The Note Knacks method is taught in three simple, consecutive phases. Teacher and classroom sets include 25 lesson plans that cover all three phases. Click here to learn more about the three-phase method and to see sample lesson plans. Be sure to request a workshop for an in-depth exploration of the Note Knacks method.

Note Knacks are available in three materials to fit the needs of your learners: wooden blocks, magnets and cushions.

BLOCKS

Note Knacks Teacher Set
Note Knacks Teacher Set$59.95
The Teacher Set is the perfect introduction to the Note Knacks System! You will find that this method and hands-on tool will revolutionize how you teach music literacy! Included are a set of lesson plans that walks you through the process step-by-step, 31 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation on the backs ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. Rhythms are easily read by simply saying the colors! Younger students will be able to practice their syllables, while older students will not feel babyish when they can read rhythms with a simple explanation!

Pugliese recommends this for:

    • A first step in learning about the Note Knacks System
    • A demo set with a small group of students
    • A center in your classroom
    • Parents that DO NOT already know how to read music



Note Knacks Student Set
product-student$39.95

The Student Set is perfect for adding on to your Teacher Set, Small Classroom Set or Full Classroom Set! Included are 31 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation on the backs ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. Rhythms are easily read by simply saying the colors! Younger students will be able to practice their syllables, while older students will not feel babyish when they can read rhythms with a simple explanation!

Pugliese recommends this for:

      • Add on sets to the Teacher Set, Small Classroom Set or Full Classroom Set
      • Individual students
      • A small group of students (3 -5 students)
      • A Center in your classroom
      • Parents that already DO know how to read music


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Note Knacks Classroom Basics Set
Note Knacks Classroom Basics Set$129.95

The Classroom Basics Set is perfect for a small group of students. Included are a set of lesson plans that walks you through the process step-by-step, 3 sets of 31 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation on the backs ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. Rhythms are easily read by simply saying the colors! Younger students will be able to practice their syllables, while older students will not feel babyish when they can read rhythms with a simple explanation!

Pugliese recommends this for:

      • A small group of students (3 -5 students per set)
      • A Center in your classroom



Note Knacks Full Classroom Set
Note Knacks Full Classroom Set$199.95

This is our most popular set!! The Full Classroom Set is perfect for a class of 20 students. Included are a set of lesson plans that walks you through the process step-by-step, 5 sets of 31 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation on the backs ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. You can outfit your class for under $200!

Pugliese recommends this for:

      • A class of 20 students

 





Note Knacks Beams Add On Set
Note Knacks $26.95

This set has all of the common beamed notes! There are four blocks of:

  • 2 Beamed Eighths
  • 4 Beamed Sixteenths
  • 1 Eighth to 2 sixteenths
  • 2 Sixteenths to 1 Eighth

This set is perfect for showing your students how notation is written so that it is easily read!

Pugliese recommends this for:

      • Adding on to your Note Knacks Student Sets


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Note Knacks Extension Set

$59.95
Ready to take the next step? These notation blocks are proportionally correct for advanced rhythms!
Included are:

  • One dotted whole note
  • 2 dotted half notes
  • 4 dotted quarter notes
  • 4 dotted eighths
  • 2 quarter triplets
  • 4 eighth triplets
  • 4 three quarter notes beamed
  • 4 two beamed eighths
  • 4 four beamed sixteenths
  • 4 one eighth beamed to two sixteenths
  • 4 two sixteenths beamed to one eighth
  • 2 one dotted eight beamed to one sixteenth
  • A 6/8, a 9/8 and a 12/8 time signature frames

Pugliese recommends this for:

  • An add on to your Note Knacks Full Classroom Set
  • Older students ready for advanced rhythms
  • A group of 8-10 students

 


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MAGNETS

Note Knacks Magnets Set
$149.95
Our magnets are double-sized (the whole note is 32”x3”) and brilliantly colored so that everyone in your classroom can see clearly! They are ideal for any magnetic board!  Included are 62 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation magnets ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. Rhythms are easily read by simply saying the colors! Younger students will be able to practice their syllables, while older students will not feel babyish when they can read rhythms with a simple explanation! (Board not included.)

Pugliese recommends this for:

  • A large group of students (especially bands and orchestras)
  • Small groups
  • Individual students



CUSHIONS

Note Knacks Cushions Student Set
Note Knacks Cushions Student Set$299.95
Like to get on the floor with your kids? Explore length and color with our huge cushions! (1) 8’x1’ whole note, (1) 4’x1’ half note, (2) 2’x1’ quarter notes, (4) 1’x1’ eighth notes and (4) 6”x1’ sixteenth notes.

Pugliese recommends this for:

  • Young children
  • Any size group

 

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LESSON PLANS

Set of Lesson Plans
Note Knacks Lesson Plans$24.95
Kristin’s original 25 lesson plans that walks you through the program step-by-step! Learn how to help your students read and compose music easily and in a developmentally appropriate way! Based on the best programs for teaching language arts, mathematics and music, you will be so surprised at not only how quickly your students read music, but also how well they truly understand the concept of music notation via manipulatives and composition!

Pugliese recommends this for:

  • Anyone who purchased student sets and would like to incorporate this revolutionary method



Pushing the Limits! Lesson Plans
Note Knacks Pushing the Limits! Lesson Plans Set$18.95
12 lesson plans that take composition to a whole new level! Have your students compose a B section for a concert piece! Create connections between number sentences in math and music notation! The possibilities are endless!

Pugliese recommends this for:

  • Anyone who is already using the Note Knacks Method and would like to do more fun activities with their students.



GAMES

Note Knacks Dice
$19.95
Includes 3 large fuzzy dice ~ each with its own set of notation on it! One shows time signatures, the second shows notes and the last shows rests! These dice are a great way add games to learn notation!!





The Rhythm Clock created by Joseph Vincelli from The Games Method
$39.95
Includes 31 pieces representing whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes with their corresponding rests on the back. The clock also shows degrees, percentages, fractions, clock positions and north, south, east and west! A great way to make connections between many disciplines!!




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