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Recreational Music Making Defined

by Barry Bittman, MD & Karl Bruhn

What is it.....

"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. RMM ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites our bodies, minds and spirits. " Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness movement.

Since the dawn of our species, music likely served as a catalyst for societal evolution. Our innate capacity to communicate through music and rhythms may have played a key role in forging the evolution of civilization during primitive times when banding together was necessary to brace the elements and withstand the threats of savage beasts.

As civilization evolved, so did our recognition of music as a therapeutic tool. The concept of an inseparable healing link was epitomized through Greek mythology in the form of Apollo, the god of both music and medicine. Modern scientific research is now beginning to substantiate the wisdom of the ancients - the stuff our grandmothers knew all along.

RMM Criteria
Group programs that emphasize quality of life and non-musical outcomes rather than competition or heightened performance.

HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming is Remo's research-based RMM Program. For information about
other Recreational Music Making programs visit

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