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?

Adult students who complete the Simply Music program become musically expressed for a lifetime. Our students:

  1. Discover that they really are musical after all.
  2. Regain lost skills.
  3. Are playing their favorite songs.
  4. Gain new confidence and new friends.

Like a tree full of hidden fruit, the music is inside you just waiting to be brought out. Let us prove just how musical you really are.

Come to a FREE Introductory Session

Half of our students are adults and we have more adult students than all of the other teachers in the area combined. We love to make new friends - call us at 785-856-4400 or fill out this form and we will set up a fun, dynamic, and hands-on introduction 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. You'll even learn how to play part of a song! If you like what you see, you'll also have an opportunity to enroll in lessons.

 

Bring your questions and start playing the piano this week!

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