Recreational Music Making at Music Dynamics of Sussex

(“RMM” Programs)

“Way Cool” Keyboarding for Teens and Kids (Ages 8-15)

Musical Moments (Adult)  Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm

One of the tenets of the RMM program is that it’s about personal experience and exceptional support rather than exceptional performance.

RMM programs are a unique opportunity for students to learn how to play piano and read music in a relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on your goals rather than the goals of the teacher.  The teacher has an opportunity to guide and partner with students of any age who really want to learn.  Adults who have always dreamed of learning to play piano or want to refresh their memory of previous lessons are encouraged to enroll.

The following organizations have supported the work of many educators and researchers in fields such as mind-body wellness, stress release and many experts who continue to discover the connection between music making and wellness.

RMM is a concept developed by a national music organization known as NAMM, the International Music Products Association.  Courses offered by Music Dynamics of Sussex are inspired and guided by Sandy Ryan’s active membership in the Music Teachers National Association and the National Piano Foundation and the innovative publisher, Pedagogy in Motion.  It is important to remember that you do not have to have talent to learn how to play the piano.  Human beings do have an affinity for learning certain skills, but the necessary ingredient for learning to play the piano is one’s willingness to go through slow repetition (practice!)  The formula is simple:

Desire + Slow Repetition = Success

In our piano/keyboard studio, there are enough digital pianos and electronic keyboards for each student to have his/her own keyboard to play on during the class, and headphones are also available.  Performing in front of other students is optional.