Brian Chung | RMM Content Summary
 
 

The following are some of the teaching questions that will be answered by the Recreational Music Making Handbook:

 

  • What are the similarities/differences between RMM and traditional teaching?
  • What are the attributes of a great RMM teacher?
  • Is RMM teaching only for adults or can it be taught to any age group?
  • Will adult RMM students have the same musical goals as traditional students?
  • Will they want to achieve a high level of proficiency or just have fun?
  • Can adults be taught with the same materials and methodology used to teach children?
  • Will RMM students want to learn individually or in groups?
  • Where can RMM classes be taught?
  • What instruments should be available to teach RMM?
  • Is a digital piano lab required for group lessons?
  • How should the teacher prepare for the first lesson?
  • Are lesson plans necessary?
  • How should classes be organized?
  • Should students be grouped according to their skill level?
  • What styles of music will RMM students want to learn?
  • What replaces recitals?
  • How much should an RMM teacher charge for group lessons?
  • How should a teacher approach an outside facility for RMM classes?
  • How should an RMM course description be worded?
  • How does an RMM teacher recruit students?
  • What do music retailers think about RMM?
  • What are retailers looking for in an RMM teacher for their store?
  • How can a teacher partner with a retailer if not teaching in a store?
  • Could RMM persuade younger “dropouts” to keep playing music?