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Teacher Training Program

Become a member of the Simply Music Teacher Community.

Being a Simply Music Piano Teacher

To become a member of the Simply Music Teacher Community there is a low-cost, one-time Initial Teacher Training Fee of $650 USD (check international pricing here). Other costs vary depending on how quickly you and/or your students move through the curriculum as well as the size of your studio (see the Teacher – Brochure (PDF) for full details on costs). We provide you with everything you need to get started, develop and successfully teach our program. It’s a simple equation – our promise is to astound you with value that is far beyond the cost.


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What you get

As a member of the Simply Music Teacher Community you
are provided with, and have access to:

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The Teacher Intranet

The Teacher Intranet is the hub of the Simply Music Teacher Community. It’s really where everything happens. Here is where you’ll find all of your Teacher Training Materials, Support Materials, account and profile, connection to other teachers, the Teacher Library and so much more. Pretty much everything listed below and more is what you will access through the Simply Music Teacher Intranet.

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Curriculum Training

  • 24/7 online access to detailed streaming video training that presents every step of every song for years of lessons
  • Streaming audio recordings of each of the songs your students will be learning
  • Downloadable Reference Materials: Clues, diagrams and instruction on Key Concepts

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Studio & Business Support

We aim to keep everything as simple as possible. Some people have hi-tech online systems or apps that they use to run their studio and manage their affairs. If that’s not you, you’ll benefit from our simple and effective systems and forums. We provide you with things such as:

  • Inquiry Records
  • Attendance Records
  • Studio and Payment Records
  • And much more.

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Additional Features

Every active member of the Simply Music Teacher Community gets a customizable teacher profile on our searchable Locator Map so students can find teachers in their area.

You can manage your student body by using the Teacher & Student Linkability feature which allows teachers to support their students and assist with their progress. Features include: contact information, date last visited, online activity, Student Home Material purchases, etc.

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Simply Music Communications (SMCs)

The Simply Music SMC is an email communication system that keeps you and us in sync with one another. It’s how we keep you informed of changes, updates, events, news and anything else that is needed for you to generally know what’s going on in the Simply Music world.

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Knowledge Library

This is huge! From the beginning you’ll have access to a vast library filled with a plethora of resources. Here you have access to dozens and dozens of audio and video recordings of Trainings, Workshops and Conference Calls that focus on a vast array of topics.

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Simpedia

Since 1998 we provided our educators with a forum that allowed any teacher to ask any question and address it to the entire Simply Music Teacher body. We have followed the thread of every question that has ever been asked and answered and assembled it into a fully searchable, massive, global, shared Q&A database. Think of it as our own personal Simply Music Wikipedia. We call it ‘Simpedia’.

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Student Home Materials

Every student you teach has access to an extraordinary support system. With a Student Account on the Simply Music Student Intranet they can acquire the full array of online digital Student Home Materials (SHMs). These digital materials are a critical component in the student’s learning experience and consist of a variety of video, audio and reference materials. These materials are brilliant and powerful, providing a unique level of support to your Simply Music Piano students. Where relevant, a Teacher’s Edition of the SHMs is included as part of each component of the Teacher Training Materials.


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How it works

All human beings, without exception, are deeply, naturally and profoundly musical.

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How Does the Simply Music Piano Program work?

In this video Neil Moore talks about the Simply Music Piano program, giving an overview of essential elements and providing a context for the more detailed video segments that follow. We recommend that you watch the following videos in the order that they are laid out.

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Teaching the Melody of a Classical Piece (Seeing & Using ‘Melody Diagrams’)

Let’s talk about a famous classical piece by Beethoven and give you a taste of how we break the melody of this song into a simple “Melody Diagram” that will have you instantly remember how to play it. We’ll also show you the left hand so that you can sit down after this video and begin playing it yourself.

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Teaching Chords & Accompaniment (Seeing & Using ‘Harmony Diagrams’)

Here, Neil will show you a brilliantly simple way to learn every major and minor chord, in every key, in just a few minutes and just based on three simple shapes. Take what you learn here and teach it to your students. Just this alone will open up a new world of possibility for your students.

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Teaching the Blues Scale & Improvisation (A Simple Example of ‘Mapping’)

Blues is one of the exciting genres that our students get to explore from their earliest lessons. With a basic 12 Bar Blues in their hands, students can take their Blues experience to the next level with Blues Scale Improvisations. In this video Neil presents the concept of ‘Mapping’ and then applies it to the Blues Scale.

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Bringing Both Hands Together Using More Complex Rhythms (Using ‘Rhythm Diagrams’)

Very often, teachers and students say that it can be a real challenge to learn how to bring both hands together onto the piano. In this video, Neil will show you how the Simply Music Piano method uses ‘Rhythm Diagrams’ to completely transform how quickly and easily it can be done.

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Simply Music Piano & Music Reading (Using a ‘Generative’ Approach)

In the Simply Music Piano Program we delay introducing music reading until the student has a repertoire of 30 to 40 songs or so. This begins somewhere around the second year of lessons. When we do introduce music reading we use our own unique approach. In this video, Neil talks about why music reading is delayed, the benefits of first developing a playing-based relationship with the instrument, as well as how the Simply Music Reading Program uses a Generative Approach.


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Getting Started

A new way to teach piano lessons

The cost to become a Simply Music Teacher is remarkably low. Our promise is that you will be astounded by the value of what you are being provided with in comparison to what it costs to be a member of the Simply Music community.

Our Initial Teacher Training Program establishes a context, gives you the fundamentals of the program, expands and develops your ability to understand and talk about Simply Music and comprehensively prepares you, in a matter of weeks, to successfully teach Foundation Level 1 to your students.

After you enroll in our Teacher Training Program you’ll be given immediate online access to the Initial Teacher Training Program (including all of the relevant Teacher Training Materials), the Teacher Library and our Teacher Community. If you wish, you can begin your training immediately! Of course, the beauty of having access to a 24/7 online training program means you can do your training whenever you want to, wherever you want to. You can progress as quickly or as slowly as you wish – all you need is internet access.

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Want to learn more?

If you’ve had a chance to read through our website and teacher brochure and are ready to dig in a bit deeper, the next step is for you to talk one-on-one with a Simply Music Director. You will have an opportunity to have all of your questions answered as well as get a clear sense of whether Simply Music is a good fit for you.

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