Kasia Haroldsen was the choir director at our church so I asked her about lessons. She began teaching me the traditional way of playing but suggested I might enjoy learning the Simply Music way. I was reluctant at first because I wanted to play like everyone else and wasn't sure what this method would end up teaching me. But I consented to try for one month and by the second lesson committed to two months. I am now finishing my third month. It is really fun and I never mind practicing each and every day; in fact, I look forward to it. I have ten memorized songs and three of them with variations to the original way I learned to play them. It is easy to play and the variety of songs in level one have given me an interesting repertoire even as a beginner.
Kasia is an excellent teacher. She is patient as I try to learn the new patterns and willingly, and kindly, repeats information and answers questions that probably seem obvious to her. I cannot think of any reason that a beginner, especially the young and maybe a little reluctant, or the older adult could not learn from this method and especially from the teacher, Kasia Haroldsen. I have found her to be flexible and cooperate with lessons but has expectations that her students be committed and have a reasonable degree of discipline. She also has a very good sense of humor and encourages her students to be relaxed and enjoy their playing music. She suggests singing while playing and sometimes will sing herself during the lessons as students play so it is more fun.
I am happy to recommend Kasia and the Able To Play Studio. The Simply Music method is a fun and effective way to learn to play the piano.