RMM Sessions 2017

2017 RMM Pedagogy Saturday Program Schedule

Opening Session: Welcome and RMM FAQ’s – 8:00

The inimitable Brian Chung will open with an overview of the RMM philosophy and what to expect in the day’s sessions. Richard Rejino and Brenda Dillon will present the results of an RMM national poll along with practical applications for the questions it raises.

  • Brian Chung – opening
  • Richard Rejino – National Survey Results
  • Brenda Dillon– Practical Applications of Survey/ FAQs

Session #1: RMM in Practice (practical solutions for the classroom) – 9:15am

The RMM philosophy initially focused on classes for adult students. Now, it has expanded to engaging students of all ages, from preschool through older adults.  Our presenters will share what RMM looks like in their teaching.

  • Elle Tyler – Preschool and Elementary age
  • Bradley Sowash – Teens and Adult

Session #2: The Many Settings of RMM – 10:30am

RMM classes can be taught in a variety of venues. Prospective students may find RMM programs in different locations, such as community music schools, churches and music stores.  Discussing each of these venues are:

  • Emily Book McGree – Community Music School
  • David Easley – Church
  • Sandy Triplett – Retail

Lunch break

Session #3: RMM Enhanced – 1:00pm

Reaching students where they are without sacrificing standards is the name of the game. This session will help teachers navigate the tightrope of maintaining student interest while teaching them the skills they need.

  • Nan Baker Richerson – supplementary ideas
  • Mario Ajero -technological applications

Session #4: Creative RMM – 2:15pm

Creativity plays an integral role in music study. This session offers an academic and practical application of this important ingredient of your students’ success.

  • Liz Menard – an academic approach toward creativity
  • Drew Donica – practical applications of creativity in a group setting

Session #5: Best Ideas – 3:30pm

In what has become an RMM track favorite, this rapid-fire session will give you ideas that you can immediately use in your teaching. Hosted, by the charismatic Kevin Cranley, President of Willis Music, you don’t want to miss this session!

  • Robin Bertucci Yee – Yee Music Studio, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Stephanie Baily
  • Brandon Bascom – Brandon Bascom Studio, Clovis, CA
  • Sara Ernst – University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Eneida Larti – Parlando School of Musical Arts, Boulder, CO
  • Sarah Rushing – Parlando School of Musical Arts, Boulder, CO
  • Louise Anderson – Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Pam Pike – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jane E. McNulty – Music For Everyone Learning Center, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Valerie McInroy – Play Out Loud Music Studio, Corpus Christi, TX

Closing Session: Stop.Start.Continue. – 4:30pm

When is the last time you took a quiet moment to reflect on your teaching? Been a while? Attend this closing session and give your teaching the thought it deserves. Facilitated by Nan Richerson, you will be prompted to think about your teaching from varying angles.You will leave with a plan!

  • Nan Baker Richerson