Piano Jam Cleveland
Piano Did you have a favorite babysitter when you were a kid? Mine was this cool teenager, Jane Ponte, who would teach me how to play top 40 songs and boogie-woogie on the piano. I would play these songs over and over on my parent's beat-up baby grand. My mom decided to do what any good mom would do; she signed me up for piano lessons.
I was so excited to take piano lessons so I could learn how to play like Elton John. Perhaps I could dazzle my family at Thanksgiving by playing Piano Man by Billy Joel. After a few minutes of my piano lesson, it became apparent that this was going to be a very different experience than my piano jam sessions with my babysitter.
I dreaded going to my piano lessons and I never practiced my assignments. Instead, I'd play the songs babysitter Jane taught me.
This experience stayed with me and I was determined to apply this valuable lesson about music education when I decided to become a teacher.
I decided to develop a piano program that would allow kids to get instant results. A piano program that would leave kids thinking after their first lessons, 'this was so fun and much easier than I anticipated.'
Piano Jam teaches kids how to play the piano in an all-keyboard performing ensemble. The kids in the program learn the skills needed to play pop music and join in on a jam session.
Music performance is often a group effort. Teaching kids how to play the piano in a group allows them to not only learn how to play an instrument but it teaches them about teamwork and leadership.
About Dave Simon
Dave Simon: Piano Jam Founder
Dave Simon creates and licenses music curriculum that is offered in music school's around the world. He owned and operated a music school for 17 years where he launched each of his 4 different programs. Dave also serves as a business coach for music school owners and his the host of a business growth podcast called Music Lessons and Marketing.
My Daughter Loves Piano Jam
"My daughter loved her first Piano Jam class. She was hoping the class would meet every day. She was disappointed to learn she'd have to wait a whole week to play with her bandmates again."