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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.
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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