Practicing Musician

Affordable and accessible music education.

Music education has made my life an amazing journey. I have something to look forward to everday.

Emil Khudyev
Clarinet instructor, Seattle Symphony

Music education is fundamental to a well-rounded education.

Virginia Dziekonski
Cello instructor, Pacific Northwest Ballet

I was fortunate to have teachers who were knowledgeable and dedicated. This is now possible on a much broader scale.

Blayne Barnes
Violin instructor, co-founder North Corner Chamber Orchestra

Every child has musical potential that can be brought out through supportive parents, a healthy environment and good teachers.

Wes Dyring
Viola instructor, Seattle Symphony
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COMPREHENSIVE

Our lesson plans are organized into intuitive, systematic curriculums. Every video is accompanied by a written transcription of the oral lesson, sheet music, an application for feedback, and a progress tracker to ensure accessibility and success for all learning styles.

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EXTRAORDINARY SAVINGS

Our prices are the most affordable on the internet, keeping in mind those who have never been able to access high quality music education. Choose from our database of 14 instruments or, if you're like us, access them all!

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MUTUAL BENEFIT

Our program is beneficial for students learning at home, as a teaching tool in schools, as a supplement to private lessons, for developing high quality music programs, and for community building.

"The Practicing Musician is a valuable resource for anyone looking for affordable music lessons. The level of musicianship and the quality of the teachers guarantee a great experience. I'm a believer!"

Ben Smith
Drummer, Heart and Roadcase Royal

"I am a strong advocate of promoting music education to as many people who are interested as possible. After hearing how the Practicing Musician will offer tutorials, much like Khan academy, for people to learn how to play a musical instrument, I was inspired and hopeful that this project will reach a wide spectrum of people."

Rick Boyle
Principal, St. Luke School

AFFORDABLE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

JUST BEGINNING

FEATURE ONE
Access every lesson for one instrument
FEATURE TWO
1 hour new content each month
FEATURE THREE
70% goes towards helping fund music education for others
$9.99 Per month

TWO INSTRUMENTS

FEATURE ONE
Access every lesson for two instruments
FEATURE TWO
2 hour new content each month (1 for each instrument)
FEATURE THREE
70% goes towards helping fund music education for others
$14.99 Per month

ALL INSTRUMENTS

FEATURE ONE
Access the entire site; every lesson for all 14 instruments
FEATURE TWO
14 hours new content each month (1 for each instrument)
FEATURE THREE
70% goes towards helping fund music education for others
$19.99 Per month
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ANNUAL INVESTMENT $100 - $200 Free $200 - $300

Come Fall 2017, the Practicing Musician will be tested in public and private schools from the Seattle to Burlington-Edison school districts. If you are an individual user who would like to test this program from home, please contact our student liaison, Courtney Prather, by email at info@practicingmusician.com. This process will be ongoing throughout the 2017-2018 school year to ensure the program's efficacy in many different settings. If you believe that the joy of playing a musical instrument should be accessible to everyone, please help us turn this dream into a reality.