:36

Our price: $14.95
My First Lullaby Album

SKU: 10412

For centuries, babies and children all over the world have been rocked to sleep with a song to calm them. Whether parents sing or play, or press play, they know that music so often soothes with success. Composers have written lullabies for different reasons—sometimes as standalone songs or pieces and sometimes as part of a larger work. My First Lullaby Album is a variety of restful tracks to foster the sweet dreams of all!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that
children and parents can discover together.

Composers featured on My First Lullaby Album include:
Arnold Bax, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Canteloube, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, John Dowland, Antonin Dvorak, Sir Edward Elgar, Gabriel Faure, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Total: 70:54

Our price: $14.95
My First Mozart Album

SKU: 10408

If you listen carefully to this CD, you will get to know one of the best composers in the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived 250 years ago but he carries on being famous—so he must have been special. He giggled a lot. He was also good at playing the piano and the violin. And he wrote this amazing music, which people still love hearing today. See if you love hearing it too!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Total: 78:37

Our price: $14.95
My First Piano Album

SKU: 10411

Listen to the piano turn into a bumblebee, a donkey, trolls, a bird, a horse, and a butterfly! Sometimes it isn’t anything except a piano, but the music coming out of it is exciting and beautiful. Can you spot Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? Mozart makes it twinkle in all kinds of different ways. There are so many things to enjoy here, and all from one amazing musical instrument: the piano.

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Composers featured on My First Piano Album include:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Bela Bartok, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Edvard Grieg, Franz Joseph Haydn, Jacques Ibert, Scott Joplin, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann

Total: 75:35

Our price: $14.95
My First Tchaikovsky Album

SKU: 10413

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: a great Russian name for a great Russian composer! Tchaikovsky was not always a happy man. He didn’t laugh a lot, but he wrote music that is full of good melodies. He often felt sad, but sometimes this made him write music that was even more special. This CD is all about Tchaikovsky. Imagine the ballet dancers twirling around to his tunes: you can twirl around too, if you like!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that
children and parents can discover together.

Total: 73:51

Our price: $14.95
My First Violin Album

SKU: 10414

From folk music to film music, the violin is the star of instruments. Millions of children all over the world learn how to play it and the top performers make it sound beautiful. They can also do clever things on it, with their fingers whizzing up and down, and the bow moving so fast you can hardly see it. Take the music of Mr Paganini on track 1, he really knew how to show off. Here is the violin in the spotlight: listen to it sing!

The "My First" album series is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Composers featured on My First Violin Album include:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Bazzini, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Sir Edward Elgar, Enrique Granados, Jules Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn, Vittorio Monti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Niccolo Paganini, Pablo de Sarasate, Dmitry Shostakovich, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, John Williams

Total: 75:51

Our price: $14.95
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