• MTS will introduce and explain the application
  • MTS will hand a conducting baton and teach the Ct a simple beating pattern that matches the song utilized (I used “You Are My Sunshine.”)
  • MTS will begin playing and singing when the Ct is ready and will follow all of the Ct’s directions.
  • MTS will praise and encourage Ct throughout the application

I used this application once in my field site and my Ct responded very well. What I like about this application is that it gives the Ct a chance to exercise a certain level of power and control, all while still expressing creatively, connecting socially with the MTS, and exercising his/her arms through the gross motor movement of conducting.

–Katherine Mendenhall