Never be confused or intimidated by music theory again
Most teaching styles teach theory as separate from the practical and performance side of an instrument. In this method a student often memorizes seemingly complex theoretical principles without ever learning how to apply these principles to their craft: What good is the knowledge of how to build a minor diminished flat five chord if the artist does not know how to apply it?
The Spaulding Method ensures the learning of theory is not only fun and interactive but proves useful to the student on a daily performance or compositional base. Quite often a student perceives their theoretical learning as almost an "accident" of learning their instrument.
Through the Spaulding Method even very young students conceptualize, internalize and utilize even university level theoretical principles.
When an artist is forced to learn music song by song and instrument specific, the mastery of music can become a long and tedious task. When an artist learns the foundational building blocks of music and their instrument, the learning and mastery of music becomes rapid, reflex and relatively easy. Self motivation also becomes easier for the student because the student always plays their favorite songs through the learning process; no need for 200 year old studies or high stress examinations of songs you never really desired to learn anyway. In short, don't force yourself to learn Chopin when your heart is really yearning to learn Greenday.
The Spaulding Method focuses learning the foundations of music and not individual songs. This makes global comprehension of any song and any style a reality and compositional breeze. A fantastic by-product of this learning style is that is becomes simple to apply the foundational knowledge learned from one instrument to the next. Whether you stay in the same instrument family (Violin to Viola) or change all together (Piano to Guitar) the transition becomes fairly smooth and learning of the second instrument is quite accelerated.
Many students graduate from the Spaulding Method having learned many instruments in the same time it would normally take to learn one.