MUSIC AND WELLNESS

MUSIC AND WELLNESS FAQ's

     

What is Recreational Music Making? (RMM)


Karl Bruhn stated “Recreational Music  Making encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group  music-based activities that unite people of all ages regardless of their  challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.”


(*quoted from the “father” of the Music Making and Wellness movement”, Karl Bruhn)


What is the connection between Music 

Making and MUSIC AND WELLNESS?


Since the time of Socrates and Plato,  people have recognized the benefits of making music. As early as the  1990’s, a group of music industry and medical professionals set out to  determine whether or not a first recreational music making experience  could reverse stress-induced biological changes that can lead not only  significant positive changes in blood pressure levels, melatonin,  serotonin and natural human growth hormone levels, as well as serious  illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and more recently Alzheimer's. The research team discovered  that participating in this controlled study group of over 150 people  produced far greater reversal of stress-induced changes at the DNA level  than typical relaxation activities and their counterparts in a  matched-size group where there were no music classes involved during the  same 20 weeks showed NO significant positive changes whatsoever. This  scientific breakthrough was then published in the New England Journal of  Medicine and provides key evidence documenting the extraordinary lifestyle benefits of Music and Wellness and recreational music making,  the foundations of the PLAY MUSIC – ENJOY LIFE!™ program. 


You can read more about this research publication throughout the Music and Wellness section of this website.


How do We offer Hope and Escape?


PLAY MUSIC – ENJOY LIFE!™ is rated No. 1 in popularity by Facebook! We simply immerse everyone in our classes in the joy of Music Making - we have you "Escape" to stress free FUN with NO Practice required EVER! Your "Escape" brings you and those around you Joy, Hope, Fun, Excitement and Fulfillment!


Do I have to own an instrument to join?


No. There is no need to own a keyboard instrument of any type to participate in the PLAY MUSIC – ENJOY LIFE!™ program.


I’ve never played an instrument before. 

Is that okay?


Absolutely, this program was designed particularly for those with little or no prior musical experience.


I took lessons before and struggled. Will I 

suffer the same disappointing results 

again?


Our PLAY MUSIC – ENJOY LIFE!™  program was created for people just like you. We have literally  eliminated the learning curve for making music. No program has ever been  easier. We are committed to ensuring your success from the start!


What if I already play?


Our PLAY MUSIC – ENJOY LIFE!™ program has SO MUCH to  offer to everyone- even for those who already play. It’s really about  exploring the joy of making music in a delightful, non-pressured manner.


Will I have to spend lots of time practicing?


NO Absolutely not!  There is no practice required! And, although  practice always improves one’s ability to move forward and become more  proficient, we have purposely eliminated the requirement to practice so  that EACH member of our program can enjoy their experience at whatever  pace suits them best as an individual without the pressures of typical  “piano lesson programs”


When are classes offered?


Times vary from and by location. However, classes are typically  offered during the day and in the evening (even on weekends). Please  contact us for days and times.

How many sessions are in each level?
There are NO levels!   Each participant will have the ability AND the opportunity to enjoy ALL  of it from DAY ONE!


How long is each weekly session?


Each enjoyable fun-filled session lasts approximately one hour.


When can I join?


Classes begin on a regular basis. Yet even if you miss a session, you  can still join in. We respect your time and commitments, and welcome  your participation. Remember… there’s never been a better time to get  out and play!


What instruments do you teach with 

and use?


We teach our classes on the finest, easiest  and most advanced  teaching pianos in the world, made by leading companies like the Roland and Yamaha Corporations. These  instruments have been, and are, constantly welcomed as the primary  instrument choice by a vast number of professional musicians,  universities, music schools of all levels, hobbyists, churches and anyone wanting to enjoy playing the piano across the world. Roland and Yamaha are the largest manufacturers of electronic/digital musical instruments in the world.


How much do the classes cost?


ZERO! our program is 100% donations based.and thanks to our very generous Donors, our participants and students NEVER pay anything to be in our program! 

Now please understand, our lessons are VERY valuable with an amazing custom curriculum and the BEST teachers in the business! Our program is  to benefit those in need including their Caregivers and Disaster Relief victims rebuilding their homes and their lives.


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