Ronald Radford's Presentation Stydy Guide|
A Summary of 18 Pages Which You Will Receive In Advance of the Program
Mr. Radfords program supports national educational standards both in musical
and spoken content as well as in the learning and discovery that results from
the activities in the study guide. Get the most out of Mr. Radford's visit to
your school by using this highly acclaimed study guide for preparation and
follow-up work in class. The study guide contains:
Biography of Ronald Radford: A one-minute introduction.
Program Description: Includes quotes from principals and teachers.
Essay on Spain: Focuses on Andalucia in southern Spain including
geography, life-style, famous people, sights, sounds & smells, and the history
of its peoples including the Gypsies (originally from India), who developed
the Flamenco art.
Essay on Flamenco: Emphasis on Flamenco as a folklore (guitar music,
singing, and dancing), which involves children and adults in various community
settings. Includes customs, cultural influences and performance.
Discussion Questions: Challenges students to become aware of how music
makes them feel and the importance of being a good listener.
Activities: Three pages of things to do before or after the performance
involving playing music, listening, map work, reading, writing, drawing, and
various group experiences exploring sound, rhythm, emotions, movement and
Crossword Puzzle: Includes words like Spain, Andalucia, & Gypsies.
Spanish Vocabulary: Includes words and phrases Mr. Radford will use
during the program (and teach to K-6). Pronunciation guide is included.
Poetry: "La Guitarra", in Spanish by Garcia Lorca (with English
translation) and "The Guitar, Some Definitions" by Carl Sandburg. Great for
Graphics: Includes a diagram of the Flamenco guitar with all parts
labeled, and three line drawings with captions suitable for posting for older
students, or for coloring for younger kids.
Flyer: Includes a professional biography, a picture of Mr. Radford and
reviews from concert performances.
This poster is suitable to be post around the school to announce his coming
program. A large color poster is also provided.
You may get a copy of the Study Guide directly from Mr. Radford by phone or