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2022 RMM Pedagogy Saturday Sessions

Recreational Music Making
Building the RMM Community: Strategizing, Teaching and Empowering

RMM Committee: Rebecca Bellelo, Emily Book McGree, Nan Baker Richerson, and Richard Rejino, chair

These sessions will feature practical applications and tips to help make your teaching more effective and fulfilling. You’ll learn about adult learning and teaching; you’ll hear about how to engage students individually in a group setting and about ideas to enrich and supplement group and private lessons; you’ll have fun during the Best Ideas session. Discover the rewards of embarking on a musical journey with people who have always wanted to play the piano.

8:00–9:00 a.m.

So You want to Play the Piano—Your Chance is Here! & Best Ideas: Games with Martha Hilley Martha Hilley, NCTM

Martha Hilley opens our day with an inspiring session on the benefits of RMM, followed by our perennial, fast moving Best Ideas session, where you’ll come away with great ideas to start using immediately!

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Listening with the Whole Body: Music Literacy through Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Jeremy Dittus

Get off your chair and let’s move!  Explore dynamic techniques for students to learn notation while developing their ear through the movement and music principles of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. 

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Many Means to Musical Ends with Adult Students with Pam Pike & Jackie Edwards and Scholarship Winner Announcements with Jackie Edwards-Henry, Pamela D. Pike, NCTM

Even if improvisation, ensembles and lead sheets are outside of your wheelhouse, this session provides user-friendly tips and explores easy ways to incorporate these adult-approved, engaging activities in lessons and classes.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Off-Bench Matters! & Diverse Teaching Repertoire for Beginning Students with Leila Viss and Angela Miller-Niles, NCTM

 Leila and Angela will illustrate how engaging musical strategies and experiences, and repertoire by composers outside the traditional canon can be used as teaching tools to keep students connected and thriving in the learning process. 

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Groups and Games: Building a Foundation for Music Literacy with Katherine Fisher & Julie Knerr Hague

Discover how to teach key musical concepts in groups while keeping your students engaged and having fun! In this group demonstration, the clinicians will present ways to teach children technique, reading, and comprehensive musicianship skills.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Engage Through Diversity: Developing Musicianship Skills through Multimedia Lessons & Accessing What’s New in Learning Research with Chan Kiat Lim, NTCM and Carla Davis Cash

 In this hour you will learn ways to enhance your teaching using creative language, content, and presentations that are easily understandable for students. These approaches will enlighten you and help reinforce students’ connection to music.

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Studio Spotlights : Rebecca, Emily, Amy, Sherstine, Lynnette with Lynnette Barney; Rebecca Bellelo, NCTM; Emily Book McGree, NCTM; Sherstine Stephens, NCTM

In this session, learn how five teachers from across the country have developed their successful studios. These teachers will share their studio policies, lesson plans, teaching materials, summer programs, marketing strategies, and more.