Fiddlesticks integrated-arts classes combine music, art, movement and play to provide a balanced and joyful learning experience for young children. Through discovery, experience and understanding children are given the opportunity to see, hear and feel the creative process. This approach in a structured educational environment allows for children to engage multiple intelligences and diverse learning styles.
Lessons are filled with wonder-inspiring activities designed to engage, delight and challenge the whole child. Daily activities are thematically connected and follow the cycles of the seasons.
The core music curriculum consists of mostly singing games and poems which children love. These singing games and poems provide the foundation for basic musical literacy and good musicianship.

"The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows:

1.  A well-trained ear
2.  A well-trained intelligence
3.  A well-trained heart
4.  A well-trained hand.

All four must develop together, in constant equilibrium." (Zoltàn Kodàly)

Violin and cello and piano are introduced.
Children are expected to practice kindness, cooperation and compassion, to work hard and to play wonderfully!
Small classes allow for varied levels of interaction between children and teacher.

Here is a general outline of a morning integrated-arts studio class:
09:00  Free art, constructive play and one-on-one strings
09:15  Music (movement, singing games, poetry, singing story)
10:00  Hand wash and toilet time
10:10  Snack time
10:20  Quiet reading or story time
10:30  Directed art /puzzle time, free art or make-believe play
11:45  Musical adventure or "children's choice" music games
11:55  Goodbye circle 

Fiddlesticks Studio
of Fine Arts for Young Children

508 Tweedsmuir Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 5N9 

Phone: 613 402 7034