Recreational Music Making

Recreational music!

is defined as: “enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.”

 

 

 

- Karl T. Bruhn

Father of Music-Making and wellness.

 

Recreational music making:-

It's NOT about inspiring extraordinary music-making.
It's about inspiring extraordinary living.
 
It's NOT about exceptional performance .
It's about exceptional support and personal experience.
 
It's NOT about teaching people to play.
It's about giving people permission to play.
 
Its best facilitators are NOT just talented musicians.
 
They are caring, compassionate and intuitive guides.

Personal Benefits

Heightens creativity
Enhances self-expression.
Promotes interpersonal bonding and support
 
Encourages meaningful communication
 
Reduces the impact of stress
 
Enables each person to discover their musical spirit

Group Philosophy

A caring and compassionate approach.
A focus on your personal strengths.
 
An emphasis on achieving success without the challenges of a sharp learning curve.
 
A commitment to keeping technology in the background where it enables creativity.
 
A focus on playing beautiful music from the start.
 
They are caring, compassionate and intuitive guides.
 

Research

The link between playing a musical instrument and stress impact is supported by three published experimental investigations by Dr. Barry Bittman that utilized specific RMM protocols as effective bio-behavioral modulators.
http://www.yamahainstitute.org/

http://www.mind-body.org/bittman.html

Dr Barry Bittman of the mind body wellness center.

MNCAAN

Minnesota creative arts and aging network.

MnCAAN is a network of Minnesotans dedicated to expanding opportunities for creative expression by older adults through the arts.

What inspires us:
Older adults are wonderfully creative, and expressing this creativity through the arts is good for their health, adds joy and meaning to their lives, and infuses our communities with beauty, wisdom and fun.

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