Monday, April 23, 2007

Simply brilliant

I love a good logo, and this one tops the list. It was created by two of my favorite people: Neil and Cathy Moore. The Australian natives and high school sweethearts now help support each other's growing musical schools, as well as raise their children in Sacramento, CA.

Cathy is a Kindermusik Maestro, and Neil has developed a revolutionary piano teaching method.

At first, I only saw the smile in the logo. But when I turned the monitor towards Erin to show her, she saw the music notation first.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know! When I began training for Simply Music, I fell in love with this logo! I wish I had thought of it for my studio logo! Adorable.
Lori Kilmer
Michigan

Molly McGinn said...

You took the training? I've been thinking about getting the piano lessons for my Dad.

How'd it go for you?

Anonymous said...

Great! I've been teaching it for a year and have had great success with people of all ages. Right now my youngest is 8 and the oldest is 65-ish. It's just a lot of fun and totally rewarding!
Lori

Merri said...

Molly,

I've been teaching Simply Music now for almost a year. After teaching the "traditional" method for over 30 years now, I can honestly tell you that Simply Music is *the* best thing I've ever done for myself and my students.

My beginners that started last August now have over 25 songs memorized and in their repertoire. We're talking about complete songs like Amazing Grace, Alma Mater Blues, the Star Spangled Banner, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, and Fur Elise among others, including their own arrangements and compositions.

One of the greatest frustrations for me as a piano teacher was to see students of many years reach a point that they felt like they had maxed out or were bored or didn't have time to practice or want to make time. Piano lessons had become a nuisance or a burden for them.

Many dropped out around late middle school and high school. I really don't think that will happen with Simply Music, or, at least, not as often or as soon. Parents of my students tell me that they can't keep the kids away from the keys! My students will have music as a lifelong companion, and that thrills me no end!

Get your dad the lessons. He will thank you again and again. And let me know when how things go when y'all have a jam session when you go home, because he'll be able to read a lead sheet within no time! :-)