Following the great success of Look, Listen & Learn, Michiel Oldenkamp and Jaap Kastelein are now focussing their attention on teaching material that can be used in both instrumental lessons and the class band or wind ensemble. They have developed, in close collaboration with professionals from the class band scene, music schools and academies in the Netherlands and Germany, a completely new method for young wind players and percussionists, aged eight and above. Learning Music Together is a combined method for instrumental lessons and class bands.
Instrumental technique is introduced and developed in the student books and this supports the learning pathway for the class band. The emphasis in the class band pieces is on playing together, group dynamics, general musical education and having fun making music together. Integrating these two components produces the complete method. The extensive website offers all kinds of supplementary materials such as demos and accompaniment tracks for all pieces, additional playing material, and instructional videos. The logical structure, with carefully planned skill progression and child-friendly layout, ensures that this method will prove to be motivating for students, teachers and conductors.