A new Seattle-based company, Practicing Musician
, has a lofty goal to provide music education and lessons "for as many instruments from as many cultures as possible." The goal of Practicing Musician is to make music education affordable and accessible to everyone by developing an online subscription service with access to a music education database of pre‐recorded video lessons. The initial target base includes K-6th grade students and their parents.
According to CEO and Founder Jake Douglass, “Historically, music education has
been a privilege. In fact, only 7.9% of respondents to the 2010 census had played
an instrument in the last 12 months. It speaks volumes about the society we have
built that a significant portion of the population cannot fully express themselves because they simply cannot afford or do not have access to music lessons.”
Practicing Musician will be available free to schools as a teaching tool. Students can use the program at home through affordable subscriptions. The company states that 89-90% of its revenue from subscriptions will be invested back into music education programs.
Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact Jake Douglass at 206‐854‐6076 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.