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Ken LewisBy Ken Lewis
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Ken LewisBy Ken Lewis
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$2,707
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About

MusicSchoolOnline.com offers affordable accessible music learning for everyone. If you or your children have always wanted to learn to sing or play an instrument for your own enjoyment, but felt that dream was unattainable, MusicSchoolOnline.com is for you. We are launching Music School Online (MSO) March 31st, 2015 with over 400 tutorials teaching voice, guitar, piano, drums, bass, plus extensive music theory and a fully animated MSO Kids site, all taught by session pro’s (like me) who have played for the top artists in the world.

Check out a sample video tutorial of Music School Online's Ken Lewis teaching how to play guitar to "Royals" by Lorde. Click on the image below to preview the music video lesson.

Check out a sample video tutorial of Music School Online's Ken Lewis teaching how to play guitar to "Royals" by Lorde.
Check out a sample video tutorial of Music School Online's Ken Lewis teaching how to play guitar to "Royals" by Lorde.

Music is my passion. I have no corporate funding or outside investors dictating the direction of this project, but I have a GREAT staff, and I’ve spent every liquid dollar I have building the best site I can. I am tapped out. I need the Kickstarter community to help me spread the word about MSO to the world and help create more music lessons, and your support will be rewarded in multiples!

MUSIC EDUCATION MATTERS!!!
I would not have the amazing career I have now without the music education I received in school growing up. I was shocked to learn that now more than 40 percent of secondary schools do not require any courses in the arts and 2.1 million students in Elementary and Secondary schools receive NO MUSIC EDUCATION! Music budgets are always the first ones to be cut despite all the proven benefits of music education. Schools are grooming an entire generation of robot-student test takers with virtually no exposure to the joy of learning music, and I am doing something significant about it. Please help!

MusicSchoolOnline.com offers music education for every level, from the comfort of your own home at an affordable price. Click here to check out a preview of MSO Kids, a music lesson for children.
MusicSchoolOnline.com offers music education for every level, from the comfort of your own home at an affordable price. Click here to check out a preview of MSO Kids, a music lesson for children.

Whether you want to become a serious musician, or just play for fun, we’ll teach you your favorite songs while learning skills that will improve your playing. From complete beginners to seasoned players, MSO has something for you.

MUSIC SCHOOL ONLINE OFFERS:

  • Video Tutorials that teach you a skill while learning a popular song utilizing that skill

  • Instructors that all have major credits playing for current artists

  • Ability to learn a song on your first lesson!

  • Very affordable and accessible ($9.99 / $14.99 / $19.99) subscriptions

  • Site coded for your phone, tablet and web browser. Track your success

  • 66 Music Theory Lessons give you the basics or a complete theory education

  • Opportunity to learn in the privacy of your own home at your own pace

  • Complete MSO Kids section with short, animated video music lessons to make learning music fun and interesting for young music lovers (with frequent new episodes to keep your kids entertained and educated)

  • Excellent screen graphics to help you learn finger positions, chords, rhythm, etc.

  • A passionate staff of music people who want to share our love of music with you

Check out MSO Kids "The Musical Staff" Episode: click on the image or link below.

Check out MSO Kids "The Musical Staff" Episode
Check out MSO Kids "The Musical Staff" Episode

 http://musicschoolonline.com/tutorial_preview/TheMusicalStaff/ 

CONNECT!
For this Kickstarter campaign, I’m trying to build an advertising budget to get the word out, as well as constantly create new content for the site with a goal of 1,000 Lessons by next year. We also need to upgrade our animation capabilities and launch a Spanish language version of MusicSchoolOnline. Your pledge is greatly appreciated with some very nice rewards! But much more important than any pledge is word of mouth. We’ve built something great, please tell others and spread the good word!!!! 

If you are unable to donate, we understand! Please share this story on your social media accounts, so that others may have the opportunity to donate or share the story of MusicSchoolOnline.com.

MEET THE MSO TEAM!!!

Lori Lewis, Dylan Wissing, Matt Teitleman, Alvin Fields, Karin Werner, Antar Goodwin, Hector Nunez, Alfie Magliano, JJ Reichert and Starr Ackerman


Our instructors are a badass group of serious multi-platinum musicians dedicated to passing their knowledge along to the next wave of aspiring music lovers. Our instructors have played for and performed with Kanye West, Ella Fitzgerald, Glee, Alicia Keys, Sting, Ariana Grande, Drake, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Usher, J Cole, FUN., Lana Del Rey, Diana Ross, Eminem, Lenny Kravitz, Roger Daltry, Mark Ronson and many, many more top artists. Now we are teaching YOU in a very real world easy to understand way. No sight-reading jazz standards, no struggling through boring songs that don’t interest you. Learn easily from the best and most experienced players! And our behind the scenes people – also all music people – are masters at coding, video editing, graphics, green screen, animation, PR and more. 

I’d like to personally thank everyone who’s still reading at the bottom of this page. Clearly this interests you. If you’ve pledged, I cannot thank you enough. If you haven’t pledged, obviously you have a love of music, so check out the site when it’s launched and tell your friends! Word of mouth is everything to this small upstart trying to do big things!

Sincerely,
Ken Lewis

www.MusicSchoolOnline.com 

Risks and challenges

The risks of launching Music School Online are that some big corporation with a ton of money and no soul will build a competing site and push MSO out of the market place. I believe our vision of real world music education brought to you directly by talented musicians with no middle man is a new and fairly unique approach. Nobody teaches this many instruments, plus theory, voice, and Kids, at this level under one roof. That also brings the risk of trying to be too many things. I could have launched the site 6 months ago with 100 tutorials, but i wanted to build a GREAT site THEN launch. Well, it turns out that building a great site costs an unbelievable amount of money, far more than i anticipated investing. And i fully intend to re invest the vast majority of income from the site to continue making it the best place for music learning on the internet.
I have proven i can run a school, as www.AudioSchoolOnline.com has been running for 3 years, but is a much more narrow scope, while MSO is much larger undertaking, i feel like i've got the right team to do it correctly.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more and Learn for Life! Receive your lifetime membership to MSO, as well as, 10 more 1 year memberships to give to whomever you choose (or we’ll give them to underprivileged children in your name or anonymously). Plus we’ll create a lesson based on your song choice for the instrument you choose** and we’ll thank you or your company permanently in the liner notes! (This lesson was donated by...)

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