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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…

The Road is Long. Let’s Talk About Motivation For the Winding Turns.

How many times have you embarked on some new project bursting with enthusiasm, only to find that motivation deflated like an old party balloon at the first setback? It’s happened to all of us, and it’s at that moment that we really see what we’re…

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…

So You Want to Play in a Band (Part One)

“I can’t count how many times over my teaching career I have heard students say this. There is such an interest out there to be able to play in a band together with other musicians and yet I have often wondered why we see so…

The Ups & Downs of Learning to Play the Piano

  What do raising children, going to school, holding down a job, and taking piano lessons have in common? They each start with a goal that requires a long term commitment! In Simply Music, we talk about the goal of having music as a life-long…