MY “AHA” MOMENT
Working as a music tutor and performing musician for over 15 years, I have observed unique opportunities to improve music education that can be dealt with head on. One challenge I wanted to take on as an instructor of music was creating an approach to music that separated the complex nuances of the art.
Ambidextrous hand use (i.e., use of the right and left hands equally well) and music theory (e.g., note value, song composition, chords, scales, etc.) were at the top of the list. Through trial and error, I began to refine Musico Left/Right Note® color keyboard system.
THE BIG IDEA
To develop music composition so that anyone can play an instrument.
WHY MY IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST
Our studio location offers one-to-one music instruction sessions, as well as small groups. Our focus areas of study are piano/keyboard, voice keyboard, guitar, bass, ukulele, intro to percussion, and music theory — from beginner to advanced.
We also are happy to offer our own specialized program called Left /Right Note Color Piano™. This unique program enables our teachers to start children as young as three-years-old in musical training. We also are excited to offer this program to children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Our research-based music method has been used by Saginaw Valley State University Occupational Therapy in an ongoing research project that started in 2015.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
I plan to use the funds for a patent, creation of an app and marketing.