I created this poster for my principal so she could understand how we learn music in my class. In my class we begin on the bottom level and move our way up. I find in middle school that most students can only focus on one thing at a time. I instruct my students to master one level at a time in the beginning and eventually that can focus on multiple levels at the same time.
Beginners would work only one level at a time.
Intermediate and Advanced players can work two or three levels at a time.
The top level is the most difficult to master for students. Style, mood and emotion of the music is where you become an artist and you make the hair on people's skin stand up during your performance. If you can master all five levels, you most likely perform at a "Gold" or "Superior" level.