1540 Wakarusa Drive, Suite SE Lawrence, KS 66047
They are playing pop, blues, jazz and classical songs from their very first
lessons. Our adult students are fulfilling lifelong dreams and our younger
students are making the piano a companion that they will enjoy for a lifetime.
This is what piano students experience at Keys of Joy!
Students of all ages are learning 30 to 50 songs in pop, blues, jazz and
classical styles in their first year. They are learning how to accompany other
musicians and they are arranging and composing their own pieces. They are
achieving VICTORY at every lesson!
You can too.
Notes of Joy!
By Joy Lyle, Office Manager
It is very easy to find “how to play the piano”
resources on the Internet. If one Googles “how to
play the piano”, they will get about 107,000,000
results in less than a second. So in this day, why
would someone pay to get piano lessons from a live
First, lessons with the right teacher get results. Few
people who attempt to learn through the Internet or
DVD based methods actually learn how to play.
They get bored with methods that are based on
simple chords and they discover that the absence of
accountability to a real teacher - and parents -
makes it very easy to skip “lessons” and practice
sessions. Progress slows and it usually (continued)
Let us show you how much FUN piano can be!
Evan Hunter, Director and Instructor
Joy Lyle, Instructor and Studio Manager
Why is Simply Music so effective?
Simply Music is a playing-based method. First, we delay
reading for 12 to 18 months so that students can focus on the
piano. They are playing real music, with both hands, from their
very first lessons. Second, we convert the seemingly complex
sequences of notes and chords into simple visual maps that
anyone can understand and begin to play right away. Our
students build a large and carefully designed repertoire of
music that makes learning to read music much easier and
We know that delaying reading is non-traditional, but think
about it - do we learn how to read before we learn to speak? Of
course not. We learned how to make simple sounds, then
simple words, then we learned how to build sentences. This is
how Simply Music students learn to play the piano, too.
Our students master 30 to 50 songs in pop, blues, jazz and
classical styles, and they start learning how to accompany other
musicians, as well as to arrange and compose their own
pieces in their first year. Within 3 years they are proficient
enough in playing, reading, arranging, composing and
accompanying to enjoy the piano for a lifetime. (continued)