The Best Start Music Lessons Song Book 1 is a collection of 22 songs using the notes B, A and G.  They can be played on flute, fife or recorder.  Fingering diagrams for each instrument are included.  Progression is carefully planned to introduce and practise individual notes, and patterns of notes.


Piano accompaniments are available in Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 for Teachers, and play along recordings are available at  Stream them for free any time, or purchase individual tracks for 99c to create your own mix tape!


Best Start Music Lessons introduce foundational musical concepts and skills to the young beginner.  As well as developing musical skills and competencies, these lessons aim to foster a love of music and music making.  


Originally developed for children aged 3 - 7 years, it is also a great resource for older students who may progress through the books faster, while still developing a strong musical foundation.


A comprehensive system of learning in which the students are truly engaged ensures that musical concepts are thoroughly understood, develops a solid foundation of key skills, and provides the best musical start possible.



Best Start Music Lessons Song Book 1 for Recorder, Fife, Flute





    First published in 2018 by Best Start Publishing

    © Sarah Broughton Stalbow, 2018


    ISBN: 978-0-6484270-6-3


    The moral rights of the author have been asserted. 


    All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (for example, a fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review), no part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, communicated or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. 


    All inquiries should be made to the author. 


    All musical compositions by Sarah Broughton Stalbow, except for the following by Jeremy Barnett: Lesson 4: The Cake, Lesson 5: Who’s the boss?, Lesson 6: At the Disco, Lesson 7: The Dance, Lesson 8: Mr Mouse.

    Cover art and text design by Sarah Broughton Stalbow, editing by Rob Stalbow.


"Just received your Book 1 and am so impressed... This book is brilliant and I can’t wait to start using it with my upcoming students next year... Love the Kodaly approach too. This is the way I learnt and my daughters are learning at the moment in their music classes. It is so beautiful how you are connecting the Kodaly with the instrumental class."

Rebecca, Perth

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