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Travelling Full Circle with Gordon Harvey

  ” can cast light into the darkest corners of the heart that nothing else can reach. It can illuminate feelings we might otherwise not even know that we have. In that way, it helps us to know ourselves better, and in ways that words…

Music & Connection with Dr. Helen Shoemark

Imagine your brand new baby is seriously ill. You are in an intensive care unit sharing these vital days with all manner of doctors, nurses and specialists, and trying your best to bond with your child in a positive way. Well, music can make a…

Tania de Jong, Folding Umbrellas & Our Primitive Instinct To Sing Together

  “People are connecting with each other through the neuroscience of singing, their brains are changing, their hearts are opening, and they help one another”   – Tania de Jong   The founder of Simply Music, Neil Moore’s driving belief is that everybody is profoundly…

Meet the Team – Daniel Kielman

Your full name: Daniel William Kielman When did you start and what is your role with Simply Music? I started at Simply Music in February 2012. I’m in charge of all of the video work that happens at Simply Music, which means a whole ton…

A Conversation with Laura Hassler, Founder & Director of Musicians Without Borders

A rock school is a great endeavour anywhere, but in Mitrovica, Kosovo, split by war into two ethnic groups, it has a special dimension. Young people from both sides ignore those divisions and come together in music camps to share the most universal language of…

Keep on Rockin’ in a Kids World with Adam Pallozzi

“When I really fell in love with music was when I started playing with other people”. That remark pretty much sums up Adam Pallozzi’s journey, from getting bands together with mates, through discovering a passion for teaching music, to founding Junior Rockers, an innovative program…

A Supportive Family, Committed Teachers & Simply Music – Celeste’s Formula for Success

Through the launch of our Simply Music Gateway project, you may have heard the story of Jewels, a special needs student with a special relationship to music. In this profile, Simply Music Piano Teacher Anne Smith introduces us to Celeste, a student on the autism…

Riffing on Rumba with Tor Clausen of Musical Furnishings

Tor Clausen believes music can be part of everything – even your furniture. He took his fascination for the beauty of marimbas to the next step, combining resonating planks with garden benches, and beyond, exploring ever-more imaginative blendings of music and beautiful physical objects. In this…

Conversing with the Creators of Simply Music Gateway

  “We’re dealing very much with fully developed minds, but what we’re missing is that gateway, that opportunity, to walk down that path and create a new connection.” – Neil Moore   Simply Music Founder Neil Moore and Arts for Healing Founder Karen Nisenson talk…

Life Coach/Music Therapist Tim Ringgold Interview with Gordon Harvey

“I get to bring their closest, most private friend – music – into that moment to use it a tool to really serve them”. Tim Ringgold has an unstoppable drive to make a difference in the world through music. In this interview with Gordon Harvey…