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Reading Music, Part Two – Learning At the Best Time, In the Best Way

  Many people have the misconception that the Simply Music program doesn’t teach music reading, but as you may have gathered in my recent article asking how important is it to read music?, we consider music-reading a valuable and wonderful tool.  However, that doesn’t mean that…

10 Tips to Making the Most of Yourself & Your Practice

  Your Simply Music teacher will tell you that the real learning occurs more at home than in the lesson. As Neil Moore puts it, coming to a lesson is like a chef going to the market to buy his ingredients – of course that’s…

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…

Story of a Song – Summertime

A lot of music unites people. Occasionally it divides people. With its contentious depiction of racial stereotypes, the opera Porgy and Bess seems to have experienced the ebb and flow of acceptance over the years, but even its cultural detractors will recognise it as one…

Sharing Music, the Digital Revolution & the Future of Community

Music has always been a social phenomenon. Whenever people have gathered together, music has usually been involved. In some cultures, the distinctions between music, dance and spoken language are blurred and music is part of almost every communication. In others, music might be shared more…

Are You a Musician?

I spend a lot of time investigating online articles about music and its role, and which examine our musicality. In many cases they may be discussing research, which usually serves to confirm that we are innately musical, but I often find the comments left by…

Playing for Others

Who likes to perform in front of others? I don’t see many hands up. It seems like there’s a rare breed of person who just loves an audience, and the rest of us recoil in terror at the prospect. You’ve probably experienced the feeling –…

The Musical Brain – Documentary Review & This is Your Brain on Music – Book Review

Documentary Review by Elizabeth Gaikwad The Musical Brain – Writer/director Christina Pochmursky, producer Vanessa Dylyn, Matter of Fact Media For me this is one of the most interesting documentaries made about the scientific evidence that music and emotions are fundamentally wired into the brains of…

Interview – Artist & Producer, Chase Moore

Never one to stand in his father Neil Moore’s shadow, Chase Moore has carved out a career as a music producer, engineer and hip-hop artist.  And now he’s working on a program soon to be offered by Simply Music so everyone can explore modern music…

Hush Music Founder Dr. Catherine Crock Interview with Gordon Harvey

Dr. Catherine Crock is the dedicated physician from Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital who has created the Hush Collection, a project bringing support to children’s hospitals through the medium of music. The music on this popular collection of CDs from some major artists is designed specifically…