The Sayre Series is a collection of teaching materials designed to cultivate basic musicianship and musical literacy (including music theory and aural skills) in early-to-intermediate level music students of all ages. The genesis of the work was composer/pianist Paul Sayre’s work cultivating musicianship with private students, community music school students, and university students.
The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbooks are designed to be used as companion to any and all instrumental method books. The Workbooks can be used by any competent music teacher and require no special training. Teachers need only follow the directions provided at the front of the book to achieve strong, balanced, basic musicianship and musical literacy with students.
The Sayre Series Is Designed With Four Objectives
1. Facilitate substantive general music education
2. Unify study of applied instrumental lessons, ear-training, and music theory
3. Bridge pedagogic disconnect among various musical instruments, teachers, and curricula
4. Support collaboration between and among students, teachers, private lessons, group lessons, classrooms, and schools.