We have used this program at the middle school I teach at for a couple of years. We use it in band, chorus, and general music. It is a superb program. I would highly recommend every middle school program to purchase the program. It teaches the fundamentals of music with 24 Lessons and 24 Games. An animated character named, Maestro Max, guides you through the lessons. After you complete a Lesson, you have the option to play a game that allows you to practice the knowledge and skills you learned in the lesson. You can start at the beginning or anywhere in between. You can actually track a student's progress by putting in the student's name and it will show you at what level the student is and how well they played the games. You can even print out a progress chart for each student. It is truly a great interactive music program for beginners, no matter what their age.
Once you get to this site, you can download a demo version of the program. You will need to know what operating system you are using. It will work on Windows or Macintosh and can be networked. You will also have to fill in some personal information such as your name and address. In order to get the full version of the program, you will have to pay for it. A good set of headphones would also be recommended.