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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…


A Study in Songwriting – Pt 6: Mark S. Meritt

Mark S. Meritt continues our series on songwriting, discussing some guiding principles and idea-generating approaches he uses. Legendary musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim noted some fundamental principles that guide his work, the primary one being Content Dictates Form. He also said that his…

Jennifer Lee

A Study in Songwriting – Pt 3: Jennifer Lee

Simply Music Teacher Jennifer Lee continues the conversation about writing songs with a reflection on how simple projects can be the unexpected beginnings of great inspirations, including some of the wonderful songs on her forthcoming album. Photo by Remo Fioroni For me, I’m certain that…

Singing Along with Lyn Bowtell

  “Music is the only language that has no barriers”.   Singer-songwriter, two-time Golden Guitar winner and music educator Lyn Bowtell is passionate about sharing music. Here she talks with Gretta Dunn about her career, the joy of performing, and her work with the wonderful Songroom…