Wonder if it's too late to learn?

We have news for you:

Everyone is musical, even those who think they're not!

Simply Music is built on the core conviction that everyone, without exception, is deeply, naturally, and profoundly musical. Find this hard to believe? If you can walk evenly or snap your fingers to a beat, you have all the musicality that you need. We use this natural musicality in conjunction with Simply Music Digital to enable our adult students to play great-sounding music from their very first lessons.

 

Adult students are successful beyond all their expectations in our studio. They are making new friends, they are fulfilling a long held dream and they are making the piano a companion for a lifetime. You can too.

You don't need prior experience and you don't need special talents. Had a bad experience with music lessons as a child? Can't even carry a tune in the shower? Don't have a musical bone in your body? No problem. The piano makes the music - all you have to do is press the keys. If you can follow simple directions and if you practice 15 to 20 minutes a day for 5 days each week, you can play the piano. It's that simple!

"I'm 31 years old and I'm playing the piano. Any age can learn to play and it's fun and a great program. I love that I know how to play so many songs already while adding more every week."

Taylor Schreiner, adult student, Lawrence

“I’m just waiting for my granddaughter to be old enough. She’s always listening to me play and I’m just waiting until she’s old enough so she can start!”

Debbie Quirarte, adult student, Lawrence

"I am 60 years old and have never had piano lessons. I started last March with Keys of Joy and I now can play over 30 songs from memory. This is a great program and I recommend it to anyone who has always wanted to play and is afraid that it is too difficult."

Bill Wagner,  adult student, Lawrence

"I love this teaching method and Evan Hunter makes playing so much fun! Thrilled to be a student at Keys of Joy!"

Marsha Smith Jones, adult student, Lawrence

Simply Music changes everything

  1. We delay the reading process by about a year. Our students can start playing great sounding music with both hands from their first lessons.
  2. Students learn how to visually map sequences and patterns to the keyboard so that they can start playing immediately without referring to sheet music.
  3. After they have developed a repertoire of 30 to 50 songs in all styles, we introduce our students to an innovative approach to reading that makes extensive use of the songs that they have already learned.

What results can you expect?

You can expect lots of fun, and you will

  • Experience music as a natural self-expression.
  • Play a huge repertoire, covering a wide array of musical styles and genres. After just a few months of lessons, you will be able to sit down anywhere, anytime, and play lots of music.
  • Develop the ability to progress on their own. You will be equipped to teach yourself and to work from sheet music, and then set the page aside, carrying the song with them in your mind, heart and hands.
  • Enjoy a highly positive, self-affirming experience in lessons and when you practice at home.

Attend a Free Introductory Session

Our enrollment has doubled in the last nine months and we are the fastest growing piano studio in the region. More than 1/3 of our students are adults and we have more adult students than all of the other teachers in the area combined. Come to a FREE Introductory Session and discover the musicality that dozens of students are enjoying every week!

 

FREE Introductory Sessions are fun, dynamic, and hands-on introductions to Simply Music. We'll show you how Neil Moore developed Simply Music, how it compares with traditional methods, and we'll demonstrate how it works.

 

FREE Introductory Sessions are held at the studio on two Saturdays each month, at 2 pm. Call us at 785-856-4400 to reserve your seats or just show up! Begin your journey into music today!

The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways.

Nancy Beeghly, shown here displaying her bowing technique, says she found learning to play the cello “humbling” but rewarding. PHOTO: BRUCE BEEGHLY

By Diane Cole in the Wall Street Journal

April 23, 2017

 

Fourteen years ago, on the eve of her retirement as a newspaper columnist, Nancy Beeghly of Youngstown, Ohio, decided to learn to play the cello. She adored the burnished sound the cello produces, when played properly. But she hadn’t the foggiest idea about bowing, plucking or tuning one.

 

Taking the musical plunge “was the most humbling thing I have ever done,” the 72-year-old Ms. Beeghly says.

 

Buoyed by enthusiasm, perseverance and the encouragement of teachers and fellow players with whom she has bonded, she says that learning to play the cello was the start of one of the most rewarding journeys of her life.

 

“I now get callbacks from nursing homes to come and play there! They think I’m Yo-Yo Ma!” she laughs.

 

For Ms. Beeghly, as for many others in the growing 50-plus cohort, there’s no musical time like the present, a big change from the perceptions of previous generations.  Click here to read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

Keys of Joy! Studio 1540 Wakarusa Drive Suite SE Lawrence KS  66047 785-856-4400