Recreational Music Making
Every Life Needs Music!
|As an adult participating in a
Recreational Music Making (RMM) program, you are among the
largest group of beginning and actively participating music
students in the country. If you have always dreamed of
playing an instrument, used to play when you were younger and
have a desire to play again or simply need a relaxing and fun
activity to release you from everyday life, our RMM classes are
designed specifically for you.
||Recreational Music Making
encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling music-based
activities that unite people of all ages regardless of their
challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive
expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched
by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves
music. ~Billy Joel
|What does this
|Imagine a world where everyone makes
music...where there's no pressure to perform, no rigid training
schedule...just people playing for the pure enjoyment, health
and social benefits that go with it.
Imagine a world where
music has become an everyday outlet for socializing and living a
healthier lifestyle where music is as much a part of every day
life as exercise and nutrition.
|Sound Utopian? Maybe, but this exciting grass-roots
movement known as Recreational Music Making is quickly
gaining support and momentum across the country.
|What is it all about?
|Recreational Music Making tears down the age-old idea
that music is "for a select group called musicians," or that you
can't get into it without a huge investment in equipment, time
and talent. In short, Recreational Music Making
asserts that making music belongs to everyone.
Music Making is distinct from "regular" music making as its
purpose is the enjoyment and well-being of the participant and
the group, not an artistic or aesthetic outcome. Of
particular importance is the fact that participation does not
require talent or training. Exemplary performance is not
the motive - fun and relaxation are the key drivers.