Following the huge success of their instrumental method Look, "Listen & Learn", Michiel Oldenkamp and Jaap Kastelein have focussed their attention on school bands and devised a completely new method that can be used in both instrumental lessons and class bands or wind ensembles.
"Learning Music Together" is the new method for young wind players and percussionists, aged eight and above. It has been developed in close collaboration with professionals from the class band world, music schools, and academies in the Netherlands and Germany.
Learning Music Together combines instrumental lessons with a course for class band. The instrumental lessons offer instrument-specific items such as new notes and technical exercises while at the same time supporting the learning of the class band, with a focus on rhythm, melodic structure and playing music together.
The method consists of two volumes. Volume One introduces the first instrumental notes in unison and then develops part-playing with duets. Volume Two builds on the skills taught in the first volume and introduces pieces in three parts.
In addition, supplementary material is available online:
Learning Music Together is logically structured and illustrated in a child-friendly way - a perfect combination for young musicians!