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?