What Criteria Do We Use to Recommend the Products on Our Site?
Our recommendations are based on a number of factors including student/parent reviews from those who have actually played the instrument, other website reviews, and most importantly, our own professional opinion based on years teaching elementary and secondary music programs.
We look for instruments that are well-respected by band and orchestra directors and are a good value for the money. They must also have a warranty and good customer service. Ultimately, we only recommend brands that we would buy ourselves and use in our own school music programs.
Disclaimer: This website is not sponsored by any instrument manufacturer or music company. Children's Music Workshop has developed this site as a resource for musical instrument and band/orchestra related products. We write our reviews based on the merit of each product which may be based on other people’s reviews or our own experience or both.