Owner and Instructor, Piano and Trumpet
Evan holds a bachelor's degree in music composition from the University of Kansas. Evan writes
symphonic works for wind band and orchestra and has won the Claude T. Smith award and the Lawner
Prize for composition. Evan tutors graduate students in music theory, sings in his church choir and plays the
trumpet for worship services. Evan is also forming an orchestra for his church. Some of Evan's
compositions may be heard on SoundCloud here. Pastorale was played recently at Redeemer
Presbyterian Church in Leawood and Majestic Overture was played by the KU Symphony Orchestra at the
Lied Center in Lawrence.
Studio Manager and Instructor, Piano
Joy Lyle is the newest member of our team. Joy earned a bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene
University where she double majored in youth ministry and philosophy of religion and minored in piano
performance. Joy has played the piano for 14 years and she was very active in school plays, vocal and flute
choirs and marching band while in university and high school.
Joy is a certified camp counselor and outdoor education facilitator who loves children of all ages. Joy is
very relational and she loves to invest in people. Come in and say Hi!
John supervises business operations and is responsible for facility acquisition, design, maintenance,
signage, and equipment. John looks for new opportunities to help the studio reach and even exceed its
John tried to learn piano twice before and failed both times - traditional lessons were slow and boring. He
had nearly given up when he heard of Simply Music and began lessons three years ago. He now has 80
songs in his active playlist and he says that "If I can learn to play the piano, anyone can!"
We would love to meet you and answer your questions! If you would like to know more, call or come over
during office hours. We will give you and hands on demonstration and help you discover your Keys of Joy!
The studio was opened by Evan and his sister, Paige, in August, 2011 with 12 students. We now teach about 50 students and expect to
be teaching nearly 80 by the end of 2015. About one-half of our students are adults aged 18 and up. The other half consists of children
aged 6 to 17. Paige was our office manager, but she married this past August and moved to Kansas City.
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1540 Wakarusa Drive, Suite SE Lawrence, KS 66047