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Katie Knipp

Teacher, Singer, Songwriter & Mother, Katie Knipp hits the Billboard Charts [Interview]

Leon Moore sits down with Sacramento-based Simply Music Piano Teacher and Blues artist, Katie Knipp and discusses her latest album, “Take It With You”, her recent SAMMIE award win (think of it like the Sacramento Grammys) and becoming a Billboard featured artist. Katie, a teacher…

Jazz Musician

Get to Know World-Class Jazz Musician, Joe Gilman [Interview]

Leon Moore sits down with the wonderful Joe Gilman to get to know a little about him and his background as a professional jazz musician. Joe shares his musical inspirations over the years, and how he approached playing the songs that are outlined in the…

Meet the Team – Mary K Ferreter

We asked Mary K Ferreter 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: Mary Kathryn Ferreter When did you start and what…

Giana Nguyen

Interview with Giana Nguyen: Simply Music Teacher, Singer/Songwriter

Giana Nguyen is an Advanced Simply Music Teacher and Singer/Songwriter based in Irvine, CA. She has just released her new self-titled album, “GiANA”. Leon Moore spends a few minutes learning about her musical background, influences and inspiration behind her music, and how she got involved…

will henshall

Neil & Will Henshall from Focus@Will – Interview

Will Henshall is a successful songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, researcher and infectious personality. He’s also the developer of Focus@Will, a program that uses specially-designed music to improve focus and productivity. In this wide-ranging chat, Neil Moore speaks with Will about the science behind music’s ability…

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…

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…

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…