Celebrating 20 Years of Transforming Music Education
January 2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Creation of the breakthrough Simply Music playing-based Program/Curriculum by Neil Moore. The Simply Music program is taught internationally to people of all ages who are enjoying the opportunity to learn to play piano - blues, classical, accompaniment and contemporary pieces - from their very first lessons.
Students learn to sing and play, sing and accompany themselves, read, write, improvise and compose as they progress through the comprehensive Simply Music curriculum. It's categorised as a playing-based method because the reading is temporarily delayed as students are first coached in seeing and understanding construction of music on the keys. (Traditional method is categorised as a reading-based method and the Suzuki method as a listening-based method.)
The repertoire developed in this initial period forms the basis for the reading program. It's akin to the way we've learned how to speak our language: speak first, read and write later. It all makes much more sense when doing it this way.
As a certified Simply Music teacher I conduct my classes from the perspective of imparting of knowledge to last a lifetime.
More about the Simply Music International Body at https://simplymusic.com