Review Series: Music Teacher Store; The Whole Shebang: Theory Power Cubes


Today I am reviewing a product you can find in the Music Teacher Store called The Whole Shebang: Theory Power Cubes.

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 11.30.05 AMThe theory power cubes is a set of 14 alphabet blocks which include sharps, double sharps, flats, double flats and natural sides. The best part of this product is the 7 page booklet of ideas of what you can do with these cubes. Ranging from simple alphabet order to spelling intervals, chords and scales and more. I decided to use the cubes last week as a scale review with my students.

First we reviewed basic pentascale patterns.

Music Blocks

Then we reviewed full scale patterns. I loved that my student below decided to build his scale vertically instead of horizontally.

Music Blocks2

The wonderful thing about these cubes is they are very versatile. Not only can you do a ton of things with them with your students, but you can use them with any level and any age! You can check out details on The Whole Shebang: Theory Power Cubes here on the Music Teacher Store website.


Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 11.22.28 AMJune Christenson is the creator of The Whole Shebang: Theory Power Cubes. June has always loved music and knew she wanted to be a piano teacher since getting piano lessons for her sixth birthday. Now June has been teaching piano for over 50 years, giving her first lessons at the age of 14 and continuing to maintain a large private studio.

June graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Music Composite Secondary Education. To broaden her knowledge in teaching techniques, she has continued to attend music workshops and seminars around the country. She is certified in many programs including the Suzuki and Kindermusik methods.

June believes that music is a life skill.  “Music education is not the education of the musician, but above all, the education of the human being,” she says. June strongly believes that teaching goals should not only include music literacy, musical independence and a love of music, but also etiquette, poise, self-confidence, self-esteem, mental discipline and creativity. You can read more about June and her teaching philosophy here.

1 Comment

  1. Leigh

    What a neat idea!


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