Performances

Where Kids are the Stars of the Show

Music changes lives, brings joy, lifts spirits, strengthens the mind, empowers communities, readies kids for school and life, and engages our social and emotional needs.  Music is essential to our well-being.

 

School & Early Childhood

Phil Baker and the Red Guitar

 

Assembly, Parent-Involvement, Residency

 

  • Baker creates a welcoming environment for children of all abilities

  • Activities are age-appropriate and child-first by design

  • Phil believes children are active, creative learners, not just consumers of content

  • Programs engage a child's social and emotional needs

  • Tap into a child's growing curiosity and fascination with the world

  • Engages a child's social and emotional needs

 

Songs and Activities

Limbo Rock, Conga line, Big Dance Circle, Freeze Rock, Do The Swim, Afro-Cuban Classical Solo, Chicken Dance, Better Together, Friendship Suite, Put a Little Move In Your Day, Hug Song, Hoedown
 

Testimonials

 

"Children danced their way to exhaustion!  Parents were thrilled he came." -Aberdeen

YMCA Child Care 

 

"Excellent program that really involved our students." -Webster Elementary School

 

"Very good turnout. Children loved it." -Black Hills State University

 

"Phil entertained for the Milken Institute Festival for Youth.  Rave reviews from everyone." -Madison Elementary School

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Family & Community

Phil Baker and the Red Guitar

 

Fair, Festival, Library, Park, Zoo, Museum, Corporate, Nonprofit, Farm and Ag, Convention, Home Show, Holiday, Bubble Parade, Theme Park, Mall, USO, College

  • Enjoyed by families with kids ages 3-12

  • Age-appropriate and child-first by design

  • Baker creates a welcoming environment for children and people of all abilities

  • Put your team or corporate mascot in the show

 

Songs and Activities

Limbo Rock, Conga line, Big Dance Circle, Freeze Rock, Do The Swim, Chicken Dance, Better Together, Friendship Suite, Put a Little Move In Your Day, Hug Song, Hoedown

Testimonials 

"Wonderful performer who entertains children and adults."  -South Dakota State Fair

 

"Brings in the crowd we need." -Lewis & Clark Goosefest

 

"Had families up and dancing.  A wonderful, joyous event."  -Dahl Fine Arts Center

 

"One of our most requested performers."  -Mt. Rushmore

 

"He's had kind of like a Pied Piper show."  -Yankton Riverboat Days

 

"He made it so fun. The kids love to participate in the actions and really 'ham' it up" -Huron Parks and Rec
 

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Keynote/Workshop Presentation

"Discover the Power of Music, Movement, and the Arts for Teaching and Learning"
 

Teacher conference, In-service, Young Writer/Artist

 

Educating teachers is essential to any significant effort to bring music, movement, and the arts to students.

Participation in these areas helps children to develop socially and emotionally, as well as physically and intellectually.

This keynote/workshop experience . . .  

 

  • Offers strategies and techniques for using music, movement, and the arts in the classroom 

 

  • Enhances a teachers’ creativity, knowledge, confidence, and appreciation in these areas             

  • Encourages teachers to reflect on how they incorporate music, movement, and the arts into their typical school day

 

What will participants gain?

 

  • Participants will learn from Baker, a musician and educator with 34 years experience in using music and movement with children 

 

  • He has an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Design, and has developed music for CHARACTER COUNTS!, the Sanford Harmony Program, the FIT Program for WebMD and Sanford Health, and others  


Approach and Results

  • Participants will participate in a series of music and movement exercises  

 

  • Participants will discuss conceptual learning theories and how they apply to music, movement, and the arts

 

  • Participants can expect to take away new songs and activities to use in the classroom, and to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of using music, movement and the arts in teaching and learning

Need a keynote/workshop?  

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Let's Go!

Phil Baker Music 

PO Box 88852 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57109

philbaker3@sio.midco.net 

(605) 321-9546

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