Streaming Music Education Website Needs Funding
Ohio-based MusicMuse has launched their first Kickstarter project to help raise funds for production costs of filming instruction, as well as raising awareness of their product through marketing. Through the interactive creative fund-raising website, Kickstarter.com, MusicMuse hopes to raise $20,000 by May 5th to go directly towards creating content for their website, yourmusicmuse.com, and marketing of the site.
Founded in 2009, Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that provides creative companies or individuals a place to raise money from individual contributors. However, if a project does not reach its funding goal, it does not receive any of the contributions. To date, over 11,000 creative projects have been funded throughout the country.
With the current state of educational funding for public schools, and the overall economic disarray of our country, MusicMuse seeks to offer an affordable, accessible, and convenient alternative for musical instruction. Yourmusicmuse.com will provide 24/7 access to quality music lessons through streaming HD video, which will only be available through the membership site, sort of like Netflix for music education. MusicMuse offers a variety of other materials to go along with the video lessons, which are included in the monthly fee. Students are not left searching for other sources of information—it is an alternative, holistic approach for learning how to play an instrument.
To date, MusicMuse has not sought out any outside funding sources, and impressively, their team has created a fully functioning website with a content management back-end that is able to deliver high-quality video lessons. The MusicMuse team has set high standards for their lesson content by creating consistent curriculum templates for all instruments—current and future. They have worked hard to put together a network of quality, local music instructors—some who have already been featured on their website—and an impressive list of those who are waiting to be filmed.
We do not want to see this website or this idea abandoned because we did not seek support from the public, as well as future members. That is why we have taken the time to produce the Kickstarter project—each member of the MusicMuse team feels strongly that this alternative way of learning music is one that should be available to all.
To view the MusicMuse Kickstarter project, please go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2085665642/the-future-of-online-music-education-for-all.
For more information about this project or MusicMuse, contact Holly Havelka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyle Havelka graduated from Lakewood High School and attended Cleveland State University, where he graduated with a degree in Information Technology and currently works as an IT Analyst.
Kyle Havelka graduated from Lakewood High School and attended Cleveland State University, where he graduated with a degree in Information Technology. Kyle has worked in IT for nearly a decade. His passion for IT started at a young age, whether he was disassembling TVs and VCRs or building his own computers, he has always surrounded himself with technology. Kyle currently works for the Parker Hannifin Corporation in Mayfield Heights as an IT Analyst.