Musical Bones Studio in Broadview Heights Ohio: An Innovative Approach to Playing the Piano!

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Musical Bones Studio in Broadview Heights Ohio: An Innovative Approach to Playing the Piano!

Musical Bones studio in broadview heights ohioThis week I had the pleasure of speaking with Stan Munson, owner of Musical Bones Studio, which recently opened in Broadview Heights Ohio. Those of you that know me know that I have had a love of music since I was a child and that it is still is a big part of my life.  

I was intrigued by what I read about Simply Music, which is the program's name so I set out to find out more about it.

When I phoned Stan he invited me to an introductory session where there would be other families present. I arrived a few minutes early so I had a chance to talk with Stan. I found him to be welcoming, informed and passionate about this innovative way of teaching others how to play the piano.Stan Munson owner of musical bones studio

The theory behind Simply Music is that people want to PLAY the piano, not learn how to play it!

I gave piano lessons privately to young kids for about 10 years. I taught in the traditional manner because that is all I knew. We started with beginner books, immediately focusing on how to read music. Simply Music does the opposite, by teaching the student to play first!! Students in this program are playing blues, classical, contemporary, and accompaniment pieces immediately from the very first lessons. By temporarily delaying the reading process, it is typical for beginning students to be able to play 30-50- songs in the first 18 months or sooner! Because of this non traditional approach and the way they learn to play, students can play these pieces any time, anywhere!

The article I read about Stan Munson and Musical Bones offered this summary: A young child learns to speak first and then he learns to read. This is the same premise. Learn to play first, then learn to read.

musical bones studioHere Stan is pictured with one of his students Mason, who is blind. I can't imagine the joy Mason must feel to be able to play the piano. Music is such a gift on so many levels!

I encourage you to contact Stan Munson at Musical Bones Studio for any interest you or your children have in playing the piano, even if, or perhaps especially if, traditional lessons did not work out for you. You'll love hearing how Musical Bones Studio got its name!

Musical Bones Studio is located at:

8051 Broadview Rd.

Broadview Heights Ohio 44147

216-392-4761

(just south of the Marc's Store...look for a 2 story blue building). Stan also mentioned that he will give a 20% discount off your first month's lesson if you mention this blog. How great is that?

   

 

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Mona Gersky
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Barb, this just goes to show you that the tried and true methods of learning something aren't always the best or the only way to learn something.  It is also important to note that the brains of students don't always respond to the same teaching methods.  This is a warm and lively localism post and I hope you emailed a link to the owner so that he in turn can email it to his students.  Just saying...what a lovely non intrusive way to get introduced to a large number of people with similar tastes and values to yours!

Jan 27, 2012 12:16 AM #1
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Mona, Thanks so much and you are so right. New and innovative approaches to many things are what propel us to advance! I will definitely be sending this to Stan!

Jan 27, 2012 01:05 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Very cool post Barb................seeing Mason at the piano warmed my heart.

Jan 27, 2012 01:31 AM #3
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Thanks Roger, mine too! Have a great weekend!

Jan 27, 2012 04:46 AM #4
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Susan Haughton
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As someone who TOOK those traditional lessons for many years, I found this quite interesting.  I don't know, though, I may miss my old teacher rapping my knuckles when I missed a note.  ;-)  She was quite the taskmaster, but boy, did I learn!

Jan 27, 2012 03:34 PM #5
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Susan, I had traditional lessons and taught that way and I can really see some advantages with this. Kids have little patience sometimes for learning so If they can started out playing I think they are much more likely to be interested in reading the music.

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