The STREAMliners

We provide unique, playful, arts-based techniques that support the students’ language and math skills while providing teachers unique ways to impact their students.

TAO’s Approach to Early Learning Reading-Readiness

The STREAMliners Arts-Integrated Academic Education uses Grade 3 reading-readiness as our North Star. We support early childhood (age 3 & up) to lower elementary students (Grade 2) by building literacy and math skills through the use of original art, music, and dance.

We provide unique, playful, arts-based techniques that support the students’ language and math skills while providing teachers unique ways to reach their students.

For example, we use drumming techniques to help support better speech patterns, building fluency and reading skills. Additionally, our staff of creatives build songs, poems, dances, and storylines to reinforce teachers’ lesson plans. Then, we deliver the service in the class alongside of their teacher (building continuity for students and teaching tools for the classroom teacher).

The Process

When working with a school, we request current vocabulary words (that support both literary and math content). Our team creates songs and poems to reinforce the teacher’s lesson. Additionally, teachers have access to our portal library of songs, poems, and techniques to reinforce the curriculum when we are absent.

The program is performed weekly inside of the classroom; each class represents 20 - 40 minutes of class time (based on the children’s attention span).

Rhythmic Vocabulary

Class Times Vary Based on Grade Level & Attention Span (10 – 20 minutes)

Rhythm is an excellent way to support early reading skills! Through drum circles, students perform and speak the words-of-the-week, spell the words, and perform the words within a structured narrative from our customized poem library. Students are exposed to using drums and separation of syllables to help guide them toward better speech habits.

Our Approach Supports Fluency!

Rhythmic Vocabulary focuses on more than speed and accuracy. We utilize practicing musicians who are accustomed to measuring audio skills. We focus on students’ speech patterns looking to improve their melody, articulation, inflection, bounce, and speed within their sentences, similarly to a musician listening to the music that they perform; our staff is acutely centered on how articulate their speech sounds which builds students’ ability to reader
clearly and faster.

A second exercise with drumming technique focuses on math concepts including counting, skip counting, counting backwards, etc. This exercise is performed in the same manner.


Word Association Songs

Class Times Vary Based on Grade Level & Attention Span (5 – 10 minutes)

Using the weekly vocabulary list provided by the teacher, we create songs that support the at-hand language concept (such as short vowels). The songs are played and kinesthetic movement is used to help build continuity to reinforce the words’ meaning.


Math Concepts

Class Times Vary Based on Grade Level & Attention Span (5 – 10 minutes)

We perform this segment to help students understand and retain the current math concepts being taught by the academic teacher. Using mnemonics (musical/rhythmic phrases to help students remember curriculum) as a fun and memorable approach, we aid in the comprehension of addition and subtraction sentences.


Additional Segments

20 – 40 minutes

Memorizing has never been more fun!
We create poems, songs, and rhythmic ideas to help students remember seasons, months, colors, and other universal concepts.

Virtual Learning

We have hundreds of videos for online learning. 

Enrichment Classes

TAO’s enrichment programs combine various academic concepts (language, math, and science) with many art forms, including music, dance, culinary, art, and theater. This program helps students understand how various subjects are connected and help build knowledge and whole-brain thinking. This program is offered to students in school, after-school, and out-of-school from Grade K through 8.


Geometric Shapes through Dance & Movement

TAO dancers use music and dance to create an adventurous and fun way to understand geometric shapes and their place in the learning format. Furthermore, they create 3-dimensional shapes and angles using their bodies to have their student audience decide if the shape’s characteristics were used properly.

Audio Story Book

History and Creative Writing

TAO actors use Foley design (sound effects) to build a story or poem from current events or history lesson material. Through this exercise, students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their peers as they work together to formulate creative literature and poetry.

The Mystery Box

Sound Effects and Inference

TAO actors use Foley design (sound effects) to build a story from a box of mystery narratives.  The students must use clues from the narrative to decide on the story’s plot and ending.  Through the duration of the story, students pair the narrative with musical sounds to highlight the fiction’s message.

Culinary Science

Culinary Arts & Science

   Chefs demonstrate how the culinary world constantly seeks innovative ways to explore new flavors using science.  Dry ice and other gastronomic practices are explained and demonstrated.

Play With Your Food - Culinary Nutrition

Grades K through 12

Practicing chefs teach children in food-insecure communities how to shop economically, select healthy foods, and prepare meals while building their knowledge of nutrition and mindful eating.

Rhythm Clock

A Tool For Connections

The base board depicts compass directions, the clock face, and a key on the back. The wooden, manipulative pieces are color-coded to the Note Knacks, and display note/fraction/degrees on one side and the corresponding rest/percentage on the other side.