Greta More, Owner/Certified Simply Music Teacher
Greta More runs her piano classes from her home-studio in Belfield, Sydney's Inner West. Her aim is to share the knowledge and love of playing piano with students of all ages. She has engaged in theatre, music groups, production and directing but didn't play a musical instrument.
Greta came back to piano as an adult. Having grown up with music as her mother was a pianist and beautiful mezzo soprano but like many children gave up, finding the traditional read-to-play method difficult to grasp.
However, when introduced to Simply Music Piano's playing-based method as an adult, Greta was able to realise her dream of playing the piano. She says that she's definitely not going to be a Mozart or Bach but in having proved the claim of the Simply Music Piano method being good for anyone to start music at any age and get pleasure out of playing, singing, composing and improvising, Greta wants to share this journey with others.
Unless we're aiming to become concert pianists, Greta believes that most people are just looking for a method to help them to do just what she has achieved. She loves teaching people with all learning styles and age groups.
The comprehensive program is easy to understand, inclusive and interative.
Greta also brings to her piano classes nearly 30 years of study in how the Human Subtle System that nourishes the Nervous Systems works (called Sahaja Yoga, a technique developed by HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi), giving her an additional dimension with which to understand the needs of each of her students. She teaches this unique method of yoga/meditation free of charge as she follows the principle that it is not possible to charge for something that already exists within a person that just needs awakening!
~ See below the MANY POSITIVES in learning Piano ~
"And we’re seeing that when a child is immersed in music learning, (his)/her brain grows differently: it’s more interconnected and functions at a uniquely higher level." Music and The Art of Long Term Relationships by Neil Moore (see Articles)
Piano for Kids to Teenagers
"What we found was the more a child trained on an instrument, ... it accelerated cortical organization in attention skill, anxiety management and emotional control. The study found increased thickness in parts of the brain responsible for executive functioning, which includes working memory, attentional control and organizational skills. In short, music actually helped kids become more well-rounded. Not only that, they believe that musical training could serve as a powerful treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD." Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You by Tom Barnes, Music.Mic
Piano for Adults & Seniors -
"Greta is knowledgeable about the system I'm learning: to recognise patterns in written music and learning to sing and play the music. Norm, Age 88
Piano for learners with special needs -
"He has learned more with Greta's coaching in six months than he had in the past two years with the other method." Parent of student age 10.
Piano On-Line -
Not the easiest way to learn piano, on-line, but if this is the only way to acquire the knowledge to fulfil your dream of playing piano, Greta will take you through, step by step, and show you how.