All works in The Sayre Series are designed and constructed using three fundamental principles:
- integrated presentation of the materials of music
- organic growth of awareness and skill methodically cultivated over time
- active, synergistic engagement and reinforcement through multiple, varied stimuli
These principles unify all works in The Sayre Series and combine reading and writing with playing and singing for integrated reinforcement and more complete understanding. The Sayre Series believes that active engagement with the elementary materials of music—through vocalizing and notating musical sounds, through playing them on instruments and, above all, through ongoing synergistic engagement—results in dimensional learning, satisfying experience, and richer understanding.