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Neil Moore is the Founder and Executive Director of the Simply Music Institute of Learning & Education. He is also the creator of the Simply Music Piano methodology.

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Neil & Will Henshall from [email protected] – Interview

Will Henshall is a successful songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, researcher and infectious personality. He’s also the developer of [email protected], a program that uses specially-designed music to improve focus and productivity. In this wide-ranging chat, Neil Moore speaks with Will about the science behind music’s ability…

Neil Moore’s 2016 Year End Address

  With Gratitude and Appreciation With the onset of 2017, Simply Music enters its 20th year! And with only a few weeks left in 2016, I wanted to take a few moments to express my gratitude and appreciation. This has been a remarkable year. For…

The Relationship Conversation for Parents

  Simply Music Founder and Executive Director Neil Moore has devoted decades to the possibility of music as a lifelong companion. He has spoken to countless parents who share this vision but are still echoing outdated mindsets that don’t encourage that wonderful relationship with musical…

All Human Beings, Without Exception, are Deeply, Naturally, Profoundly Musical

Credit: theconversation.com   We have a unique opportunity to play a role in contributing to the evolution of human consciousness and self-expression, through music – Neil Moore   Many of you know how much I love technology, and how excited I am about its future…

With Each New Year Comes New Opportunities

Take a moment to be with Neil Moore as he reflects on this year of change and reinvention and extends his thanks and gratitude to you all for your contribution in furthering self expression across the world.  

Year-End Greeting from Neil Moore

Take a moment to be with Neil Moore as he reflects on what it has been to have music as a constant companion over the past five decades, and his heartfelt thanks to all of you for your commitment to having music be a part…

Music & Memory

Sparking Memories with Music & Dan Cohen

  To watch the amazing documentary Alive Inside and see the transformation in people through the simple act of listening to music, is a beautiful demonstration of the healing power of music.  Here, Neil Moore talks with Dan Cohen, the man behind Music and Memory,…

2013 Has Been an Exciting, Musical Year

The ending of another exciting musical year coincides with the milestone of the 20th issue of The Playground. Our newsletter/blog was designed as a vehicle for the sharing of musical knowledge and a way to grow a community of likeminded musicians and music lovers.  Since…

Musician and Educator Russell Ferrante Interview with Neil Moore

Besides his pioneering work with jazz-fusion legends The Yellowjackets, Russell Ferrante has collaborated with other great artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Joni Mitchell and Al Jarreau. If that wasn’t enough, he’s a greatly respected educator through his work at the Berklee School and Thornton School…

From Neil Moore

I’m sitting here at home looking out of my window. It’s a beautiful morning and it’s very quiet. I’m thinking about what has happened this year. So far, I’ve traveled throughout the USA. I’ve been to Germany and Canada, and next week I head off…