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Reading Music, Part One – Required or Redundant?

It was interesting to read a recent article by educator Robbie Gennet suggesting that sheet music may not be necessary in music education. Just as enlightening, if not more so, was the reaction in the comments section, a lot of it quite hostile, which prompted…

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…

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…

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…

Laurie Richards and her beautiful family

From Her Heart to Yours – What Simply Music Gateway Means for Laurie Richards

I have always had a heart for people with special needs. So, in 1993 when I had my first child, I was not surprised when I was told he has Down syndrome. It just felt like it was meant to be. I have considered it…

A Supportive Family, Committed Teachers & Simply Music – Celeste’s Formula for Success

Through the launch of our Simply Music Gateway project, you may have heard the story of Jewels, a special needs student with a special relationship to music. In this profile, Simply Music Piano Teacher Anne Smith introduces us to Celeste, a student on the autism…

Online Piano Lessons – The Benefits, Pitfalls & Choosing What Works Best For You

In this day and age, you can learn anything online! Yes, even how to play the piano. Online piano lessons give you the ability to learn piano anywhere with an internet connection. While no self-teaching experience can replace the knowledge and care of a good…

The 5 P’s of Performing

Performing is at the heart of the musical experience for most budding musicians. There are few better feelings than the joy of sharing a favorite song with an audience, especially when you hear that applause! Even if you don’t want to become the next superstar,…

Simply Music Student – Jaclyn Holmes

Jaclyn Holmes is 11 years old and has been learning Simply Music piano for about four years/195 lessons. She’s currently in the middle of Level 10 and is just beginning the Jazz and Accompaniment 2 programs. To make sure she has plenty of opportunities to…