NK1 Note Knacks Student Set


NK1      Note Knacks Student Set, by Kristin Pugliese

“I have used the Note Knacks system in my classroom for 5 years and all I can say is “WOW!” Every student in my school now reads rhythms at or above grade level expectancy.”
– Kelly McGovern, Tomball, Texas

Note Knacks are an interactive, hand-on learning tool that allows children to learn and absorb music notation concepts by working with these specially-designed manipulatives. The tiles provide kids with a physical representation of the five different rest and note values by length, color and notation. The note is on one side; the rest is on the other. Also, each tile is color coded so that if you say the color, you say the rhythm! Included time signature “frames” for 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time allows kids to self-correct their work. Also available in Class Sets of THREE and FIVE!


Kristin M. Pugliese is passionate about how knowledge is acquired and believes it impacts children’s attitude toward learning for life. She is dedicated to creating a world where everyone is musically literate. She has been an educator for more than 15 years, first in early childhood education and then in the music classroom. She has worked almost exclusively in Title 1 Schools in Rhode Island, Georgia and Massachusetts, and helped create music standards for Cambridge Public Schools.


“I believe Note Knacks are the single most important purchase I’ve made in over 11 years of teaching elementary music. The children ‘get it’ almost immediately. And in 2nd grade when they are learning fractions with their regular teacher, we are able to do the same in music with a very visual tool. My curriculum revolves around them.” – Katie, Paulding County


  • Wooden manipulative pieces
  • Note Knacks Color Coding
  • Includes canvas bags
  • Tiles: 1 whole note/rest, 2 half notes/rests, 4 quarter notes/rests, 8 eighth notes/rests, & 16 sixteenth notes/rests
  • Time Signature Frames: 2/4, 3/4, & 4/4
  • Perfect for small groups