Andrea Cannon: Guitar Arts Studio
Skills Development
UNDERSTANDING SIZE
  1. Big sound, small sound
  2. Big movement, small movement

PITCH AND MOTION SKILLS
  1. High, low
  2. Up, down
  3. Fast, slow
  4. Left, right
  5. Playing descending third on xylophone

MOTOR SKILLS
  1. Walks to music
  2. Jumps to music
  3. Hops to music
  4. Runs to music
  5. Marches to music
  6. Claps to music
  7. Passes ball to music
  8. Finger plays (i.e. Eency Weency Spider)
  9. Crossing the midline (xylophone)

VOCABULARY SKILLS
  1. Acquires language
  2. Communicates
  3. Memorizes

LISTENING AND SEQUENCING SKILLS
  1. Follows simple directions
  2. Listens carefully
  3. Recognizes common sounds
  4. Repeats a sequence of sounds

NUMBER SKILLS
  1. Counts orally 1-10
  2. counts fingers
  3. Knows finger numbers

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  1. Meets teacher without shyness in weekly class
  2. Can move away from parent comfortably
  3. Maintains self control
  4. Shares with others
  5. Develops independence

GROWTH
  1. Creativity
  2. Sensitivity
  3. Inner Discipline
Curriculum and Goals
LULLABIES
  1. Parent-child bond
  2. Listening
Activities: Baa Baa, Black Sheep, Hush Little Baby, Coulter’s Candy and more…

ACTION SONGS
  1. Creativity
  2. Expression through action
  3. Language development
  4. Listening
Activities: Pat-a-Cake; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; To Market, to Market; One, Two, Tie my Shoe; This Old Man

STORY TELLING
  1. Love of books
  2. Listening
  3. Story telling techniques (for parents)
  4. Increased Vocabulary
  5. Counting; Learning the Alphabet

NURSERY RHYMES
  1. Rhythmic sense development
  2. Language Development
  3. Instrument use
  4. Dynamics (loud, soft)
  5. Listening
  6. Increased Vocabulary
Activities: Humpty Dumpty; Hickory Dickory Dock; Little Tommy Tucker; Hickety Pickety; Peas Porridge Hot

CIRCLE SONGS
One, Two, Tie my Shoe; Hickety Pickety; Peas Porridge Hot; This Old Man Focus and concentration
  1. Group participation
  2. Listening
  3. Left and Right
  4. In and Out
Activities: Ring Around the Rosie, Muffin Man, Michael Finnegan, Little White Duck, Six Little Ducks
Class Activities
  1. Ball Rolling: Encourages independence; sharing and social skills; patience and turn-taking
  2. Good Morning Song: Encourages social skills; shaking hands; eye contact; singing the descending minor third
  3. Lollipop Drum: Moving to the beat; distinguishing big and small movements and sounds; making a connection that their playing is causing others to move; Mississippi-Stop-Stop rhythm
  4. Glockenspiel: Teaches concepts of Up and Down; physical and aural connections of up and down; parent-child bonding
  5. Little Tommy Tucker/Hickety Pickety: Language development; keeping steady beat/rhythm; loud and soft
  6. Pop Goes the Weasel/Hickory Dickory Dock: Learning to clap and/or play instrument on one specific word; language development; turn-taking
  7. Pat-a-Cake: Parent-child bonding; learning to clap rhythm; learning letters (i.e. B for Baby, M for Mommy, A for Ashley, etc)
  8. Michael Finnegan/Ring Around the Rosie/Muffin Man: Encourage group participation and cohesion; Right and Left; In and out
  9. Eency Weency Spider: Fine motor skills- finger playing; Familiarity with a new instrument (rain stick)
  10. Dancing with Scarves: Self-expression; parent-child bonding; making choices (picking a scarf); folding and helping; allows child to see physical evidence of their own movement through the scarf
  11. Xylophone: Learning descending minor third; crossing the midline; developing coordination and musical skill on the instrument; singing and playing at the same time; turn taking
  12. Wee Willie Winkie: Counting from 1-8; vocabulary development; keeping steady rhythm
  13. Six Little Ducks/Little White Duck: Vocabulary development; Quacking sound and motion; physical movement; fun!
  14. Mulberry Bush/Peas Porridge Hot: Child recognizes parent’s voice as leading the class; parent and child share decision of what number or what to do (older children); learning numbers (Peas Porridge)
  15. To Market: Physical stimulation – bouncing; parent-child bond; steady beat; fast and slow
  16. Baa Baa Black Sheep: Counting to three on fingers; rocking child encourages inner ear development (Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Eric Jensen, pg 21-22)
  17. Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat: Learn concept of under; turn-taking; vocabulary development
  18. This old Man/One Two Tie my Shoe: Keeping steady rhythm; counting; vocabulary development; independence of playing drum by themselves (for older children)
  19. Instrumental/Special Music: Establish importance and appreciation of live performance; focus and attention; closeness to different instruments
  20. Story: Vocabulary development; establish love for books and reading; parent-child bonding
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