Upcoming Classes

Learn Piano, the Playful Way!

I offer a modern, creativity-based approach to music education.  Instead of focusing solely on the art of interpreting written music (reading notes) and performance, my goal is to provide a deeper, more satisfying, holistic, and, yes, playful, approach to learning music.

Students learn….

  • to play great-sounding classical, blues and contemporary music
  • to play music from memory, on any piano, anywhere
  • to read written music and lead sheets
  • to improvise and compose your own music
  • to accompany singers and other musicians
  • to jam with friends
  • to create musical stories and movie soundtracks
  • and to arrange your own versions of the music you love.

Students learn quickly, playing beautiful music from the very first lesson!

What is your musical goal?  Contact me today, and let’s discuss!  I’m best reached by e-mail, LindaBernardi@ymail.com.  I hope to hear from you soon!



In-person classes are offered in my Dublin studio, located near the 580/680 interchange.  Don’t live nearby?  I also offer lessons remotely via FaceTime or Skype.

FAQ · Upcoming Classes

Information about Piano Classes

Thank you for your interest in piano lessons!

Group Classes

When people think of piano lessons, they usually imagine a child and teacher sitting on the bench together at the piano working quietly through their exercises. While some children thrive in the private lesson environment, many others find the group environment more fun, exciting, and engaging.  The Simply Music Piano method is ideally suited to the group environment.  Groups may vary in size from 2-6 students.

For group lessons, I’ve found it best when students come to me with their groups already formed.  This is the perfect solution for two or more friends interested in beginning piano lessons together, siblings of similar age and ability, or a parent and a child.

However, if you don’t have a class partner in mind, simply add yourself to my waiting list, and I’ll create a group as soon as a few students are interested and a slot opens up.  For preschool piano classes, it may be possible to join a class mid-session.  To be added to my waiting list, REGISTER HERE.

Private Piano Lessons

Private lessons are available on a limited basis.  If you’re interested in private lessons for yourself or for your child, for availability, please send me an e-mail or give me a call.


Adults/SeniorsThe Simply Music Piano method is just as wonderful for adults of all ages as it is for children and teens!  My adult students love learning piano this way, and many have wished the method had existed when they were children.

May I enroll my 3/4/5/6 year old in Simply Music classes?  Simply Music is best for children ages 7 and up.  For children younger than seven, please check out my classes specifically for preschool-age children!  The preschool/kindergarten piano classes prepare students for success when ready to begin a Simply Music Piano class.  

Are your piano classes good for teens?  Yes, my approach to teaching piano is great for teens.  Teens want to play great-sounding music… right now.  The Simply Music method has students playing two-hands together from the very first lesson.  Is your teen’s interest primarily to learn to play pop music?  Composition?  Blues?  We can focus more on what they’re interested in.

Can I take a Simply Music Piano class with my child?  Yes!  I’ve had several parent/child shared lessons over the years, and they’re super fun!  

Homeschooling FamiliesI’m an approved vendor with Connecting Waters.

Do you offer in-home lessons?  Lessons are held in my Dublin studio.  However, I do offer remote lessons via FaceTime or Skype, and I may soon offer group online lessons. 

Do you accept transfer students?  Absolutely!  The Simply Music Piano method is excellent for students who have been learning piano the traditional way (recently or long ago), but now are looking for something different.  I strongly recommend any disengaged traditionally taught student give Simply Music Piano lessons a try.

Are students taught how to read music?  Yes!

My child isn’t interested in learning to read music. Are you willing to teach them to play piano without forcing this issue?  Yep!  I’m open to teaching students who have no desire to learn to read music. There are so many other aspects of musical development that we can focus on instead. And, who knows…. maybe one day they’ll change their mind. I’m flexible.

How long are classes?  Class length varies depending upon the number of students enrolled in the class.  Classes with two students are a half hour.  Classes with three students are 40 minutes, and for classes with four or more students, the class length is 50 minutes.  

How do I get onto your waiting list?  Sign up for my waiting list here…  REGISTER .

Please contact me with any questions!

The best way to reach me is via e-mail at LindaBernardi@ymail.com.

I hope to hear from you soon!



Do you offer piano lessons for adults?

Yes, I love to work with adults!  The Simply Music Piano method works just as well for adults as it does for children and teens.

For more information about the Simply Music Piano method, I recommend you read this page… Simply Music Piano for Children, Teens and Adults.

Please contact me with any questions at LindaBernardi@ymail.com!

-Linda Bernardi, Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher


Do you work with homeschoolers?


I’m an approved vendor with Connecting Waters Charter School / Connecting Waters East Bay, and I’m open to working with other schools upon request.

In addition to providing lessons in my home studio in Dublin, California, I also offer classes and lessons via the Internet.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at LindaBernardi@ymail.com!


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

Recommendations from Simply Music…

“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!