Looking for a natural, engaging way to learn to play the piano?

SM_LogoConsider the Simply Music Piano method!  This is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano program that offers a breakthrough in music education.  This unique method has children, teens, adults, and seniors playing great sounding blues, classical, contemporary and accompaniment pieces immediately, from their very first lessons.

Private and group lessons are being offered by Linda Bernardi, a Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher, in Dublin, California.

Please contact Linda today to ask any questions you may have about the program, schedule an information session, or begin taking lessons right away… LindaBernardi@ymail.com.

Interested in learning more about the Simply Music Piano method?  Read more here… Simply Music Piano.

I’m looking for an electronic keyboard for practicing piano at home. What should I buy?

Here are the recommendations from the Simply Music “Being a Simply Music Piano Student” brochure…

“You will need to have access to an instrument.  When choosing a piano or keyboard, budget is often an important factor.  Almost all acoustic pianos have 88 keys, and have all of the preferred benefits and features.  A local piano technician or piano tuner can provide valuable advice when you’re considering purchasing a second-hand instrument.

When choosing an electronic keyboard, there are certain features to look for.  The more features, the higher the cost.  Use the following guidelines (in order of importance):

  • minimum of 61 regular-sized keys
  • if affordable, an 88-key digital piano or keyboard would be ideal
  • a sustain pedal (not a sustain button)
  • touch sensitive keys
  • weighted keys

Obviously there are numerous other features, many of which come as standard on many modern instruments.  These, while potentially interesting and/or beneficial, are not a necessary part of a successful Simply Music experience.”

If anyone has experience with a specific electronic keyboard (make and model) that meets these guidelines, and you love it, please comment below!