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Simply Music Student – Jenna

Every week it’s the same. This little girl greets me with a warm hug and then proceeds to feel everything on my body from head to toe.  And I let her. “I’m wearing a green shirt and black boots. Here’s a heart charm on my…

Simply Music Teacher – Janita Pavelka

When you talk to Janita Pavelka, it’s hard not to get swept away by the rapid-fire enthusiasm she applies to everything. If she were a musical term, it might be ‘allegro’: with speed and joy. Everything is an adventure and everything is communicated in a way…

Simply Music Students – The Weiske Family

I have had the privilege and pleasure of sharing the Simply Music program with the Wieske family for many years now. They are a wonderful example of how effective and rewarding this method is when it is followed faithfully. Fundamentals like parent involvement in lessons…

Simply Music Teacher – Cathy Hirata

Class one starts with a student who has refused to demonstrate at home that he can actually play at all, but then surprises everyone by playing both hands together perfectly for his teacher. Class two is a breakthrough because a non-verbal student has said his…

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Simply Music Student – Teruko Bowen

Imagine a culture where people of all ages easily and readily acquire and maintain music as a lifelong companion… This has been a dream come true for a student commencing her musical journey at the age of 71. Teruko Bowen arrived to live in Perth,…

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Simply Music Teacher – Jy Gronner

When your teacher has been a choir accompanist, singer, classically-trained pianist, conductor, classical piano teacher, singing coach, guitarist, violist, flautist, trumpeter and Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College alumnus, you know your musical voyage will be an adventure. Jy initially learned piano…

Simply Music Student – Ronen

Simply Music is all about music as a lifelong companion. Not necessarily a calling or a career or a life-force, but occurring in a way that our musicality becomes an everyday friend, a natural part of how we express ourselves in the world. Sometimes, though,…

Simply Music Teacher – Kerry Hanley

  My name is Kerry Hanley (nee Halbert) and I am a Senior Associate Teacher and a Senior Teacher Trainer with Simply Music. I have had the privilege of working with Neil Moore since 1992, longer than anyone else in the Simply Music organization. I…

Simply Music Student – Wade Myers

“That was really good. Is there any way that I could buy the score for Constellation of Snow?” the mom asked after the student concert. She was a classically/traditionally trained musician. “Well, uh, no,” my girlfriend, another Simply Music Teacher, replied hesitantly. “That is his…