Ages 6 and Up

Simply Music Piano is a new-age approach to learning piano that has you playing real recognizable songs from the very first lessons.  It's based on the understanding that every person is deeply and profoundly musical from birth, and is capable of acquiring and retaining music as a lifelong companion!


Ages 4 - 6

For Younger Players - play your own story!

Created by fellow Simply Music teacher Lyndel Kennedy, this is a stand-alone program that also beautifully prepares students for Simply Music in the most creative way imaginable - through improvisation and story telling!



In-person lessons have resumed, with mitigation strategies in place.

Online lessons are still available!  It’s easy to learn piano from your very own home, with the free Zoom software and your own piano!




SARAH QUADE is a professional musician and has taught private and group music lessons to children of all ages for over 25 years.  She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees of music (oboe) from the University of Michigan and has additional certificates in early childhood development.  She is a licensed music instructor through Music Rhapsody, Simply Music, Inner Musician, Music Together, and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.  

Sarah has performed regularly with ensembles such as the Maryland Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra, the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort, among others.  She participated in several recording projects, including a collection of Florian Gassman’s opera overtures with the acclaimed Eclipse Chamber Orchestra which is featured regularly on WETA-FM.  Reviews in the Washington Post have praised her for “playing sublimely”.  Sarah maintains a private studio of oboe and piano students, some of whom have been accepted at colleges and music festivals around the country.

Sarah received Orff Schulwerk training from Lynn Kleiner and also specializes in early childhood music and movement education.  Featuring Music Rhapsody, an Orff-based program that acknowledges the creative input of every child, Sarah’s preschool music education classes include musical games and activities designed to stimulate creativity and encourage children to learn the elements of music naturally, through hands-on play. 

Sarah has two adult daughters with her husband and enjoys sailing, skiing, yoga, and hiking with her dog.