Musical Moments – Group Piano Lessons For Adult Beginners
We are so excited to be introducing our Adult Beginning Piano – Recreational Music Making for Adults with UMC faculty, Jeri Graybill.
The method books titled “Musical Moments” arrived so time to get those classes going… if you are an adult and always wanted to learn… now is your chance! From the RMM website, here are some details about the stress free philosophy and methodology for teaching adult beginners piano:
“We Believe that every life needs music.
Although the majority of people consider themselves to be non-musical and void of talent, most have inwardly dreamed of playing a musical instrument. The perception that playing the piano is only for the talented has robbed many people of the joy found in making music. We have discovered that when a safe learning environment is facilitated by a caring teacher using creative materials, the quality of students’ lives are greatly enhanced through music participation.
No Talent Required!
We believe that the non-musical benefits of playing the piano are equally as important as the musical benefits.
Adult students will learn how to play the piano and experience all of the musical benefits familiar to this accomplishment. They will also experience many biological, psychological and sociological benefits. These benefits include: companionship, friendship, fulfillment, excitement, improved confidence, pleasure and relaxation.
We believe that adult students want to learn how to read music, how to play by chords and how to share this with others.
This program embraces both reading music and learning how to play by chords with a sequence and pace that provides a sense of accomplishment and joy for adult students. Contrary to traditional teaching scenarios, RMM students are not required to play in formal recitals. We provide Celebrations, Piano Parties and similar get-togethers to allow adult students the opportunity to share music with their friends and families on a volunteer basis. A stress-free, supportive environment allows students to nurture and encourage their common love of music.“