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Childbloom Director Course
Module 1 CHILDBLOOM PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Lesson 1 WHAT IS THE CHILDBLOOM PROGRAM  
Module 2 CONFIDENTIALITY
Lesson 1 Confidentiality Basics  
Lesson 2 Confidentiality - Specifics  
Lesson 3 CONFIDENTIALITY - Exceptions  
Module 3 STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Lesson 1 Introduction  
Lesson 2 Structural Component #1 - Image  
Lesson 3 Structural Component #2 - Pricing  
Lesson 4 Structural Component #3 - Time Management  
Lesson 5 Structural Component #4 - Location  
Lesson 6 Structural Component #5 - Student Generation and Client Communications  
Lesson 7 Structural Component #5 - Communications  
Lesson 8 Structural Component #6 - Service Methodology  
Module 4 THE CHILDBLOOM IMAGE PACKAGE - LOGOS, IMAGES, RESOURCES, DOWNLOADS
Lesson 1 The Childbloom Image Package - Logos  
Lesson 2 The Childbloom Image Package - Pictures  
Lesson 3 The Childbloom Image Package - Testimonials  
Lesson 4 Outreach Letters  
Lesson 5 MEDIA MARKETING AND PRESS RELEASE MATERIALS  
Lesson 6 Using AI for publicity  
Module 5 PRICING - DETAILS, FORMULAS AND MORE
Lesson 1 Pricing - Establishing a market range  
Lesson 2 Pricing - Establishing a pricing position  
Lesson 3 Pricing Your Services and Valuing You Time  
Lesson 4 Pricing other formats  
Module 6 TIME MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING TIPS
Lesson 1 Time Management -maximizing the value of your time  
Lesson 2 Your Yearly Schedule  
Lesson 3 Your weekly schedule  
Lesson 4 Scheduling: make-up lessons  
Lesson 5 Scheduling students per class - advantages/disadvantages  
Module 7 STUDENT GENERATION - ACQUIRING STUDENTS
Lesson 1 Preliminary Marketing Questions  
Lesson 2 Student Generation - Your market  
Lesson 3 Student Generation - Timing  
Lesson 4 Student Generation - Vehicles for outreach - Advertising/Publicity  
Lesson 5 Student Generation - Cultivating CONTAGIOUS Word of Mouth  
Lesson 6 Student Generation - Your Website & Search Engine Optimization recommendations  
Module 8 CLIENT RELATIONS AND STUDENT/TEACHER RELATIONSHIP
Lesson 1 Client-relations overview  
Lesson 2 Personal Appearance  
Lesson 3 Addressing  
Lesson 4 Touching  
Lesson 5 Communication  
Lesson 6 Contacting current clients  
Lesson 7 Child abuse, classroom management and your reporting responsibility.  
Module 9 PAPERWORK & PROCEDURES
Lesson 1 Tuition ledger form  
Lesson 2 The Director Monthly Report Form  
Lesson 3 THE ENROLLMENT PACKET  
Lesson 4 The Online Student Enrollment System - Part 1  
Lesson 5 Enrollment form - Part 2 - tuition data  
Module 10 ON THE TELEPHONE
Lesson 1 The first client phone contact  
Lesson 2 Answering the questions parents ask  
Lesson 3 The phone script  
Module 11 CHILD DEVELOPMENT MODELS
Lesson 1 Jean Piaget  
Lesson 2 Some important Piaget concepts to understand  
Lesson 3 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF PRE- AND QUASI-OPERATIONAL STUDENTS (AGES 7-9.5)  
Lesson 4 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF OPERATIONAL AND QUASI-FORMAL CHILDREN (9.5-14)  
Lesson 5 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF FORMAL OPERATING CHILDREN (14+)  
Lesson 6 SCHEDULING ACCORDING TO DEVELOPMENTAL GROUPINGS  
Module 12 THE HAND
Lesson 1 THE HAND - Introduction  
Lesson 2 HAND NOMENCLATURE  
Lesson 3 Children's hands: OSSIFICATION, HANDEDNESS, HAND PAIN & AILMENTS, FINGERNAILS  
Module 13 CLASS DYNAMICS
Lesson 1 CLASS DYNAMICS – What you must strive to do in every class  
Lesson 2 CLASS DYNAMICS – Proxemics (seating of parents/students/teacher)  
Module 14 TECHNIQUE
Lesson 1 Childbloom Technique education  
Lesson 2 Technical objectives – The sitting position/right hand & arm  
Lesson 3 The rest stroke (APPOYANDO) & Continuity motion  
Lesson 4 The left hand: position and use  
Lesson 5 Thumb movement of the right hand  
Lesson 6 Finger movement with the left hand in a static position  
Lesson 7 The free stroke (TIRANDO)  
Lesson 8 Right hand multi-string playing (chords)  
Module 15 THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM TREE
Lesson 1 THE CURRICULUM ORDER - an overview  
Module 16 SAMPLE CLASS PROGRESSIONS
Lesson 1 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES - activity pacing for ages 5-8  
Lesson 2 ACTIVITY PACING FOR AGES 8 & UP  
Module 17 THE FIRST MEETING/LESSON
Lesson 1 THE FIRST MEETING – Paperwork  
Lesson 2 Managing the the shy and uncooperative child  
Lesson 3 The first lesson - Introductions, comportment expectations & teaching tactic  
Lesson 4 Teaching the sitting position in a lesson or trial lesson  
Module 18 ABOUT THE CHILDBLOOM LEARNING CLUB
Lesson 1 About the Childbloom Learning Club  
Lesson 2 How parents join the online Childbloom Learning Club  
Lesson 3 Childbloom Instructor Curriculum/Lesson Resource Course  
Module 19 THE DIRECTOR TEST
Lesson 1 HERE IS THE DIRECTOR TEST  
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Childbloom Instructor & Director Curriculum/Lesson Resource
Module 1 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES
Lesson 1 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES - 5-8 year olds  
Lesson 2 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES - 8 and older  
Module 2 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Step One
Lesson 1 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY TO TEACH STEP ONE MATERIAL  
Lesson 2 THE CHILDBLOOM.CLUB / CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM  
Lesson 3 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Introduction  
Lesson 4 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Teaching Voice 2            
Lesson 5 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - HOT CROSS BUNS - Teaching Voice 4  
Lesson 6 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - The 1st voice  
Lesson 7 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Voice 3  
Lesson 8 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - the 5th (free stroke) voice  
Lesson 9 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - TONKAWA SONG - Introduction  
Lesson 10 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Tonkawa Song - teaching the voices 1-5  
Lesson 11 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Are You Sleeping  
Lesson 12 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - LA FOLIA - Voice 1  
Lesson 13 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia Introduction  
Lesson 14 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia V. 3  
Lesson 15 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia V. 2  
Lesson 16 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - Introduction & Voice 1  
Lesson 17 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia - The Accompanying Free stroke voice  
Lesson 18 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - voice 2 & Free Strokes  
Lesson 19 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - the chords  
Lesson 20 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - 3rd voice  
Lesson 21 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - The Ladder  
Module 3 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC
Lesson 1 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY TO TEACH THE "LEARNING TO READ MUSIC" BOOK  
Lesson 2 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Preparing the student  
Lesson 3 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons #1-16  
Lesson 4 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 16-20 & expansion music  
Lesson 5 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 21-29 & expansion music  
Lesson 6 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Pages 30-31 & Lessons 30-32  
Lesson 7 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 34-45 & Expansion music  
Lesson 8 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Page 35 & Lesson 36  
Lesson 9 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 46-52 & expansion music  
Lesson 10 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 53-57 & expansion music  
Lesson 11 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 58-63 & expansion music  
Lesson 12 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - (Ensemble and finishing this book)  
Module 4 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Tunes You Can Play (1)
Lesson 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE "TUNES YOU CAN PLAY" BOOK  
Lesson 2 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY TO TEACH THE "TUNES YOU CAN PLAY" BOOK  
Lesson 3 TUNES 1 BOOK - a suggested order for development  
Lesson 4 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 1 pieces  
Lesson 5 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 2 pieces  
Lesson 6 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 3 pieces  
Module 5 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Tunes You Can Play (2)
Lesson 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE TUNES 2 BOOK  
Lesson 2 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY TO TEACH "TUNES YOU CAN PLAY 2" MATERIAL  
Lesson 3 Tunes You Can Play 2 - A Suggested Order of Development  
Lesson 4 Tunes 2 Book - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 1 pieces  
Lesson 5 Suggestions for Teaching the Tier 2 pieces  
Lesson 6 Tunes 2 - Suggestions for Teaching the Tier 3 pieces  
Module 6 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - The Ensemble books material
Lesson 1 Using the Childbloom Ensemble Material  
Module 7 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING
Lesson 1 ATTRIBUTES OF PLAY THEORY  
Lesson 2 Games - Posture  
Lesson 3 GAMES - Right Hand position & movement  
Lesson 4 Games - proper Left Hand use  
Lesson 5 Games - Learning and motivation games  
Lesson 6 Games - Encouraging repetition  
Module 8 EXPANSION SOLO MUSIC BEYOND THE TUNES 2 BOOK
Lesson 1 RENNAISANCE MUSIC  
Lesson 2 Baroque Music  
Lesson 3 Classical Period works  
Lesson 4 Romantic Period works  
Lesson 5 20th Century and Contemporary works  
Module 9 Contest PDFs - 2024
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Childbloom Instructor Training Course
 
Module 1 READ ME FIRST - INTRODUCTION
Lesson 1 ABOUT THIS COURSE  
Module 2 CONFIDENTIALITY
Lesson 1 Confidentiality Basics  
Lesson 2 Confidentiality - specifics  
Lesson 3 CONFIDENTIALITY - EXCEPTIONS  
Lesson 4 Unit #1 - Confidentiality Quiz  
Module 3 INSTRUCTOR/SPONSORING DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP
Lesson 1 Childbloom Sponsoring relationships  
Lesson 2 Instructor/Director relationship quiz  
Module 4 CLIENT RELATIONS & STUDENT/TEACHER RELATIONSHIP
Lesson 1 Client Relations Overview  
Lesson 2 Personal Appearance  
Lesson 3 Addressing  
Lesson 4 Touching  
Lesson 5 Communication  
Lesson 6 Contacting Current Clients  
Lesson 7 Child abuse and your reporting responsibility.  
Lesson 8 Client Relations quiz  
Module 5 PAPERWORK/PROCEDURES
Lesson 1 LEDGER - Recording student's payments  
Lesson 2 ENROLLMENT SYSTEM - Part 1 - Biographical data  
Lesson 3 The Enrollment Packet  
Lesson 4 ENROLLMENT FORM - Part 2. - Tuition data  
Lesson 5 DIRECTOR FORM  
Lesson 6 Paperwork & Procedures Quiz  
Module 6 ON THE TELEPHONE
Lesson 1 On The Telephone - the first client contact  
Lesson 2 On The Telephone - Answering the questions parents ask  
Lesson 3 The phone script  
Lesson 4 Quiz for "On the Telephone"  
Module 7 CHILD-DEVELOPMENT MODELS
Lesson 1 CHILD DEVELOPMENT THEORY - JEAN PIAGET  
Lesson 2 PIAGET'S CONCEPTS  
Lesson 3 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF PRE- AND QUASI-OPERATIONAL STUDENTS (ages 4-9.5)  
Lesson 4 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF OPERATIONAL AND QUASI-FORMAL CHILDREN (9.5-14)  
Lesson 5 CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTRUCTION OF FORMAL OPERATING CHILDREN (14+)  
Lesson 6 SCHEDULING ACCORDING TO AGE GROUPINGS  
Lesson 7 Child Development Quiz  
Module 8 SCHEDULING
Lesson 1 Scheduling - Your yearly schedule  
Lesson 2 SCHEDULING - Make-up lessons  
Lesson 3 SCHEDULING - Students per class - advantages/disadvantages  
Lesson 4 Quiz on "Scheduling"  
Module 9 THE HAND
Lesson 1 THE HAND - INTRODUCTION  
Lesson 2 Hand nomenclature  
Lesson 3 Children's hands: ossification, Handedness, hand pain & ailments, fingernails  
Lesson 4 A quiz on the hand  
Module 10 CLASS DYNAMICS
Lesson 1 CLASS DYNAMICS - What you must do in every class  
Lesson 2 CLASS DYNAMICS - Proxemics (Seating of parents/students/teacher)  
Lesson 3 Class Dynamics Quiz  
Module 11 ONLINE TEACHING
Lesson 1 LIMITS OF ONLINE TEACHING  
Lesson 2 BEST PRACTICES FOR ONLINE INSTRUCTION  
Lesson 3 Online teaching quiz  
Module 12 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES
Lesson 1 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNIQUE  
Lesson 2 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - The Sitting Position/Right hand-arm  
Lesson 3 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - THE REST STROKE (APPOYANDO) & CONTINUITY MOTION  
Lesson 4 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - The Left Hand position and use  
Lesson 5 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - Thumb Movement of right hand  
Lesson 6 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - Finger movement with the left hand in one position  
Lesson 7 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - The Free stroke (TIrando)  
Lesson 8 TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES - Right hand Chord and multi-string playing  
Lesson 9 Technical objectives quiz  
Module 13 THE FIRST MEETING
Lesson 1 Coming into a pre-existing Childbloom program  
Lesson 2 THE FIRST MEETING - ENROLLING THE STUDENT  
Lesson 3 THE FIRST LESSON - The Shy and the Uncooperative child  
Lesson 4 THE FIRST LESSON - Introductions and Management expectations  
Lesson 5 The First Meeting Quiz  
Module 14 THE CHILDBLOOM ONLINE LEARNING CLUB COURSES
Lesson 1 About The Childbloom Learning Club  
Lesson 2 How Parents join the Online Learning Club with hard-copy enrollment  
Lesson 3 Quiz on the Childbloom.Club Learning courses  
Module 15 THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM TREE
Lesson 1 The order of curriculum - AN OVERVIEW  
Lesson 2 Order of curriculum - quiz  
Module 16 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES
Lesson 1 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES - Activity Pacing for 5-8 year olds  
Lesson 2 SAMPLE CLASS OUTLINES - Activity pacing for 8 and older  
Module 17 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Step One - THE ORDER
Lesson 1 THE INTERACTION OF THE CHILDBLOOM.CLUB STUDENT COURSES WITH THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM  
Lesson 2 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Introduction  
Lesson 3 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Teaching Voice 2            
Lesson 4 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - HOT CROSS BUNS - Teaching Voice 4  
Lesson 5 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - The 1st voice  
Lesson 6 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - Voice 3  
Lesson 7 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Hot Cross Buns - the 5th (free stroke) voice  
Lesson 8 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - TONKAWA SONG - Introduction  
Lesson 9 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Tonkawa Song - teaching the voices 1-5  
Lesson 10 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Are You Sleeping  
Lesson 11 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia Introduction  
Lesson 12 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - LA FOLIA - Voice 1  
Lesson 13 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia V. 3  
Lesson 14 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia V. 2  
Lesson 15 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - La Folia - The Accompanying Free stroke voice  
Lesson 16 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - Introduction & Voice 1  
Lesson 17 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - 3rd voice  
Lesson 18 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - voice 2 & Free Strokes  
Lesson 19 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - Lightly Row - the chords  
Lesson 20 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - STEP ONE - The Ladder  
Lesson 21 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR THE BEGINNING CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTOR FOR STEP ONE  
Module 18 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC
Lesson 1 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Preparing the student  
Lesson 2 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR THE CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTOR - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC BOOK  
Lesson 3 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons #1-16  
Lesson 4 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 16-20 & expansion music  
Lesson 5 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 21-29 & expansion music  
Lesson 6 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Pages 30-31 & Lessons 30-32  
Lesson 7 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Page 35 & Lesson 36  
Lesson 8 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 34-45 & Expansion music  
Lesson 9 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lessons 46-52 & expansion music  
Lesson 10 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 53-57 & expansion music  
Lesson 11 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - Lesson 58-63 & expansion music  
Lesson 12 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - LEARNING TO READ MUSIC - (Ensemble and finishing this book)  
Lesson 13 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING THE NOTE-READING LESSONS  
Module 19 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Tunes You Can Play (1)
Lesson 1 Introduction to the Tunes 1 book  
Lesson 2 TUNES 1 BOOK - a suggested order for development  
Lesson 3 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 1 pieces  
Lesson 4 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 2 pieces  
Lesson 5 TUNES 1 BOOK - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 3 pieces  
Lesson 6 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR THE CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTOR - TUNES YOU CAN PLAY 1  
Module 20 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - Tunes You Can Play (2)
Lesson 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE TUES 2 BOOK  
Lesson 2 Tunes You Can Play 2 - A Suggested Order of Development  
Lesson 3 Tunes 2 Book - Suggestions for teaching the Tier 1 pieces  
Lesson 4 Suggestions for Teaching the Tier 2 pieces  
Lesson 5 Tunes 2 - Suggestions for Teaching the Tier 3 pieces  
Lesson 6 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR THE CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTOR - TUNES YOU CAN PLAY 2  
Module 21 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTORS
Lesson 1 BASIC SKILL COMPETENCY FOR THE CHILDBLOOM INSTRUCTOR  
Module 22 TEACHING THE CHILDBLOOM CURRICULUM - The Ensemble books material
Lesson 1 Using the Childbloom Ensemble Material  
Module 23 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING
Lesson 1 ATTRIBUTES OF PLAY THEORY  
Lesson 2 Games - Posture  
Lesson 3 GAMES - Right Hand position & movement  
Lesson 4 Games - proper Left Hand use  
Lesson 5 Games - Learning and motivation games  
Lesson 6 Games - Encouraging repetition  
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Step One - Music Videos and MP3's for Beginning Childbloom Students
This Course includes all the music and voices the beginning student will be learning. There are play-along videos that can be adjusted for speed and MP3 downloads. We recommend that student hear the music many times. Listening is a "magic" activity that prepares the student cognitively and emotionally. It will  make the learning more eager and accurate.
Module 1 INTRODUCTION
Lesson 1 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC!  
Module 2 The Sitting Position
Lesson 1 The best sitting position for practice and performance  
Lesson 2 Elements of good sitting position (Click to view)  
Module 3 Guitar Motion Exercises for the Beginner
Lesson 1 Exercise #1 - Controlling the right hand fingers  
Lesson 2 Thumb Exercise - Controlling the thumb stroke  
Lesson 3 COMBINED EX. #1 & #2 - An exercise for quick skill  
Lesson 4 See-saw Exercise - Starting with the "i" (index) finger  
Lesson 5 See-saw ex. - starting with the M (middle) finger  
Lesson 6 A Stretching exercise for the left hand the correct way.  
Lesson 7 Backwards Caterpillar Exercise  
Module 4 The Music and Videos of the "Hot Cross Buns"
Lesson 1 Hot Cross Buns Voice #1  
Lesson 2 Hot Cross Buns Voice #2  
Lesson 3 Hot Cross Buns Voice #3  
Lesson 4 Hot Cross Buns Voice #4  
Lesson 5 Hot Cross Buns (Accompanying Voice - dyads)  
Lesson 6 Hot Cross Buns - Combined Voice - MP3  
Lesson 7 Practice the hardest part of Voice 1 here: "The one-a-penny-two"  
Lesson 8 Practicing the hardest part of Voice 3  
Module 5 The Music and the Videos of Tonkawa Song
Lesson 1 Tonkawa Song Voice #1  
Lesson 2 Tonkawa Song Voice #2  
Lesson 3 Tonkawa Song Voice #3  
Lesson 4 Tonkawa Song Voice #4  
Lesson 5 Tonkawa Song Accompanying Free Stroke voice (dyads)  
Lesson 6 Tonkawa song MP3  
Lesson 7 An exercise to prepare you to play Tonkawa Song  
Module 6 The music and video of "Are You Sleeping"
Lesson 1 Are You Sleeping (Single Line melody)  
Lesson 2 Are You Sleeping Accompanying voice (dyads)  
Lesson 3 The Music of "Are You Sleeping" Mp3  
Lesson 4 Practice video for "Morning Bells Are Ringing."  
Module 7 The Music and Videos of "La Folia"
Lesson 1 La Folia Voice #1  
Lesson 2 La Folia Voice #2  
Lesson 3 La Folia Voice #3  
Lesson 4 La Folia accompanying Voice - dyads  
Lesson 5 La Folia - The combined voices MP3  
Lesson 6 A string-crossing practice video  
Lesson 7 Practice video for the hardest notes to learn (2nd group of fast notes)  
Lesson 8 Practice video for 15-13-12-10 - so you can play it fast.  
Module 8 The Music and the Videos of "Lightly Row"
Lesson 1 Lightly Row Voice #1  
Lesson 2 Lightly Row Voice #2  
Lesson 3 Lightly Row #3  
Lesson 4 Lightly Row - Accompanying Chords  
Lesson 5 Lightly Row Combined Voices Music MP3  
Lesson 6 Practice the Right Hand pattern for the 2nd voice here  
Lesson 7 Practice the Right and Left hand part of the 2nd voice of Lightly Row  
Lesson 8 Practice the 3-finger chords for Lightly Row here  
Module 9 The Ladder
Lesson 1 The Ladder  
Lesson 2 The Ladder Music MP3  
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Childbloom Free Complete Student Course: Learning to Read Music and beyond
THE VIDEOS - This course is provided free to all our students who are working at home with their Childbloom Instructor during the Covid-19 home study and social distancing. We hope parents and students make use of the course in conjunction with the goals and assignments of your Instructor. WHAT THIS OFFERS - This course provides play-along, practice videos for the Childbloom student. These short videos target the most problematic parts of each piece in the Childbloom Guitar Program curriculum - from the beginning stages to the most advanced. By playing along with the videos the student's practice can be made more effective and mastery can be quicker, especially as the student is able to focus more deeply. Focusing deeply creates deep learning. There is accompanying text to each video to remind the student what to focus on in the video. The videos can be slowed down to accommodate the student's needs or sped up for a challenge. BRAIN/HAND EXERCISES - There is also a special exercise UNIT (Brain/hand patterns) that will help the student develop motor-skill on the instrument and can be used by the more advanced students. This method of practice is more effective when there is a teacher, parent or friend guiding the repetitions of the student - but eventually the student should be able to use this course of practice videos without outside help. We have provided a guide to the appropriate number of repetitions for each age (see "GET STARTED-READ THIS FIRST" menu). THEORY - We have added some basic music theory explanations and downloadable worksheets for students. This material can be checked for accuracy by your Childbloom Instructor. By working though this step-by-step material the interested student will learn about scales, chords, intervals, keys and other important musical concepts. There is also material to help the student learn to read notes in the higher positions on the fretboard.
Module 1 Learning to Read Music
Lesson 1 The Drum Song - Measure 6  
Lesson 2 A Memory at the Door - Measure 5  
Lesson 3 A Memory at the Door Measure 6  
Lesson 4 A Memory at the Door Measure 7  
Lesson 5 Perpetual Motion Exercise  
Lesson 6 Notes Flash Cards  
Lesson 7 Copycat 1st 8 Notes  
Lesson 8 Morning Is Come - Measure 6  
Lesson 9 Song of the Wind - Measure 9 to 10  
Lesson 10 A Gift to be Simple - Measures 8 to 9  
Lesson 11 Hoedown Round - Measures 11-13  
Lesson 12 Tomorrow's Bells - Measure 9  
Lesson 13 Arpeggio Time - Measure 3  
Lesson 14 Arpeggio Time - Right Hand Arpeggio Pattern  
Lesson 15 Arpeggio Time - Right Hand 3-String Chord Exercise  
Lesson 16 Arpeggio Time - 2nd Right Hand Pattern  
Lesson 17 Hummingbird - Right Hand Exercise  
Lesson 18 Hummingbird Shift - Measures 1 to 2  
Lesson 19 Hummingbird - Measure 9  
Lesson 20 Hummingbird Triplet Right Hand Pattern  
Lesson 21 Hummingbird Tremolo Pattern  
Lesson 22 Amen - Shifting Up-Down - Measures 5 to 7  
Lesson 23 Falcon Round  
Lesson 24 Komodo Dance - Measures 7 to 8  
Lesson 25 Two Pirates - Measures 3 to 4  
Lesson 26 Nighthawk - Measure 5  
Lesson 27 Nighthawk - Measures 7 to 8  
Lesson 28 The Waves - RIght Hand Pattern - Measure 1  
Lesson 29 Kind of Blue - Measure 3 to 4  
Lesson 30 Kind of Blue - Measures 9 to 10  
Lesson 31 High-Stepping - Measure 1 to 2  
Lesson 32 Sopchoppy Blues - Measure 7  
Lesson 33 Sambino - Measures 13 to 14  
Lesson 34 Twitch Study - Measure 5  
Lesson 35 Mystery Highway - Measures 13 to 14  
Lesson 36 Cranberry Jig - Measure 13  
Lesson 37 Study in A Minor - Measure 9  
Lesson 38 Dangerous Kitten - Measures 7 to 8  
Lesson 39 Amazing Grace - Measure 12  
Lesson 40 Song of Joy - Measures 8 to 9  
Lesson 41 Hey-Ho To the Greenwood - Measure 5 to 6 (Rhythm) Difficulty  
Lesson 42 The Dyad Song - Measure 4 to 5  
Lesson 43 Preparation Exercise for "Peasant's Dance"  
Lesson 44 Peasant's Dance - Measure 2  
Lesson 45 Drifting Cloud - Measures 1-4  
Lesson 46 Boogie Woogie - Measure 9  
Lesson 47 Study #1 Opus 60 - Measure 15 to 16  
Lesson 48 Greensleeves - Measures 7 to 8  
Lesson 49 Greensleeves - Measures 15 to 16  
Lesson 50 Goat Dance - Measure 19  
Lesson 51 Goat Dance - (2nd voice) - Measure 5  
Lesson 52 America (1st voice) - Measures 12-13  
Lesson 53 Farewell (1st voice) - Measure 7  
Lesson 54 Skating - for three guitars (MP3)  
Lesson 55 Skating - part one only (Mp3)  
Lesson 56 Skating - Part 2 only (MP3)  
Lesson 57 Skating - Part 3 only (MP3)  
Lesson 58 The Goat Dance - all parts - (MP3)  
Lesson 59 The Goat Dance - Part 1 - MP3  
Lesson 60 The Goat Dance - Part 3 - Mp3  
Lesson 61 The Goat Dance - Part 2 - MP3  
Lesson 62 America - 3 parts (MP3)  
Lesson 63 America - Part 1 (MP3)  
Lesson 64 America - Part 2 (MP3)  
Lesson 65 America - Part 3 (MP3)  
Lesson 66 Farewell - Both parts (MP3)  
Lesson 67 Farewell - Part one (MP3)  
Lesson 68 Farewell - Part two (MP3)  
Module 2 How to Change a String
Lesson 1 How to change a string  
Module 3 Tunes You Can Play 1
Lesson 1 Moderato - Ms.6-7  
Lesson 2 Waltz (Aguado) - M.12 LH  
Lesson 3 Minuetto (Aguado) - Ms.11-12  
Lesson 4 Minuetto (Aguado) - Ms.13-14  
Lesson 5 Arpeggio Study (Aguado) - Ms.5-6  
Lesson 6 The Waves - Ms.6-7 (1)  
Lesson 7 The Camel - M.8  
Lesson 8 The Procession - Ms.4-5  
Lesson 9 The Circus Tune - Ms.11-12  
Lesson 10 Little Waltz D - M.1  
Lesson 11 Little Waltz D - Ms.13-14  
Lesson 12 Way Too Cool - M.9  
Lesson 13 Way Too Cool - M.13  
Lesson 14 Waltz in G (Kuffner) - M3-4  
Lesson 15 Waltz in G (Kuffner) - M.9  
Lesson 16 Opus 60 #2 - Ms. 38-40  
Lesson 17 Opus 35 #1 - Ms.31-32  
Lesson 18 Opus 31 #1 - M.11-12.mp4  
Lesson 19 Waltz in G - Opus 51 #1 - Ms.31-33  
Lesson 20 Andantino (Giuliani)- M.17  
Lesson 21 Andantino (Giuliani) - Ms.30-31  
Lesson 22 Dance in G (Carulli) - Ms.3-4  
Lesson 23 Waltz in C (Carulli) - Ms.1-2  
Lesson 24 Waltz in A (Carulli) - Ms.9  
Lesson 25 Waltz in A (Carulli) - Ms.28-29  
Lesson 26 Slur Preparation for "Palace of Nonesuch"  
Lesson 27 Palace of Nonesuch - Ms.4-5  
Lesson 28 Palace of Nonesuch - Ms.8-9  
Lesson 29 Packington's Pound - Ms.12-14  
Lesson 30 Chiara Stella - Ms.5-6  
Lesson 31 Andantino Grazioso - Ms.3-4  
Lesson 32 Italiano (Sicilian) - M.9  
Lesson 33 Two Bugles - Ms.20-21  
Lesson 34 Marizapolos - Ms.6-8  
Lesson 35 Marizapolis - Ms.16-18  
Lesson 36 Marizapolos - Ms.17-19  
Lesson 37 Landler - Ms.3-4  
Lesson 38 Landler - Ms.7-8  
Lesson 39 Landler - Ms.14-16  
Lesson 40 Blues 1 - M.5  
Lesson 41 Neli's Dance - M.2  
Lesson 42 Neli's Dance - Ms.17-18  
Lesson 43 Notes Flash Cards Advanced  
Module 4 Easy Ensemble Book Sound Files (The Purple Book)
Lesson 1 Copycat  
Lesson 2 Three Friends  
Lesson 3 Choral  
Lesson 4 No School  
Lesson 5 The Clock  
Lesson 6 Abraham's Song  
Lesson 7 The Irish Song  
Lesson 8 Heart Motion  
Lesson 9 Dotted Duet  
Lesson 10 Adagio  
Lesson 11 Transylvania  
Lesson 12 Sueno  
Lesson 13 Stomp  
Lesson 14 Amazing Grace  
Lesson 15 Sonnet by Enrique Valderrabano  
Lesson 16 Pavane by Luis Milan  
Lesson 17 The Rebel Soldier - American Folk Song  
Lesson 18 A Gift To Be Simple - A 19th Century Shaker Hymn  
Lesson 19 Home on The Range - Traditional American  
Lesson 20 Silent NIght by Franz Gruber  
Lesson 21 Carol of the Bells - Ukranian Folk traditional  
Lesson 22 Cotton Eye'd Joe - American traditional  
Lesson 23 Turkey in the Straw - Irish/American Fiddle Tune  
Lesson 24 Greenland by Kevin Taylor  
Lesson 25 Island TIme by Kelli Larson  
Lesson 26 El Cefiro - Mexican Traditional  
Lesson 27 I will Twine by Philbrick Webster  
Lesson 28 Harmonious Blacksmith - Frederik Handel (by Mauro Giuliani)  
Module 5 Tunes You Can Play 2
Lesson 1 Bryd on a Brere Ms.11-12  
Lesson 2 Pezzo Tedesco Ms. 3-4  
Lesson 3 Piva Ms.56-59  
Lesson 4 Bagpipe Tune M.33  
Lesson 5 Bagpipe Tune Ms.37-38  
Lesson 6 Preparation Exercise for "Wilson's Wilde"  
Lesson 7 Wilson's Wilde Ms.15-16  
Lesson 8 Planxty Irwin Ms.12-14  
Lesson 9 Planxty Irwin Ms.18-21  
Lesson 10 The Skye Boat Song M.11  
Lesson 11 The Skye Boat Song Ms.19-20  
Lesson 12 Villanos M2  
Lesson 13 Villanos M.6-7  
Lesson 14 Espanoleta Ms.30-31  
Lesson 15 La Folia M.4-5  
Lesson 16 Canarios Ms.6-8  
Lesson 17 Canarios Ms.13-14  
Lesson 18 Canarios M.36  
Lesson 19 Minuet Ms.7-8  
Lesson 20 Gigue Ms.14-16  
Lesson 21 Op. 241 #18 Ms.15-16  
Lesson 22 Etude in Am (Carulli) Ms. 3-4  
Lesson 23 Divertimento Op. 40 #11 Ms.3-4  
Lesson 24 Divertimento Op. 40 #11 Ms.12-13  
Lesson 25 Lesson #2 Op. 31 Ms.8-9  
Lesson 26 Lesson #2 Op. 31 Ms.38-39  
Lesson 27 Lesson #3 Op. 31 Ms.19-20  
Lesson 28 Lesson #3 Op. 31 Ms.21-22  
Lesson 29 Lesson #3 Op. 31 Ms.31-32  
Lesson 30 Waltz #4 Op. 57 Ms.20-22  
Lesson 31 Waltz #4 Op. 57 Ms.62-65  
Lesson 32 Op. 35 #8 Ms.36-38  
Lesson 33 Op. 59 #25 Ms.7-8 (without barre)  
Lesson 34 Op. 59 #25 Ms.7-8 (with barre)  
Lesson 35 Prelude in D minor MS. 7-8  
Lesson 36 Prelude in D Major Ms.1-2  
Lesson 37 Prelude in D Major Ms.8-9  
Lesson 38 Lesson 80 M3  
Lesson 39 Lesson 85 MS.7-8  
Lesson 40 Zum Galli Galli M.11  
Lesson 41 Dusty Trails Ms.20-21  
Lesson 42 Dusty Trails Ms.23-24  
Lesson 43 The Old Car Ms.5-6  
Lesson 44 Waltz of the Sad Cloud Ms.5-7  
Lesson 45 Waltz of the Sad Cloud Ms.14-16  
Lesson 46 Aspen Song Ms.12-13  
Lesson 47 Damascus Journey MS. 28-29  
Lesson 48 Allegretto Ms.2-3  
Lesson 49 Allegretto Ms.14-16  
Lesson 50 Arpeggio with Rest Stroke Accent Exercise  
Lesson 51 Soleares Ms.17-18  
Lesson 52 Soleares Ms.41-44  
Lesson 53 Dangerous Tango Ms. 11-12  
Lesson 54 Dangerous Tango M. 36  
Lesson 55 Invocation M.5  
Lesson 56 Invocation M.17  
Lesson 57 Invocation Ms.20-21  
Lesson 58 Tarantella Ms.17-18  
Lesson 59 Tarantella Ms.42-43  
Lesson 60 White Water Etude M.34  
Lesson 61 White Water Etude M52  
Lesson 62 A Kinder World Ms.2-3  
Lesson 63 A Kinder World Ms.6-7  
Lesson 64 Romancelle Ms.21-22  
Module 6 Brain/Hand Patterns
Lesson 1 Free Stroke - Index (i) Finger  
Lesson 2 Free Stroke - Middle (m) Finger  
Lesson 3 Free Stroke - Ring (a) Finger  
Lesson 4 Free Stroke - p-i-p-m-p-a-p-m  
Lesson 5 Free Stroke - p-i-p-m Motion  
Lesson 6 Arpeggio - p-i-m-a  
Lesson 7 Arpeggio - p-a-m-i  
Lesson 8 Steady Hand/Moving Thumb - p-i-m  
Lesson 9 Scalar Motion & Correct Left Hand Placement - 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-3  
Lesson 10 1 Octave Major Scale (Moveable)  
Lesson 11 1 Octave Pure Minor Scale (Moveable)  
Lesson 12 Shifting Motion for Left Hand  
Lesson 13 Rest/Free Stroke Alternation for Right Hand  
Lesson 14 Playing 3-String Chords (a-m-i)  
Lesson 15 Free Stroke Arpeggio - p-i-m-a-m-a-m-a  
Lesson 16 Left Hand Placement Exercise  
Module 7 Music Theory
Lesson 1 The Parts of Notes  
Lesson 2 The Staff  
Lesson 3 The Clefs  
Lesson 4 The Chromatic Scale (all the notes)  
Lesson 5 Scale steps  
Lesson 6 The musical alphabet & notes on the staff  
Lesson 7 The Musical Alphabet & the Chromatic Scale  
Lesson 8 The Scales - The Major Scale  
Lesson 9 Spelling Major scales  
Lesson 10 Chords: learning Tonic/Dominant pairs  
Lesson 11 Basic Chord Chemistry - The Triad building blocks  
Module 8 LEARNING HOW TO PLAY BLUES AND ROCK
Lesson 1 LEARNING BLUES & ROCK  
Lesson 2 THE CHORD KEY-FAMILIES  
Lesson 3 BLUES RHYTHM PATTERNS  
Lesson 4 ALTERNATE RHYTHM PATTERNS  
Lesson 5 PLAYING BLUES "LEAD" - The Pentatonic MINOR scale  
Lesson 6 SOME GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVISING ON THE BLUES SCALE  
Lesson 7 2 SOLO BLUES TUNES IN THE KEY OF "A" AND "E"  
Lesson 8 SOME FAMOUS BLUES TUNES USING JUST THREE CHORDS  
Module 9 THE ROOTS OF BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC - MOUNTAIN MUSIC OF THE APPALACHIANS
Lesson 1 HISTORY OF "MOUNTAIN MUSIC"  
Lesson 2 Guitar Chords for traditional bluegrass and mountain music tunes  
Lesson 3 How to read the leadsheets  
Lesson 4 Traditional mountain, folk and bluegrass tunes  
Lesson 5 The Pentatonic MAJOR scale pattern  
Lesson 6 Bluegrass rifs as Chord replacements  
Lesson 7 SOME GOSPEL, FOLK, COUNTRY AND POP MUSIC TITLES THAT USE JUST THREE CHORDS  
Module 10 Duets for Tunes 1 Players and Beyond
Lesson 1 Duet - "Kelpie"  
Lesson 2 Duet - "Walking Home"  
Lesson 3 Duet - "On The Boat"  
Lesson 4 Duet - "Thinking Back"  
Lesson 5 Duet - "Mud Puddle Jazz"  
Module 11 Duets for players in the Tunes You Can Play 2 Book and beyond
Lesson 1 Duet - Jamaica Morning  
Lesson 2 Duet - Morning Knights  
Lesson 3 Duet - Versus  
Lesson 4 Duet - "Cavatina"  
Lesson 5 Duet - "Cabaletta"  
Module 12 Advanced Expansion Music beyond the Tunes You Can Play 2 Book for Soloists
Lesson 1 Renaissance Music  
Lesson 2 Baroque Music  
Lesson 3 Classical Period Works  
Lesson 4 Romantic Period Works  
Lesson 5 20th Century and Contemporary works  
Module 13 The Sound Oasis book sound files (MIDI) - Short duets in various styles
Lesson 1 Week-End Dance  
Lesson 2 Zeppelin  
Lesson 3 Inca Dance  
Lesson 4 Old Dance  
Lesson 5 Nostalgia  
Lesson 6 Skater's Dance  
Lesson 7 Viennese Dance  
Lesson 8 Ragtime Stroll  
Lesson 9 Blue Prairie  
Lesson 10 Radio Song  
Lesson 11 The Wonder  
Lesson 12 Milonga  
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