What people are saying about Simply Music
“Let me begin by saying just how thrilled I am with the [Simply Music] program. I’m playing better now than I did after years of traditional lessons.”
Steve Manuel, Executive Producer
Prime Time, Discovery Channel
"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
“Simply Music has opened up the world of music making for our son in a way that we never could have imagined. My husband and I are conservatory trained classical musicians. Our son literally runs to practice piano mornings before school… and will perform for anyone who cares to listen! He also enjoys sitting at the piano and making up his own songs. Simply Music makes absolute sense… children learn to speak before they read, why not learn to make music before reading notes on a page?
Joan and Jeff Beal, parents
“… your system is one of the most superb I’ve encountered in 30 years of adult education. It’s all so exciting, I can’t wait to get to the keyboard after class, and actually look forward to practice!”
Michael Zeiler, student
“The level of satisfaction I’m getting from [my] advanced Simply Music class is beyond any other music lessons I’ve had in 40 years. After starting and stopping piano lessons many times, I now know why I wanted to learn to play piano so badly… for the pure ecstatic joy of being able to express myself with music instead of just playing songs like a trained monkey with no underlying knowledge of what I’m doing. The Simply Music method reveals (what I thought were) structural mysteries in easy to grasp ways — and the blossoms are starting to show, even after only one year of lessons! Thank you.”
Gary Yost, student
“It’s been amazing for me to watch our three sons learn to play the piano so quickly. Not only do children learn to play quickly with Simply Music, they feel so free and competent to explore music that they compose their own songs. Our nine-year-old and our twelve-year-old have both composed original songs. Music fills our house and our boys’ hearts and I love that! Simply Music has been a gift for our family.”
Duane Carlisle, parent
Head Strengthening and Conditioning Coach, San Francisco Forty-Niners
“My daughter is only 7 years old with no previous music knowledge. Our experience has absolutely surpassed our expectations. Recently she played a well-known song in front of 100 people and she brought the house down.”
Marsha Goodstein, parent
“At 83 years of age, this wonderful program has given my life a dimension that has brought me much joy and satisfaction. It is so fulfilling to sit down at the piano and play. The experience of Simply Music has helped me to cope with stress, and even sadness. I have been most fortunate and blessed to have had the experience of Simply Music.”
Sara Larmer Meuse, student
“This is a wonderful music program and the results are astounding! Even if you don’t consider yourself musically inclined, this program is for you. I also think it could be a major breakthrough for children with a variety of cognitive delays and learning difficulties. I love Simply Music’s approach.”
Dr. Anne Margaret Wright, Psy.D.
“The Simply Music program seems inherently self-motivating. Our son has learned to love the piano and his ability to create music on it has avoided the disenchantment we both experienced with having to spend weeks and months learning boring exercises which at times seemed only distantly related to music. Rather than parents and teachers having to make constant demands to practice, practice, practice, our son now has his own passion to motivate his continued learning.”
Richard & Patricia Brunner, parents
“I have a Bachelor of Music degree from CSULB. Having now seen Simply Music, I wish I would have had your program many years ago. I so strongly believe in your approach that I will promote your program every chance I get!
Kathy Troxel, student
“It is such a joy to hear my daughter playing and singing at the top of her lungs!“
Jean Johnson, parent
“Simply Music is an amazing system for learning to play quickly. I’ve taken 10 lessons and I can play 10 songs, plus arrangements. I’m starting to improvise too. I’m having a blast with this technique.”
Beth Greer, student
“My boys are eight and ten. They’ve had just twelve lessons with Simply Music and already they know twelve songs. Not just ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, but real music. The boys are already playing the blues. They think they’re hot stuff.”
Rebecca Neis, parent
“I wish the Simply Music program had been around when I was taking piano lessons! It has been so wonderful for my seven-year-old daughter, who can’t believe she’s playing songs like Fur Elise and Ode to Joy with BOTH hands! The “playing-based” style of learning piano makes it so easy for children to focus on learning the songs, getting the rhythm and correct finger placement. There is so much behind the simple format!"
Amy Bellin, parent
Dear Mr. Moore,
I have spent my life as a classically trained musician and earned my living at that for 13 years in the San Francisco Opera. I read music very well, have a fairly good ear, though I always worked hard as well.
I have always yearned to be able to just sit down and play without depending always on music in front of me. I have yearned to have a more personal relationship with the piano, but never quite had the ability to do that. I understood the relationship to chords, but thought it would be a very difficult task to learn all the chords, and whatever else that would be required, to do this with some proficiency.
The way you talk about music makes perfect sense to me. I have certainly approached the study of languages in that way, but never generalized it to the piano. I also understand how children function in learning, but again, never made the leap to the “piano”.
I recently began with Simply Music. What a joy. I love your program. The instruction is fun and the progression enlightening. In just the 1st Level ”I GOT IT”. It has been exciting for me. What I have learned has made me leap forward with songs I love. Figuring out the chords is not as hard as I thought it would be, and I am enjoying experimenting with different ways to do the accompaniments.
My grandchildren are nearing a good age to begin with Simply Music, and I think it is the PERFECT way for them to approach the study of music. It makes perfect sense.
Thank you for what you are doing. I hope it revolutionizes the way teachers view their task. After all, it is really about the joy of making and hearing music…. and feeling it through your whole soul.
Thank you for opening this door for me, I have wanted to do this all my life.