Summer Simply Music Piano Classes starting 1st week of June
Teens & Adults:
Free Introductory Class & Registration for 10 week Summer Session: Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 pm, or Wednesday at 4:30 pm
Children with Parent:
Free Introductory Class & Registration for 10 week Summer Session: Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm, or Thursday, May 30 at 4 pm
Please fill out the Contact Form or give us a call at 413-625-8203.
Start a musical Summer for a life-time of musical enjoyment.
Welcome to Goodchild Music Studio!
“Music is a gift…Share it!”
We are, Eric and Barbara Goodchild, who have been musical farmers or farming musicians in the beautiful hills of Shelburne, MA since we were married. We offer a wide range of musical lessons on various musical instruments, as well as selling our farm’s seasonal, local products.
Barbara is a Simply Music certified and licensed teacher. She has many tools to encourage you on your musical journey. There are 3 types of classes offered that focus on the age appropriate skills needed to make, play, and understand music now, and enjoy it for a lifetime. These lessons include:
Simply Music Piano Method - an Australian playing based piano method developed by Neil Moore which has students playing the piano with both hands from the very beginning, using a wide variety of musical styles, including contemporary, classical, blues, gospel, jazz, accompaniment, composition and improvisation.
These lessons are available for children 7 to 17 years old with an accompanying parent, older teens, and adults. For more information check the Simply Music link above.
Play-a-Story - an improvisational piano method created by Lyndel Kennedy to teach young children the skills needed to begin piano lessons.
These lessons are for children and their parent(s) ages 5 – 6 years old. For more information check out the Simply Music link above.
Simply Music Rhapsody – an early childhood music & movement program developed by Lynn Kleiner using the Orff philodophy that encourages the development of children’s innate musical gifts.
These classes are for children and their parent(s) ages 3 months to 5 years old. For more information check the Simply Music link above.
Bagpiper for All Occasions
Eric is a professional Scottish Highland Bagpiper.
He offers bagpipe lessons, and will play for your events, including: weddings, funerals, birthdays, memorials and parties. To contact Eric please call: 413-625-8203
Bagpipe lessons are also available for ages 10 years old through adult.
Where we Teach from:
We teach in Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA from our home, and Barbara’s larger classes are held at her studio at the Davenport Maple Farm’s Restaurant. Both of these are located at the intersection of Cooper Lane and Tower Road in Shelburne. Depending on the program, we offer individual lessons or our wonderful shared classes. We invite you to check out my “About” page using the link above to find out more about our fees, policies, and services.
We hope to hear from you! If you’re interested in finding out more, just fill out the contact form on the “Contact” page, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
In addition to teaching we operate a small sheep farm. We sell our mild frozen lamb cuts, sheep meat pies, jams, jellies, pickles, vegetables, and wool products at the local farmers markets in Shelburne Falls and Bernardston during the Summer season, at the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market, and from our home by appointment.
Thanks for visiting!