Irina Gorin describes the primary focus of Musical Journey Level 1a as reinforcement of technical and musical skills acquired in the Tales of a Musical Journey and other method books beginning levels.
All pieces in this collection serve as transitional repertoire toward more advance music works as well as effective recital, technical or sight-reading material.
The books include folk tunes, original and pedagogical duets that she recommends teaching by rote, by ear, with the score or the combination of aforementioned.
Developing children’s imagination can be encouraged by creating stories, colouring or drawing the pictures on the pages, describing the characters or the moods of pieces.
It is suggested to have the students learn solo pieces, etudes and duet alongside.