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About

SOMO is growing and we need your help!!!

School of Music Online (SOMO) is exactly what it says on the tin! An online music school, we here at SOMO are dedicated to supplying students with quality music education so their musical dreams can become a reality. Since our inception in 2007, we have grown rapidly and are ready to re-launch in July this year! The product we are presenting in July will be a first for online music education; an online webportal that will incorporating video lessons, online quizzes, and fun educational games, we hope to provide students with a similar, inclusive learning experience to those in physical schools across the globe.

We are seeking this funding to get a secure server so that more users can access the service at the same time and to prevent the website from overloading and crashing from high amounts of traffic. We are also seeking funding for adobe suite packages for our graphic designers and marketing funds go get the word out there about our wonderful product!

During this campaign, we will release free lessons every day and a featured game to show you exactly what we do! All of our teachers are experienced, qualified musicians with a love for education – providing exceptional quality lessons for every student involved.

Click here to go to our Youtube channel to view the free lessons.

The experts behind SOMO include:

Dave Spicer: SOMO founder and one of its two directors, Dave has two Masters in Music (specializing in Jazz Piano and Vocal Pedagody and Performance) as well as a Cert IV in teaching and training. Dave has a wealth of experience at his fingertips – teaching students, playing in bands, and all-around having fun.

Josephine Jin: Working on the piano syllabus, Josephine is a pianist with a Bachelor of Music with Honours, Masters of Music, and an almost-completed Doctorate in the same field.

Rebecca Karlen: creating the violin syllabus, Rebecca has studied Violin Performance at the University of Queensland, also once having studied music in her home city of Stockholm, Sweden. Rebecca has 12 years of experience working as a violin-teacher and violinist in Stockholm and Australia. She currently teaches violin and works as a musician here in Brisbane, as a member of various orchestras and ensembles.

Samir Bhana: The second director of SOMO, Samir has a Diploma in Network Administration, TOGAF 9.1 Enterprise Architecture, RG 146 - Financial Planning, Facilitation Skills Training and a Bach e-Business Majoring in Communications. Samir has worked in the corporate world for almost 15 years, bringing invaluable Enterprise Architect experience to SOMO.

Raj Singh: Running the web development side of the company, Raj has a Diploma in IT Software Development, Cert IV in IT networking, Cert IV in IT Programming, and a Certificate II in Security Operations. Currently in the last stage of completing a Bachelor of Software Engineering, Raj is working on making our website accessible, enjoyable, and all around aesthetically pleasing.

Nic Musumeci and Ciaran Kerr: Running the Marketing at SOMO, Nic has a Bachelor in Mass Communication and is at the begining of his career in marketing. Ciaran is currently studying an Arts/Communications degree and brings a vast amount of social media experience and creativity to the team.

So come with us on this journey to help kids’ make their musical dreams become a reality! Gone is the day that learning an instrument is a distant, expensive fantasy. We can provide full, official grading equivalents for a small monthly fee. While we are beginning with piano and violin for early learning, we are hoping to expand to more instruments and ages! Soon, everyone will find something at SOMO to start him or her on his or her musical journey – for a fraction of the fee of other music education options!

Risks and challenges

Challenge 1. The creation of the Ebook could be delayed if the illustrator falls sick or is unable to continue in any way.

Solution: Would be to source a new illustrator as quickly as possible and delay the launch of the ebook by as short amount of time as is possible.

Challenge 2. Production problems could be encountered when implementing the avatars which might slow down the delivery date of this.

Solution: To fix the offending problem as is necessary and deiliver this as soon as is possible.

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    The satisfaction of knowing you are helping a student make sweet, sweet music. Who knows – you might even help train the next Mozart!

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    You will receive a SOMO eBook. This eBook will contain 45 songs with teacher accompaniments. Fully illustrated and aimed at beginners – this eBook can be read alone or alongside our lessons!

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    The SOMO eBook AND your name included in a special thank-you page in the eBook.

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    EVERYTHING previously mentioned as well as one year’s free subscription to the SOMO online course (launching in July).

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    EVERYTHING mentioned before and the opportunity to have a featured testimonial in advertisements, website and other marketing tools used by SOMO. This can be in written or video form (because we here at SOMO will love to see all of your beautiful faces).

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    You will receive a 30 minute online lesson with one of our specialist teachers in piano via Skype. You will also receive the SOMO eBook and a one-year subscription to the online course.

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    You will receive a 30 minute online lesson with one of our specialist teachers in violin via Skype. You will also receive the SOMO eBook and a one-year subscription to the online course.

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    SOMO’s graphic designers will create an avatar of yourself or your choice for the online course that you will be able to use on our site. This avatar will be then be made available for others to use as well (it’s essentially like adding your own character to our platform). You will also receive the SOMO eBook and a year’s subscription.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $926

    Our official Sponsor level – SOMO will use its high quality production equipment to create a product review and walkthrough for your business’s product of up to 5 minutes for your commercial use. You will also receive the SOMO eBook and one years free subscription.

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