EDUCATOR

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I CREATED A BREAKTHROUGH METHOD OF MUSIC EDUCATION AND FOUNDED A MULTI-NATIONAL MUSIC EDUCATION ORGANIZATION THAT’S BASED AROUND THE CODIFICATION OF THE WAY THAT MUSIC OCCURRED TO ME AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD.

By 3 or 4 years of age I would hear music and picture it, in my mind’s eye, in terms of shapes and patterns. I discovered as an adult that I could explain this to people in a way that would allow them to see music as I do. And, as a result of that, I discovered that this perspective could transform how quickly and easily people were able able to learn how to play great-sounding music.

Over a period of decades I developed this perspective into a structured and comprehensive music education curriculum. I also codified it into a system of training educators how to teach my method. We’re now approaching our 25th year, and it’s been a remarkable journey.

My organization, Simply Music, has over 700 Licensed Educators across 12 countries. We also offer free, world-class education via our online, self-study program, and have students across 130 countries.You can find out more here: simplymusic.com

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“We’re a global pioneer in playing-based music education. Our underlying premise is that all human beings are profoundly musical. As such, our programs are designed to impact populations of people. Our focus is to elevate the creative capability of humanity, and contribute to a world where everyone plays… “

THE WORD ON THE STREET ABOUT SIMPLY MUSIC:

“I have seen a lot of music programs over the years. Some were fun. Some were clever. Some were thorough. Here’s one that has it all. In terms of presentation, effectiveness, philosophy – you name it – there’s nothing out there that compares at all.”

Mary Pride

Publisher: Practical Homeschool Magazine

“This is a wonderful music program and the results are astounding! Even if you don’t consider yourself musically talented, this program is designed for you! It is easy to understand and easy to play a full repertoire of beautiful songs from a variety of genres. I also think this program could be a major breakthrough for children with a variety of cognitive delays and learning disabilities. I love the Simply Music approach.”

Dr. Anne Margaret Wright (Psy. D.)

Educational Consultant

“Not only has Simply Music impacted the world, but it has touched my life and the lives of each of my family members. I had no idea when I first came across it that this program would absolutely change the course of my life.”

Tarasine Buck

Simply Music Student

“I’m a classically trained violinist and self-taught jazz pianist. When I first spent three days at a Simply Music Teacher Training workshop it was an emotional high. I saw students who had had only eight lessons, play eleven songs from four different genres. The confidence of every student was like nothing I’ve ever seen. The approach not only makes sense, it makes me wonder why educators ever thought they should teach music in the way that they have, for so long.”

Dane Andrus

Simply Music Teacher

“As a result of a spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage, I sustained a serious brain injury and was no longer engaged in gainful employment.  With the help of my care-provider, we found Simply Music. It has been of fantastic benefit to me, in that it enabled me to play the piano immediately.  It is a superior method of learning in that it encourages the brain to forge new (and old) pathways, enhancing healing!  In short, I’ve found the Simply Music program to be of enormous benefit to me in my rehabilitation. It’s the glue that is bringing my brain back together.”

Teresa Killeen

Simply Music Student

“I started Simply  Music to stimulate my ageing brain. I’m 80 years old.  The effect this program has had on my cognitive function has been extraordinary. I’ve gone from feeling lazy and being disorganised, to the exact opposite! I am 80 years old, and feel like I’m living proof that learning the piano this way slows the decline of an ageing  brain. The amount of work and talent that has gone into creating this program is extraordinary.”

Veronica Nicholls

Simply Music Student