Greta More, Owner/Certified Simply Music Teacher
Greta gives piano lessons from her home based studio in Belfield, Sydney's Inner West. She has a Bachelor of Arts - Visual Arts, Certificate IV in TAA/TAE, is a Licensed Certified Simply Music Teacher and has performed in live theatre productions, conducted a choir, engaged in production and directing and, performed with a world music group for over ten years. She decided to add playing a musical instrument to her repertoire.
Greta is uniquely placed as she is one of the very first Simply Music trained teachers giving her teaching a depth and understanding that's unique.
She grew up with music as her mother was a pianist and mezzo soprano who was the lead singer in a church choir and who co-wrote an original Christmas Mass in Latin. However, attempts to learn via the traditional read-to-play method was difficult to grasp and like many children gave up.
Discovering the Simply Music playing-based method allowed her to come back to piano as an adult. Greta says that she's not going to be a Mozart or Bach but having proved the claim of the Simply Music Piano method being good for anyone to start music at any age and get satisfaction out of playing, singing, composing and improvising, Greta wants to share this journey with others. Her aim is to share the knowledge and love of playing piano with students of all ages. The comprehensive Simply Music curriculum is interactive and easy to understand.
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.
Greta also brings to her piano classes nearly thirty years of practice of a peaceful meditation/yoga system known as Sahaja Yoga. This gives her teaching an added dimension of insightful understanding into the nature of learning. Greta encourages parents and students to enquire about this easy to practice method of meditation and offers classes free of charge as it will help them to navigate the ups and downs inherent in what is a long term relationship.
~ It's so important to start children in piano lessons from a young age ~
"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)
"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