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

SM_LogoConsider the Simply Music Piano method!  This is a creative, non-traditional, 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 offered in my West Dublin studio, located near the 580/680 interchange.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the program.  The best way to reach me is via e-mail at LindaBernardi@ymail.com.

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

I hope to hear from you soon!

-Linda, Certified Simply Music Teacher

Upcoming Classes

Piano Lesson Information

Thank you for your interest in piano lessons!

Group Classes for Young Children, Ages 4-6

For this age group, I offer the magical InnerMusician Play-a-Story classes.  Younger children should be introduced to the piano in a playful, fun, creative way that is developmentally appropriate.  My desire is to build a life-long love of music, and this program is the ideal way to launch your child’s journey.  In Play-a-Story classes, we combine piano and music with art and story-telling.  Young children who have taken Play-a-Story Program are ideally suited to begin the Simply Music Program.

For current class offerings, please visit the “Piano for Young Children” page.

Group Lessons for Children, Teens, and Adults

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 lesson partner in mind, I usually begin new groups in August and in January, though if four students are ready to begin, it’s possible to begin at any time of year.  Please contact me now to be put on my group lesson waiting list.

Private Piano Lessons

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.

FAQ

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 4/5 year old in Simply Music classes?  Simply Music is best for children ages 6 and up.  For preschool-age children, I offer Play-a-Story classes, which provide the perfect introduction to the piano for this age group and prepare students for Simply Music. 

Homeschooling FamiliesI’m an approved vendor with Connecting Waters.

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! 

Interested in more information about Simply Music Piano?  Read more here… Simply Music Piano for Children, Teens and Adults.

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!

-Linda Bernardi, Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher

FAQ

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

FAQ

Do you work with homeschoolers?

Absolutely!

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

I have morning and early afternoon slots available just for homeschooling families.

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

-Linda, Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher

FAQ

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!