Knauss K-12 Music Curriculum Comparison

How Does the Knauss K-12 Music Curriculum Compare Monetarily to Other Music Curricula?

The Knauss K-12 Music Curriculum is not annual purchases of subject books lasting only a semester or an academic year as is typical with many subjects, but a music teaching instruction sequence for a life-time that teaches music skills at any age at which one begins.
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The KMC K-12 is open-ended, music skills instruction manuals for life-long learning, which are used sequentially year after year.
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The cost of KMC K-12 music instruction per student per all 12 years of schooling is calculated below, compared against a typical school setting. You will find it is well worth the investment per student that covers one’s entire K-12 school education.

Traditional Music Series Books Knauss Music Curriculum
Student Books Different student books for each grade 1-8, usually available only through grade 8, about $55 each =
8 x $55 x 30 students for $13,200
No student books needed
Big Books Usually available for each grade K-1, about $75 each =
2 Grades for $150
All enlarged materials included in the Curriculum Manuals
Teacher Editions Different teacher manual needed for each grade K-8,
about $75 each =
9 Grades for $675
Five Hardcopy Manuals for grades K-12 =
13 Grades for $550

Five Electronic Download Manuals for grades K-12 =
13 Grades for $390
Student Workbooks One per student per each grade 1-8 to be purchased every year, about $9 each =
8 x $9 x 30 students for $2,160
All student worksheets provided on a CD-ROM free with the Curriculum Manuals, reproducible every year. (Separately, the CD-ROM can be ordered online for a cost of $15 each.)
Resource Books Suggested purchase of supplementary materials Suggested purchase of supplementary materials
Keyboard Accompaniments Suggested purchase of supplementary materials Included in the Curriculum Manuals
Orff Orchestrations Suggested purchase of supplementary materials Included in the Curriculum Manuals
Listening Guides Suggested purchase of supplementary materials Included in the Curriculum Manuals
Compact Disk Sets
Of classroom music for singing and classical music for listening
A set of about 9 CDs for each grade K-8, about $90 per set =
9 x $90 for $810
No cost. Teacher uses from his/her personal collection or downloads public domain from the Internet
Grade Coverage
In a typical school, there are 13 grades K-12 of 30 students in each grade
Materials are available for only Grades K-8:
Student Texts (1-8) = $13,200
Big Books (K-1) = $150
Teacher Editions (K-8) = $675
Student Workbooks (1-8) = $2,160
CD Sets (K-8) = $810
Materials are available for all K-12 Grades:
Music Program Cost
Per student
For a total of $16,995, which services only 2/3 of the school K-8 (approx. 270 students),
the average cost =

$63.00 per student
For a hardcopy of about $550, which services the entire school K-12 (approx. 390 students), the average cost =
$1.40 per student

With electronic download for about $390, the average cost =
$1.00 per student ☺☺





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