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Testing, Testing. Our Secret (now not so secret) iTunes/ iPod Drive & Exciting News to Share

In our most stealthiest of modes, the month of July saw 7 Simply Music teachers conduct an iPod/iTunes drive with the aim of not only collecting iTunes cards and iPods for Music & Memory, but also learning how we can inspire and resource people to…

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…

Jane Henshaw | Simply Music Student

Inspiring Aunts, Wicked Witches & the Secrets of Sea Glass

Simply Music Student, Jane Henshaw, totally encapsulates the vision of our program. This doesn’t make her a virtuoso or master composer, it just means that her love of music shines through in her everyday life. Jane is a student of Robin Keehn in Sequim, Washington…

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Despite being mother and son,  Joanne and Scott Jones could hardly have taken more different musical paths. And yet Joanne’s strictly traditional, reading-based background and Scott’s eclectic, self-taught journey both led them into Simply Music teaching, one via classical music and choir accompaniment and the other…

Simply Music Student – Phil Garment

Ontario student Phil Garment seems to have rewritten the retirement rule book, having thrown himself into a career on both sides of the theatrical stage, and in the process discovering a passion for piano via Simply Music. In this interview, he talks with his teacher Kelly Natale about…

Simply Music Teacher – Unmani, Australia

The far-flung farming community of Wal Wal, in western Victoria, Australia, may seem an unlikely place for an artistic and community leader, but Unmani breaks the mould in many ways, from pioneering belly dancing classes at her farmhouse to roping rock climbers into rock and…

Simply Music Coach – The Vargas Family

When a student is as refreshingly honest about the peaks, valleys and plateaus of musical life as six-year-old Jade and nine-year-old Ely, their teacher knows they have a great attitude. She also knows that those students have the support of a very special contributor –…

Simply Music Student – Asha Amaranti

Asha, aged 16, has been a student of mine for a number of years and has just started level 9, as well as completing a number of supplementary programs. He has dabbled with a broad range of styles and genres as part of the accompaniment program, as…

Simply Music Teacher – Dodie Brueggeman

As Simply Music’s first blind piano teacher, Dodie Brueggeman has had to face many challenges, yet she is a thoroughly successful and greatly loved teacher, familiar to all who know her as unfalteringly optimistic and generous. This profile is a little different in that for…

Simply Music Student – Madison Abrams

Madison Abrams is a multi-talented, 10 year old, Simply Music Piano student taking lessons through her home-school co-op in Waterford, Michigan. Madison excels in many areas of playing the piano but her specialty is at composing and accompaniment pieces. Her first composition, “Seasons”, was written with lyrics even before her first piano…