The Keys if You Please Piano studio offers a fun, innovative and creative approach to piano lessons on Camano Island, just minutes from downtown Stanwood. It focuses on the sheer delight of playing music and employs a unique “learn by doing” method, Simply Music Piano. This multi-sensory method is easily understood by children and adults alike.
While temporarily delaying the reading process, students are able to quickly play a huge variety of music as well as develop skills in accompaniment playing, composing and improvising. In the same way that we all learn to speak years before we learn to read and spell, this temporary delay in music reading allows the student to be immersed in the experience of immediately playing great-sounding music.
After building a a solid foundation of 30 to 40 beautiful pieces, students move quite naturally into learning to read music. Music theory then becomes logical and practical rather than a cumbersome hurdle preventing musical self-expression.
It is my goal to maximize the likelihood of students acquiring and retaining music as a lifelong companion, and my classes are designed so that students:
- Experience playing as a natural self-expression
- Play a broad repertoire that includes classical, contemporary, blues, jazz, accompaniments and more…
- Learn to “self-generate”, i.e., progress independently as musicians, and have a strong foundation in music reading and theory
- Have a highly positive, self-affirming experience
The Keys if You Please Piano Studio offers a refreshing alternative to traditional piano lessons in the Stanwood and Camano area – and BEYOND with online lessons! Combining the powers of a well-trained, innovative teacher with a new, revolutionary approach to playing the piano, Keys if You Please Piano Studio offers MORE than just piano lessons. It offers an opportunity to immediately acquire music as a vehicle for self-expression, and explore musical possibilities you may never have imagined.
All classes are currently full. But click the “Get in Touch” button below to be added to the wait-list. I’ll let you know when the next information session is scheduled so you can learn more about my classes, this method and how it works online. 🙂
“This is a wonderful music program and the results are astounding! Even if you don’t consider yourself musically inclined, this program is for you. I also think it could be a major breakthrough for children with a variety of cognitive delays and learning difficulties. I love Simply Music’s approach.”
— Dr. Anne Margaret Wright (Psy.D.), Educational Consultant