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Play great sounding music from your first piano lessons.

Play sophisticated blues, contemporary, classical and accompaniment pieces from your very first piano lessons. The Simply Music method produces amazing results for students of all ages, adults as well as children.

Teacher Maureen Karpan has been a professional performing musician and teacher since 1996. resume

Located in North San Jose, Ride Music studio is conveniently located near the Brokaw/Hostetter exits off of 101, 880 and 680.

It is a requirement to attend a free introductory session before signing up for lessons. See upcoming dates to right, or call to have a session scheduled for you.

Openings for new students!

  • Simply Music lessons (ages 7 to adults) – A fun way to learn classical, pop and blues songs well and fast. Fully developed curriculum including improvisation, composition, accompaniment and music reading.
  • Play-a-Story class (4-6 year olds) – Improvise to stories. A fantastic program created by Simply Music teacher Lyndel Kennedy.

Results you can expect

  • You learn a well-rounded set of skills, including accompaniment, arrangement, improvisation and composition
  • You quickly learn many great sounding songs, both hands, that they can play anytime, anywhere there is a piano, without having to have your music books in front of you
  • Pieces include classical, pop and blues and jazz
  • You will learn to read music including chords, notes and rhythm
  • You become very comfortable playing with and for others, since you learn in small group settings
  • Repeated experiences of success in learning the piano that contribute to a positive sense of self
  • Music will become a companion for life