I teach piano/keyboard using the following program.
Simply Music is a revolutionary, Australian-developed piano learning method that offers a breakthrough in music education. This remarkable approach has students of all ages playing great-sounding contemporary, classical, gospel, blues and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons!
Think of Simply Music as being like learning to talk. We all talked for years before we learned how to read and spell. It's the same with our program. We delay the music reading process and start by showing you how to play fantastic music – immediately.
Beginning students, with no attention on having to read music, are free to relate directly to the piano, and within months easily and naturally begin to establish a ‘hands-on’ and personal ‘feeling’ for the instrument as they build a play-list that includes popular, classical, blues and jazz styles, as well as develop the ability to play chords and modern accompaniments.
Unlike learning by rote, this program is tactile, experiential and multi-sensory, with students being physically, visually and aurally fully absorbed. After building a repertoire of 30 to 50 pieces covering a broad range of musical styles, students go on to learn how to read music, their ability to play so well providing a powerful foundation for learning the more formal aspects of music education.