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Have you met Hazel Scott?

Hazel Scott was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actor. She was a critically acclaimed performing artist and an outspoken critic of racial discrimination and segregation. Scott was a child musical prodigy, receiving scholarships to study at the Juilliard School when she was…

‘Meera’ – More Than Just A Building

For a lot of music teachers, ‘studio’ is simply a clearing in a living room or spare room, and that can be a wonderful, comfortable, welcoming place to play and learn. But for one of our Simply Music teaching community have grander ideas, like a…

Tim Ringgold

Tim Ringgold shares his incredible story of love, loss and transformative healing through music [Interview]

Tim Ringgold, Author, Musician & Board Certified Music Therapist, sits down with Neil Moore and discusses music and it’s transformative healing powers. From the pitfalls and pain of extreme adversity, and what the power of music can do to revive us. Tim works with many…

Katie Knipp

Teacher, Singer, Songwriter & Mother, Katie Knipp hits the Billboard Charts [Interview]

Leon Moore sits down with Sacramento-based Simply Music Piano Teacher and Blues artist, Katie Knipp and discusses her latest album, “Take It With You”, her recent SAMMIE award win (think of it like the Sacramento Grammys) and becoming a Billboard featured artist. Katie, a teacher…

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Get to Know World-Class Jazz Musician, Joe Gilman [Interview]

Leon Moore sits down with the wonderful Joe Gilman to get to know a little about him and his background as a professional jazz musician. Joe shares his musical inspirations over the years, and how he approached playing the songs that are outlined in the…

Meet the Team – Mary K Ferreter

We asked Mary K Ferreter 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 person she is. Your full name: Mary Kathryn Ferreter When did you start and what…

Giana Nguyen

Interview with Giana Nguyen: Simply Music Teacher, Singer/Songwriter

Giana Nguyen is an Advanced Simply Music Teacher and Singer/Songwriter based in Irvine, CA. She has just released her new self-titled album, “GiANA”. Leon Moore spends a few minutes learning about her musical background, influences and inspiration behind her music, and how she got involved…

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Meet the Team – Master Teacher, Laurie Richards

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. Laurie and her daughter, Leah, just being their fun selves. Your full…

jose rivera

Meet The Team – Jose Rivera

We asked Jose Rivera some questions to gain some insight into his role here at Simply Music, what lights him up musically and some facts that make him the person he is. Your full name: Jose Benjamin Rivera When did you start and what is…

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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…