Studioso's working hard to revolutionize the music education industry. This involves sleepless nights, late night dev meetings, and a little bit of creative genius. We started small with our beta, which we have been out of since Dec 2018. We then from a startup to a company with dreams, hopes, and commitments. We are growing more and more with our Technique Library and are encouraging people to submit to it. Your technique will be validated by the Studioso Team. Coming next week we've got some new features, including but not limited to Practice Calander which tracks the amount of time you practice and puts it in time-variable bubbles - so the more you practice the bigger the circle. The completing of which was a task in its self because of the largely user interface (UI) based side this portion of both the Student and Teacher Studioso app, we had to do extensive Quality Assurance (QA) in order to test this part of the app on all screen sizes big and small and both iOS and Android. We also redesigned a lot of UI feature's in the Android app for both Android Teacher and Student. Making it glamorous, but with more updates to come. Links are below for the updated apps and where to get them.
The Founders Ocean Salazar on the left, Charlie Porth on the right.
Image: 2018 MN cup Division Finalist Photo with the founders, Ocean Salazar on the left, Charlie Porth on the right.
Music is perhaps the most dynamic art there is.
The multifaceted aspect of music ranges from intellectual stimulus to a deeper, more connected way to tell a story. When you look at the classical, timeless masterpieces of classical composers, to the pop music that brings people together today, there has never been an art with a more profound impact on society. According to Colin Barras (BBC), the earliest musical instruments have been found at around 40,000 years old. It is the timeless art from ancient times, and will be present for as long as humanity exists.
There is something majestic about music.
When you feel the power, the impossibly strong emotions surging through you when you pick up your instrument, anything seems possible. It is the uniter of all people. No matter what your age, gender, race, nationality, or identity, music is something that you can enjoy. Music education is education of the mind, body, and heart. Music teachers are the conductors of this powerful force.
“As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.” - Yo Yo Ma
Studioso is bringing on a new team member to bolster our marketing efforts. Lauren Pham, our new Director of Public Relations, Social Media, and Special Projects, is the perfect addition to the team. Having extensive experience in social media marketing, she will refine Studioso's social media marketing strategy to be precise and effective.
As a blogger, YouTuber, and Instagram influencer, Lauren has much experience in social media marketing. She is adept at creating social media campaigns, fostering partnerships, and maintaining a strong brand. She is going into her second year of college and is part of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She is skilled in videography, photography, and content creation.
Studioso is happy to introduce our CLO and Director of Customer Relations, Brendan Will. Brendan is based out of Tuscon Arizona. Having worked in legal and marketing for his entire professional career, he has much experience in the legal , marketing, and sales fields. From his first internship with a San Francisco based legal consulting company to his career at professional marketing firm Sterling, Gould, and Associates, Brendan has built a multi-faceted gauntlet of legal and marketing knowledge. He is eager to be working with such a dynamic and innovative start-up, as Studioso, and looks excitedly to the future to fuel brand growth, and expand sales. Brendan and Ricky met at Sterling, Gould, and Associates, and have since combined their knowledge and skills to become Studioso’s West Coast sales team.
Studioso is happy to welcome our newest team member, Ricardo (Ricky) De Saracho, a self-driven soon to be businessman. Fresh out of Salpointe Catholic High School and starting his business career at Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona, Ricky is determined to make his mark in a world of innovation. Ricky has owned and successfully managed a marketing and advertising LLC with his business partner. He is currently the director of Sales at Studioso™ LLC and is ready to change the music education industry for the betterment of students and teachers. His priority is to improve his work and make sure that in any deal made, the buyer is satisfied to the upmost.
Ricky will be working with another team member (to be announced) at the NAfME National In-Service Conference to launch Studioso™.
At Studioso, we believe that for Music Education to remain relevant in today's digital age, it must adopt technological methods to improve student efficiency and motivation. There is no doubt that music education is an intellectually uplifting experience for millions of students around the world. However, it can also be frustrating when students fail to reach their goals. Studioso believes this problem can be solved with technology. We have been creating a smartphone application that connects teachers to their students, optimizes student practice, and enables both the teacher and student to visualize practice progress. We believe that technological integration has the potential to improve music education for both teacher and student. However, we are wary of competitors that attempt to disregard the rich tradition of music education. Newly created services have attempted to replace teachers or diminish their role in the classroom/studio. At Studioso, we believe that the music teacher can not and will not be replaced. Although youtube tutorials have helped many students attempting to self-teach themselves, they are no substitute for a real music teacher. Any innovation in music education must be student centered and empowering for the teacher. We are confident that the Studioso app does just that. Request a Demo to see for yourself!
Studioso's app development has begun. Soon a better musical experience will be in the palm of your hand.