Musical Moments: A Recreational Music Making Program-Student Book One, Teacher's Manual Book One, and Reflective Moments Book One by ProQuest

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Musical Moments: A Recreational Music Making Program-Student Book One, Teacher's Manual Book One, and Reflective Moments Book One Musical Moments: A Recreational Music Making Program-Student Book One, Teacher's Manual Book One, and Reflective Moments Book One, by Debra Perez and Will Baily Musical Moments, 2008. Research shows it leads to mental health, as well as fitness of mind and body.

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									   Through this process, students have
experienced reading, writing, spelling,      MusicLearningCommunity.com
organizing, listening, creating and           Playground for Lifetime Musicians in Training
cooperating in a team. They have
developed technological savvy as well               “An Indispensable Teaching Tool”
as mathematical and conflict-resolving
skills. They have honed their listening
skills, learned form, orchestration and
the ability to discern musical styles.
They have experienced the music
industry as songwriter, composer,
arranger and recording engineer. This                     www.MusicLearningCommunity.com
multi-faceted resource is a valuable
addition for any private, group or
classroom music instructor.
––Reviewed by Kevin Richmond, The
University of Memphis

Musical Moments: A Recreational
Music Making Program—Student
Book One, Teacher’s Manual Book
One, and Reflective Moments Book
One, by Debra Perez and Will Baily.
Musical Moments, 2008. www.everylife-
needsmusic.com; 35 pp., 51 pp., 24 pp.
respectively. $19.95, $24.95 and $9.95
respectively.
   Recreational Music Making (RMM)
has swept the country. Research shows
it leads to mental health, as well as fit-
ness of mind and body. I’ve seen the
positive results in mental health, but I
have been skeptical of the fitness of
mind—are the students actually learn-
ing to play the piano?
   Debra Perez and Will Baily have
proved me wrong with this well-
rounded RMM approach that also
borrows ideas from Frances Clark and
holistic learning. This group teaching




AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER                                                                        65
text includes 16 one-hour lessons with
                                    cal expression is developed through the      RMM, this book will get you started.
a “celebration” at the end of every body. Next is the “Musical Language”         Included are group teaching ideas and
eight weeks. The included CD is inte-
                                    section, which presents music nomen-         a section on RMM philosophy, as well
gral in the learning process.       clature. Most lessons include an             as student recruiting suggestions.
   The Student Handbook is well     “Explore” section, which gives the           Lesson plans form the core of the
designed. Each lesson starts with   opportunity to get deeper into the           book.
“Music Wellness.” Here is where musi-
                                    pieces. Each lesson includes repertoire.        Reflective Moments is a supplemental
                                                           Off staff nota-       text for reinforcing the Student
                                                           tion is used first,   Handbook’s concepts. The authors, who
             E xpertise
       Piano Expertise                                     but the grand
                                                           staff is presented
                                                                                 wrote most of the pieces, include a
                                                        
								
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