What is Simply Music? Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education. This unique method has children, teens, adults and seniors playing great sounding blues, classical, contemporary and accompaniment piano pieces – from their very first lessons.
How is Simply Music different to other methods of learning to play piano? Simply Music offers a playing-based approach as opposed to the more traditional reading-based approach where students are limited to only playing up to the standard they can read music. Simply Music temporarily delays the reading process and gets students playing great sounding pieces right from their first lessons and brings reading in gradually.
What age do you recommend starting piano? We start students on piano from 5 years.
Is it too late for me to learn piano? It is never too late. Some Simply Music students have started in their 90s.
What should I look for in a piano? A mimimum of 61 regular-sized keys (88 keys would be ideal) and a sustain pedal. Weighted and touch sensitive keys are preferred.
How much should I practise? Best results are achieved when students are doing approximately 20 minutes practice a day, 5 or 6 days a week.
When will I learn to read music? The reading process is usually introduced after building a solid repertoire of 35 to 50 pieces. The larger and more fluent the repertoire, the easier it is to successfully introduce music reading. As with all aspects of the Simply Music program, our approach to music reading is unique, and built around the ‘playing-based’ principles that students have been learning since their very first lessons. Please refer to the Simply Music Curriculum Overview for a more information about this.
What is the enrolment process? Get in touch with us to find out which lesson times are available. Submit an enrolment form either by post or online and we will be in touch to confirm lesson time. Unless otherwise arranged, payment is to be made per term due at the first lesson of the term. You may begin piano lessons at any time during the year.
Contact us and start playing today!