What You'll Get
In order to play the piano, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that makes inanimate objects jealous with today's deal: for $45, you get one introductory Simply Music piano session and one month of weekly lessons ($88), plus student take-home materials ($12), from Keys to Happiness Piano Studio (a $100 total value).
During the introductory session, teachers Ian and Jen will describe Simply Music, an Australian-developed method for teaching students to play a repertoire of piano music starting from their very first lesson. Rather than focusing on sight-reading, Simply Music uses an experiential, aural, and hands-on-keys methodology; students can hear their progress in the form of actual songs. After developing a repertoire of 35–50 blues, contemporary, classical, and accompaniment pieces over the first year, second-year students then use those familiar pieces as the basis for learning to read music. The first-year curriculum also introduces composition and accompaniment, lessons skillfully disguised as more piano-playing.
Ian McKinney has been an accredited Simply Music teacher since 2009, and his wife, Jen, was licensed in 2010. Future pianists or lounge entertainers ages 6 and above are welcome, though those allergic to cats should be aware that the McKinneys' at-home studio is also home to two short-hair domestics and one pregnant racehorse. Call to schedule your introductory session.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiples as gifts. Must be at least 6 years of age. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.