About Lessons

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  • I am a certified Simply Music Piano® teacher, engaging beginning students ages 7 to 87, in creative and fun piano lessons.
  • Simply Music Piano®, the world leader in playing-based music instruction, temporarily delays music reading and immerses students in the experience of immediately playing great-sounding music.
  • Multiple learning styles are utilized in each lesson; visual, tactile and aural.
  • Most students are taught in weekly classes of two to four students, matched by age and skill-level. There are many benefits to this kind of learning environment including increased accountability and support, greater observatory learning as students share unique perspectives and questions, and music is learned in a fun social environment. Private instruction is available for special circumstances however.
  • Most lessons are currently being held online (limited availability in-person). Online lessons offer the same personalized, interactive and creative lesson structure as in-person lessons. All you need to get started is a piano or keyboard, device with a camera – laptop (preferred), tablet or smart-phone – and a stable, high-speed internet connection.
  • In addition to the online classes, optional in-person workshops are also offered on a regular basis, where students gather at the studio for a variety of activities, including music learning games, skill development and technique, playing duets, composition and improvisation projects and more! This adds to the weekly online class experience and offers a more social way to dig deeper into different skills and concepts.
  • Students explore a variety of musical styles: classical, contemporary, gospel, jazz and blues as well as accompaniment style playing (lead sheets or chord charts). Fun and simple composition and improvisation projects enhance the learner’s creativity.
  • Music reading is taught after the student has a broad musical foundation and uses a multi-sensory intervallic/landmark note approach.

“I have seen a lot of music programs over the years. Some were fun. Some were clever. Some were thorough. Here’s one that has it all. In terms of presentation, effectiveness, philosophy—you name it—there’s nothing out there that compares at all.”

Mary Pride, Publisher, Practical Homeschool Magazine

This revolutionary technique allows the student to better recognize the forms of music without the mystery and enables them to more quickly participate in the joy of creating and performing. This isn’t a short-cut to understanding music, it’s a straight line.”

Marc Bonilla, Emmy Nominee 
Recital 2022
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