SoundStart Starter

The SoundStart Starter Pack for Music Educators

For a limited period of time, the starter pack is being offered to music educators as a free resource. The starter pack includes the following:

Home Concert Xtreme Special Edition (SE): This is a special edition of Home Concert Xtreme that works exclusively with MIDI files created by Paul Sheftel and published by SoundStart. 

Classroom Maestro Lite: This is an introductory version of Classroom Maestro that includes an electronic flashcard function, enabling you to demonstrate the relationship between notes on a piano keyboard and pitches on a musical staff.

SoundStart Sample MIDI Files: The collection consists of files created by Paul Sheftel and his colleagues:

  • Music Pathways (Carl Fischer) Level A - Discoveries and Solos
  • The Complete Personal Trainer Level 1
  • Samples from Declarations of Independence (Fifths)
  • Samples from Etudes Brutus (Quite Contrary)
  • Samples from Classics Revisited (13 pieces)

Improvisation Guidelines for Music Pathways

NOTE: The printed materials for Personal Trainer are available for sale at YBK Publishers.

Download Links:


Introduction to the Starter Pack, hosted by Paul Sheftel

Part 1: Paul Sheftel introduces the musical materials (MIDI and PDF files) contained in the Starter Pack and explains how to use them pedagogically

Part 2: Paul continues his explanation of the pedagogical aspects

There are no products matching the selection.

What Do You Want to Hear?

Tell Us What You Want to Hear

We would like to know what album you'd like for us to work on next.

I Want to Hear...