Meet the Team – Master Teacher, Laurie Richards

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We asked Laurie Richards some questions to gain some insight into her role here at Simply Music, what lights her up musically and some facts that make her the wonderful person she is. Your full name: Laurie Richards When did…Read More

Happy Songs, Part 2 – “1234”

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Feist might be the only artist on my lists of both the saddest songs and the happiest songs ever. I’ll resist talking about the heartbreaking track “The Limit To Your Love”, because this is a series about happy songs – but…Read More

A Study in Songwriting – Pt 6: Mark S. Meritt

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Mark S. Meritt continues our series on songwriting, discussing some guiding principles and idea-generating approaches he uses. Legendary musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim noted some fundamental principles that guide his work, the primary one being Content Dictates Form….Read More

The Piano – A Common Subject in Famous Paintings

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I have spent my lifetime learning and exposing myself to the arts on all levels (paintings, music, dance – any way I could really). Being exposed to so much variety was a greater gift than I knew at the time. I…Read More