This post is the first in a series of interviews of RMM students. Brenda began learning piano using the RMM approach in January 2011. What made you decide to start taking piano at this point in your life? While I’ve always thought I wanted to learn to play the piano, I probably would have not attempted it if I hadn’t met Megan; she encouraged me to try it and that’s the little push I … [Read more...] about Meet An RMM Student: Brenda
This is what Megan's Piano Lessons looked like a year ago. This is what Megan's Piano Lessons looks like today. We're packing up and heading to Tulsa! Very excited for a new beginning and a fresh start to Megan's Piano Lessons. See you in Tulsa! … [Read more...] about Looking Forward!
One of my favorite parts of teaching piano is finding creative opportunities for my school-aged students to perform. I definitely like to prepare them to play in formal recital settings, but I think it's just as important to get them out in the community to share their music in many different environments. This past school year we had a really fun mix of performances. I thought I'd share a … [Read more...] about Looking Back
Tonight is my grand finale at the Monday Night Jam before I move next week. I've been playing the fiddle with this group for the past five years. Its the epitome of RMM! A group of friends that jammed together at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS decided they wanted to continue jamming all year long. They play a mix of Irish and traditional music. There are all sorts of interesting … [Read more...] about Monday Night Jam
Everything is abreviated these days! Here's a new one for you: RMM. RMM stands for Recreational Music Making. Its a new and exciting approach to learning the piano. It was created specifically for adults who have always wanted to play the piano. It requires no talent and only an openness to try new things with a group of other adults in a fun and stress-free environment. Not only do RMM … [Read more...] about What is RMM?
My elementary and middle school students' big goal for the year was to make their own CD. We had assignment books that looked like iPods. Inside the assignment book there was a point system. For every 20 points earned, students got to record a song. When they had 200 points or 10 songs, they were ready to make a CD. The students got to help design their CDs and we had them printed using … [Read more...] about CDs Are Here!