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The Maestro Classics 12 CD Music Collection
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Help your children foster an appreciation for music. Save over 50% off with this bundle that comes with 12 music CDs and 12, 24-page Activity Books!  Great for Elementary school grades Kindergarten - 5th, ages 5 - 11 years old.

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Total Price: $141.00


Stephen Simon directs truly amazing work and with included activity books, your students can get the story behind the music! 


Package includes the following music CDs each with their own 24-Page Activity Book

  • Peter & the Wolf
  • The Nutcracker
  • Merry Pranks of Master Till
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Story of Swan Lake
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
  • Casey at the Bat
  • The Soldier's Tale
  • Juanita the Spanish Lobster


Maestro Classics music recordings are of the highest audio quality of any children’s music product available.  In addition to the title track, each music CD contains tons of extras including guest artists performing in different musical genres, the title track with and without narration and educational tracks with information on the composer, piece and musical score designed to increase listening skills in children and also adults. Free curriculum guides in math, science, music, art, language arts, history and geography accompany each CD and are available at:


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This says that the package was delivered. It was not. I would like some tracking info and how to get my package.
Thanks. Sunshine
Asked on January 6th, 2017

Hi! Thanks so much for your purchase and I will be happy to assist you with your order. You should have received a tracking number through Educents when your order shipped. I believe your 12 CD Set is still in transit, but if you would like to confirm your tracking number or discuss this matter further, please send an email to [email protected] or call our toll free number: (888) 540-2811.


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Answered by MaestroClassics on January 6th, 2017
I have three kids. Can I order additional activity books?
Asked by a Homeschooler on January 4th, 2017

Hi! Each CD includes one activity book. But if you send your receipt to [email protected], we'll send you high resolution PDFs of each booklet which you may print out in a larger size and use with more than one child. Thanks for the great question!

Answered by MaestroClassics on January 4th, 2017
Does cd includes only tale tracks, or it has only music tracks as well?
Asked on September 10th, 2016

All CDs have the story with the music and some of the CDs contain the music only in addition to the main story in music track.
Please let me know if you have any more questions and thanks for your interest in Maestro Classics!

Answered by MaestroClassics on September 15th, 2016
Hi, what age group would your music program work for?
Asked by a Homeschooler on July 29th, 2016

Hi! Our program works well with children of all ages. Five -year-olds will enjoy The Tortoise and the Hare & Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel CDs while children in their early to mid teens will prefer "The Soldier's Tale" by Igor Stravinsky & "Merry Pranks of Master Till" by Richard Strauss. Our other titles, such as "Peter and the Wolf" & "Carnival of the Animals" are great for children (and adults!) of all ages. We hear routinely from parents that they enjoy the high quality production of our recordings and also learn something from the educational tracks. If you would like additional information please give Maestro Classics a call toll free at (888) 540-2811. Thanks so much for your question and have a great day!

Answered by MaestroClassics on July 29th, 2016
What's in the 24-page activity book?
Asked on July 29th, 2016

Thanks for your question! Each activity book is unique and is illustrated by a different artist. They include musical puzzles and games, educational articles on the music, composer and instruments, sheet music, illustrations that go with the story and more! You can view samples of each activity book by looking up an individual CD in the "12 CD Music Collection" on Educents. For example, search "Peter and the Wolf" by Maestro Classics and click on the product; there are a few pages from the activity book under the main product photo. You can do this for all the CDs in the collection! If you have any more questions about the activity books please give us a call toll free at (888) 540-2811. Have a great day!

Answered by MaestroClassics on July 29th, 2016 (Edited)

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  • Wow!
    Jan 21, 2017

    This set of CDs is very much worth the small investment. I have used these in the vehicles, in my homeschooling and even at bedtime. They love the incredible variety of stories and the collection of various music. Well made, fantastic little booklet. If a second set comes out, I will be purchasing!

    Dawn H - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2017
  • Wonderful product
    Dec 24, 2016

    This set of cds is superb. The narration is great and has very informative musical tidbits. The orchestra is wonderful too. We have learnt so much about the different styles of music from the cds and my children begged to listen to them during our road trip.

    Pei Ling L - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since November 2015
  • Beautiful music
    Nov 10, 2016

    This set is amazing. My kids exposure to such beautiful music and stories truly enrich her. She loves listening to the music and stories on the set. I never knew before buying this set that my daughter liked music so much.

    Annabeth N - Parent - Member Since November 2016
  • Great for music exploration and appreciation!
    Nov 07, 2016

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this set. I love the music and the tales. The 24 page activity books are not at all what I expected. They are just a foldable booklet that fits inside the CD case. For some reason I was expecting them to be larger, printable to use one for each child, and a little more in depth. But, they will work for our music appreciation time in school along with a few other books I purchased them for. Maybe I should have done more research on the size of each booklet and what they included.

    Elizabeth L - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
  • Homeschool Music Appreciation
    Oct 03, 2016

    I wanted to teach my kids (8 and 9) music appreciation, but I don't have a lot of background in it myself. These CDs have filled my need - the booklets provide information about the composers, the cultural background of the piece, information about the instruments, and activities (some more exciting for my daughter than son, but it is a nice resource). The music itself is of good quality, and the program provides enough information for my kids to "get" it. They look forward to listening to the next CD and like to attempt the music on the piano (they aren't quite skilled enough yet, but they do get some of it). I think it's a great way to incorporate culture into the curriculum.

    Jennifer C - Homeschooler - Member Since July 2016

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Stories in Music™ is the new classical music series for children and families. Produced by Maestro Classics™ (formerly Magic Maestro Music ®), this series of works for narrator and symphony orchestra features new, sophisticated performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and child-friendly, fun-filled stories and musical explanations. Educational for adults and children alike, this series grew out of family concerts created by conductor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon, and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Rave reviews nationwide and numerous top awards have greeted this unique series of classical music CDs for kids with its signature format.

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