The Sayre Series’ genesis was composer/pianist Paul D. Sayre’s creation of custom materials for cultivating authentic, meaningful, well-rounded musicianship with early-to-intermediate-level students. Sayre’s pedagogic materials increasingly were requested by a growing cadre of musicians and pedagogues. Subsequently, Sayre’s materials were organized and expanded into a formal catalogue.
The Sayre Series catalogue continues to grow and now provides students and discriminating teachers with an array of musicianship materials for use in tandem with, and as companion to, the variety of excellent methods books available for various instruments.
“There are countless wonderful method books available for all of the standard instruments, but I struggled to find even one truly effective text for systematically building authentic musicianship with beginning- and intermediate-level students. I had to make my own.”