RMM SESSIONS AT THE 2011 MTNA CONFERENCE IN MILWAUKEE
The 2011 MTNA Convention promises to be as educational and inspiring as ever. This year, the MTNA convention is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from March 25 – 30. Here is your chance to hear four, motivating sessions on Recreational Music Making, presented by experienced and enthusiastic RMM teachers. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a new facet of your teaching and a new way to create more music makers!
Sunday, March 27 2:15-3:15pm, Convention Center Room 201
- Forty is the New Seven: RMM and the Traditional Teacher : Susan Geffen
Traditional teachers, rejoice! This session will help you learn strategies both to satisfy the needs of recreational adult students and to keep us happy as educators.
Tuesday, March 29 11:00am-12:00noon, Convention Center Room 102 DE
- Recreational Music Making Teaching Demonstration with Adult Piano Students from The Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee : Debra Perez
RMM specialist, Debra Perez will create a live musical experience with a RMM class from the local Steinway Piano Gallery. Come observe the students, follow the lesson plan and experience a typical RMM class.
Tuesday, March 29 2:15-3:15pm, Convention Center Room 102 DE
- Not Just Big Kids: Teaching Today’s Adult Music Students : Thomas Swenson
Teaching adult students presents unique challenges and rewards for the music instructor. Based on his own research, Dr. Swenson will share information on their characteristics, motivations and preferences.
Wednesday, March 30, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Convention Center Room 102 DE
- Not Teaching in Groups Yet? The Latest Neurological Research Supports Group Learning!: Mary Louise Wilson
Developments in brain research support the validity of group-learning. This session will present some of the latest findings from scholars in the area of music and the brain and applications for group piano classes.