I have used several different methods in my studio and have experimented with using “Tales” with my new beginners. I love the way “Tales” focuses on relaxed hands, arms and correct finger shapes with a focus on musicality and emotional content. They don’t get stuck with certain fingers on certain notes of a hand position and it moves along at a good pace for my little ones to both learn the technique and read the notes. Definitely my students who started using Tales play more musically than the other students even though I tried to teach them all the same techniques. This series really allows the kids to master each concept while focusing on playing musically. From now on all my young beginning students will start with Tales.