This method will help you teach more than just notes on a page! You can teach music literacy right from the start. The conductor book is much more than just a full score. It's a resource book that's full of timely reminders and teaching ideas to help you stay focused in every rehearsal. It will give you instant control of nearly every rehearsal situation. You also get the "Parent Press Pack," which contains 14 useful letters prepared by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. There are helpful tips on the selection and care of reeds, suggestions on switching students to other brass instruments, programming ideas, and insights on careers in music. The valuable "Teacher Resource Kit" provides time-saving lesson plans and wonderful posters to further enhance the effectiveness of themethod. with the Essential Elements Play Along Trax, your students can use accompaniment CD's as they practice their lessons! The melody for each exercise in the book is recorded (using real instruments) on one channel, so the volume can be adjusted up or down.