This method of beginning music education is based on associative learning. Each note has a fun story that will help the student remember its location on the Grand Staff of music. As each note is introduced, the companion flash card should be used; repeat the word clue for that note showing first the Animal Note and then the standard note. Repeat the word clue for each note. This is so important as you want your student to be as comfortable seeing the standard note as they are the Animal note and the word clues are a firm association. These clues are the vital backup system for standard note reading in the future. If a standard note is forgotten, thinking about what the animal note would be doing on that location of the Grand Staff almost always brings quick recognition and smooth playing.