What is Simply Music?
Simply Music is the largest playing-based music education institution in the world.
Beginning with the original Simply Music piano and keyboard program developed by Australian Educator Neil Moore, we have grown into a worldwide organization dedicated to developing innovative programs, promising a world where everyone plays.
More than 700 Licensed Educators teach our programs throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
What is ‘Playing-based’?
Each of us is deeply, profoundly musical. We see this in the way we walk down the street, the way we talk, the way we rock and sing to a baby. And just as a baby naturally learns skills like speech before it learns to read and spell, music can be learned by harnessing our inbuilt, natural gifts.
The traditional approach in which playing music is accessed via the page has given us great treasures for centuries. Countless wonderful musicians have kept rich traditions alive and maintained music’s importance in our culture.
The culture, however, has moved forward. The character of work and leisure have become more unpredictable and changeable. Creativity is valued more highly. The approaches and means of learning in many spheres are unrecognisable from even 20 years ago.
Our programs view music learning via a new lens that suits the large proportion of the population who seek an all-embracing environment of creational music-making. Everything a Simply Music student learns emerges from the deep wellspring of their innate musicality. We teach students by immersing them in the actual experience of playing, providing a subtle balance between guidance, discovery and direct ‘hands-on’ experience.
Students of our programs experience musical self-expression as a given, being guided from the very beginning to explore their own music. In the same way that when we speak we communicate naturally in the moment, Simply Music treats improvisation and composition as a natural part of what we do, from the beginning, alongside learning the compositions of others.
We offer a new educational platform, through an array of programs that explore playing-based music, from birth through the whole of life.