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Meet the Team – Stacie Davison

We asked Stacie Davison 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: Stacie Lynn Davison When did you start and what is…

Meet the Team – Gretta Dunn

There have been many professional and semi-professional musicians on the Simply Music team. Gretta Dunn is one of them, forging a growing career as an alt-country singer-songwriter (as Gretta Ziller) around her work for us. We asked her some questions to gain some insight into…

Lynn Kleiner – A Lifetime of Musical Beginnings

At Simply Music, we are committed to music as a whole-of-life experience, starting from birth, and even earlier. Although the focus of the Simply Music Piano program is obviously about playing the instrument, children don’t need to wait until their brains and fingers are ready…

Sasha live at the Barbican Centre, London.

DJ Sasha – From the Booth to the Barbican

Sasha is one of the most successful and respected DJs and electronic music producers in the world. A multiple award winner and Grammy nominee, he has performed worldwide to huge audiences and remixed artists like Madonna, Seal and Hot Chip. So what does this have…

Meet the Team – Dwight Chesbro

We asked Dwight Chesbro 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: Dwight Chesbro When did you start and what is your…

Karen Nisenson on Tim Topham TV – Interview

  Karen Nisenson was recently the subject of a video podcast with Tim Topham. This wide-ranging and entertaining chat gave Karen the opportunity to discuss the philosophy and methodology of Simply Music Gateway, the groundbreaking new program being developed for those on the autism spectrum…

Neil Moore on Tim Topham TV – Interview

Neil Moore was recently the subject of a video podcast with Tim Topham. This wide-ranging and entertaining chat gave Neil the opportunity to discuss the philosophy and methodology of Simply Music, tell stories of his own unusual musical upbringing and share his vision of a…

Keeping the Music Alive – Vicki Lee with Dame Vera Lynn

2015 was a landmark year for the remembrance of war, especially for people in Australia and New Zealand, marking not only the end of World War 2, but the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated on April 25 each year in both countries. The event…

Music is not a Talent to be Developed, but a Gift to be Shared

Mel Karajas’s interview with renowned voice coach Per Bristow in The Playground drew a lot of interest, inspiring this story from Simply Music Teacher Jacqui Graham. She draws parallels between Per’s approach and the design of Simply Music, and makes a wonderful case for the…

Giving Yourself Permission & Not Judging the Result – Per Bristow

Per Bristow has built a worldwide following with an online program that helps people discover their voice. For him, singing is a pathway to self-discovery. Through his work, Per addresses deeper issues, like the connection between fear of performance and fear in our relationships, and…