Nicole is AMAZING, patient, calm, knowledgeable, clear about expectation, creates a superior environment of respect and rapport, truly cares, sets aside time ALWAYS for her students even on her off time.
— L. Cerra
Ages 5 - 7
Play a Story is a fun, innovative approach to improvisation. True self-expression is the art of being yourself, whoever you are, wherever you are... and loving it.

•    Improvise using simple motifs and short musical ideas.

•    Create a natural ease at the piano while building key theoretical concepts.

•    Discover your own musical personality.

Ages 7 to Adult

Simply Music is a unique, playing-based method that has students of all ages learning to play great-sounding songs - immediately - from their very first lessons!

Four reasons Simply Music stands out as a breakthrough piano and keyboard method:

•    Quantity of music learned
•    Quality of that music
•    Speed at which our students learn
•    Ease with which they learn



Nicole Ouwenga-Scott is an Advanced Simply Music Piano Teacher with 38 years of piano experience.   Starting her musical journey at the age of 7 and continuing her education through college, she unexpectedly discovered the Simply Music Piano Method in 2007.  After years of taking classical lessons and teaching traditional piano lessons, Nicole was impressed by the results that Simply Music students are able to achieve in a very short period of time.  She became a Licensed Simply Music Teacher in May of 2007 and opened the Rhythm ‘n You Piano Studio.  

Because of Simply Music, Nicole’s relationship to the piano and her own musicianship has expanded into areas she had never tried in her classical training:  Blues and Jazz, improvising and composing her own songs and arrangements.

Nicole’s passion is to give students an experience that redefines who they are and what they believe they’re capable of.  And to discover that we are all immensely and creatively musical!