When should my children start Maestro Classics?
The Maestro Classics Stories in Music™ series is enjoyed by children of all ages and can be found in homes & classrooms around the world.
Most parents and teachers use Maestro Classics with students who are between kindergarten and the eighth grade. However, it's never too early (or too late!) to introduce classical music.
Newborns and Preschoolers respond well to the symphonic music on each CD/MP3. And as they grow, will utilize the educational components found in the music appreciation tracks and the 24-page activity books. Purchasing the complete 12 CD Set or MP3 Collection for young children is a wise investment. The recordings will pay for themselves many times over as children will listen, discover, and explore the sounds and stories told by the orchestra for years to come.
Elementary and Middle School students can take full advantage of the music, stories, and educational materials presented in all the CDs, MP3s, & activity books. Be sure to explore the free educational resources which supplement each recording.
Adults also love Maestro Classics! Parents appreciate the incredible sound quality of these recordings (featuring the world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra), and we often hear from professional musicians and teachers who are pleasantly surprised to learn new facts about their favorite composers and compositions.
If you want your family to cultivate a love and appreciation for classical music, the Maestro Classics Stories in Music™ series is the best place to begin!
Should I play the CDs in a specific order?
You can listen to any CD/MP3 at any time, but here's a guide we've put together to help parents make the right listening decisions for their family.
This is a wonderful place to begin your musical journey and is the original "story in music." Every child growing up should hear this!
1. Peter and the Wolf
These story-based titles are perfect for young children and are an excellent way to continue the series:
2. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
3. The Tortoise and the Hare
4. Juanita the Spanish Lobster
5. The Nutcracker
These recordings have an equal emphasis on story and music and are suitable for children of all ages.
6. Carnival of the Animals
7. The Story of Swan Lake
8. Casey at the Bat
9. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
10. My Name is Handel
You can end the series with these two titles, which are great for older children.
11. The Soldier's Tale
12. Merry Pranks of Master Till
Please contact us if you have any questions.