As a kid I loved playing the piano, but I didn’t enjoy lessons with my stuffy piano teacher. So after a few years of diminishing enthusiasm, I stopped taking lessons while still young. As I matured, I often wished I had continued with lessons, but they had been so boring! Happily though, the story doesn’t end there – my excitement for playing the piano was rekindled years later through Simply Music.
My path back to the piano came through working as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method. During that time, I helped many musicians find new depth and fluidity in their art. Then one day, one of the pianists I was working with told me about Simply Music. Quickly, the method’s possibilities captured my imagination! I jumped at the chance to learn in this new way, and soon my excitement for the piano was rekindled – I found that I was actually having fun playing again! This inspired me to go through the Simply Music training program, and in 2009 I become an accredited Simply Music Teacher.
Now I have students ranging in age from 6 to 65, and all of them can sit down at the piano and play a wide variety of great music with energy, skill, and feeling. As a teacher and a pianist, I couldn’t be happier with the results. How different things are than when I was a kid!