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Piano Wizard brings trusted music video game system to iOS, providing effective and affordable music education to millions

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THANK YOU! Music Wizard's Kickstarter is successfully funded, (YEAH!) (This project will be end and be funding on Saturday Sep 21, 1:45am MDT)  but we will still honor the prizes for the Kickstarter listed rewards for contributions toward our Stretch Goal via Paypal (Paypal@MusicWizard.com) until midnight MST September 30, 2013. Should we reach $32,000 total funding ($7000 more to go at this time) through this, it will allow CoreMIDI and Keyboard compatibility for the apps, otherwise we will have to wait for other funding or another Kickstarter campaign to follow. You can email us at Chris@MusicWizard.com and visit our website at www.PianoWizardAcademy.com Our backers will receive a survey from us via Kickstarter shortly after the close of the campaign for contact info, shipping addresses, download links, app codes etc. for fulfillment of the rewards and updates. We will also be updating Paypal contributors as they come in after the campaign on Kickstarter ends as to info Kickstarter backers get, including a survey. Thank you for your warm support, for believing in us and our vision, and we look forward to helping your musical dreams come true.

Thanks

The Music Wizard Team


YEAH! Our first milestone has been achieved! And here is (drum roll)

Keyboard integration!
Keyboard integration!

First Stretch Goal of $32,000 will allow CoreMIDI and Keyboard compatibility


The Promise of our Kickstarter Campaign


The Piano Wizard Academy system has already transformed thousands of lives of children and adults for years, won dozens of rave reviews, awards and heartfelt grateful testimonials (below).

The new Piano Wizard iOS applications will now allow millions more to easily enjoy the benefits of playing music in a quick and affordable way, starting with YOU. You can get great music rewards and bring the joy of playing music into your life and your family's life by pledging and pre-purchasing these great products today on the right.

The Problem

Cutbacks on educational music programs, confusing musical notation, burdensome time and expense of private lessons and materials, and boredom and frustration of practicing are all contributing factors to fewer and fewer children learning how to play instruments. Interactive video games consume their time and attention, but are largely violent, mind numbing or both.

The Piano Wizard Academy Solution

By supporting a VERY budget-friendly, fun, effective system proven to produce results, our iOS apps will help reach students who typically would never have the opportunity to learn how to play the piano or any other musical instrument, much less read and play with proficiency.

Our Proof?

To understand better the full story of Jed, as well as the inner workings of the game system, and a sneak peek at our next stage of development, please view the full story video below. It is a very exciting and moving true story, with implications for all because of the recent scientific studies on the brain and music's effects on it.

Our promise. You (even you!) can play real music on real instruments, in minutes. We guarantee it.

Most importantly, with your help, we can finish the iPad and iPhone versions to reach many more children and not only get them started on learning music, but give them a clear path to a life of real musicianship.

Our Secret? Our approach mimics the way people learn their native language, first by speaking (playing), then reading (notation) and then grammar (theory). Virtually any one can enjoy learning the language and basic elements of music through games in a fraction of the time and expense of traditional lessons with Piano Wizard. Yet the game bridges them to reading sheet music fluently at the piano in a natural game like progression that makes practicing fun. Fun practice is the key to mastery, and our awards, reviews and testimonials prove we can deliver just that.

Why learn how to play the piano?

Playing the piano, besides the sheer joy, and deep satisfaction, has significant, scientifically proven neurological benefits. Examples of these dramatic benefits include:

·Actual physical and mental increases your brain’s memory capacity

·Dramatic (as much as 30-40%) improvements in math, reading and comprehension skills

·Coordinated multitasking of playing piano refines your time management and organizational skills on a primary level

·Affects both sides of the brain, especially coordination of left and right hemispheres because of the high density of nerves in the hands.

·Sharpens concentration, attention to detail and discipline to stick with a task or song.

·Better SAT scores, higher admissions to Med school, better social skills, self esteem and more.

In the past decade, advanced research and studies about "neuroplasticity" prove that the brain can continue to form new connections, new neurons, even grow new brain cells at any stage of life or development, with the proper stimulus. This research indicates that learning to play piano may be key to children's fullest mental, emotional and scholastic development. (There is a great summary of the latest music/brain articles in the links at the end of the text below.)

With your help, as a "Patron of Music", we can bring that impact to millions more via the iOS platform, at a fraction of the cost of our PC and Mac program, and save you thousands of dollars over traditional piano lessons, with no nagging.

What Makes Piano Wizard So Unique?

The Piano Wizard Academy approach emulates the process of learning one's native language in a simple five-step system that transitions the player from simple hand eye coordination and instant music making, to subtle transitions to music notation, fingering, note names, and more. The unique system teaches basic "elements" of music through "gamefication", in a way that allows students to play, read and create real music in a fraction of the time and expense of traditional lessons, while having fun.

Sound too good to be true? We get that a lot. Many people felt that, here are real people playing and reacting to the game, none of their reactions were scripted, in fact we through the script out because their words were so much better, and real. 

Awards

Check out what people are saying . . .
Check out what people are saying . . .
And the customer testimonials are even better . . .
And the customer testimonials are even better . . .

Piano Wizard has received countless accolades and awards for its transformation of musical education, however, the most powerful and inspiring success is Jed’s story. Jed was born with severe mental challenges, leaving him unable to reach basic development milestones.  He did not even learn to walk until he was four, and at age seven, Jed could not even ask for a glass of water. His family was watching over him around the clock since his condition left him unable to do simple tasks for himself. However, with a basic recognition of colors, he somehow took to our Piano Wizard game and through that was able to not only learn how to play the piano, but has shown significant improvement in comprehension and language, including the ability to do basic math, solve puzzles, and converse. Jed shows significant process since learning to play the piano through Piano Wizard and is now enrolled in school, with high hopes for the future. Learning to play the piano profoundly affected Jed’s life and it is stories like his that have inspired the Piano Wizard team to bring their music learning system to the world. 

Where Piano Wizard is Headed

Music Wizard’s goal is to bring the award-winning Piano Wizard Academy into the hands of everyone. Help us bring Piano Wizard to iOS devices and provide students of all ages with the necessary tools to dramatically lower the cost and decrease the time needed to learn how to play an instrument.

Touch screen devices are being used even by the very young, toddlers whose brains are in an impressionable phase of growth as they acquire language. Music can become one of their "native languages". By reaching a larger audience, especially in the critical language acquisition phase of 2-7 years old, music can dramatically enhance their brain power for life according to numerous music brain studies. Imagine the ripple of impact you could have, kickstarting the minds of millions of children, through simple, fun games that teach the underlying language of music.

We’re on the cusp of a breakthrough, leveraging years of research and development to bring real music education to the palms of millions worldwide. Having successfully developed various game engines for multiple platforms and operating systems, our next step is to finalize the mobile touchscreen development and release the application to the iOS market. We need your help to finalize development of the app platform for Music Wizard and begin a musical revolution.

Who Are We?

Piano Wizard Academy creator, Chris Salter, holds degrees in both music and linguistics and has done research on how they overlap, especially how we learn. He played a game to improve his typing skills and was inspired to combine the ease of learning through video games with his passion for music. Chris partnered with Don and Delayna Beattie, acclaimed musicians, authors and teachers, to create Piano Wizard Academy curriculum and lessons. What started as a piano boot camp was then recorded and transformed into an instructional video series, which evolved over time to become the Piano Wizard Academy system we know today. Music Wizard's goal is to bring the award-winning classic Piano Wizard Academy to widly used touchscreen platforms. These simple, accessible games are designed to teach the "elements" of music through play, yet allow users to naturally grow into real musicianship, reading notation and all the way to music theory if they wish, with unlimited song content and a lifetime of joy.

Our Invitation To You:

Be among our first delighted supporters for these new iPhone and iPad platforms and games, get valuable, perhaps life changing rewards as our Music Patrons, saving you thousands of dollars in pianos and lessons, and helping us reach millions more kids, of all ages!

One of our customers put the gift of music in perspective for us. She said, "Being able to play music is like having a lifelong friend." We couldn't agree more.

We hope you will join us and help ensure that our global dream of changing the world, one child's heart and mind at a time.

Chris and Eliana Salter
and the whole Music Wizard team.

Resources for Further Music/Brain Research, Founder's Vision, and more details on your Music Rewards for pledging to our project.

Music has a "metaplastic" affect on the brain, enhancing many other abilities beyond music.
Music has a "metaplastic" affect on the brain, enhancing many other abilities beyond music.

Babies' Brains Benefit from Music Lessons, Even Before They Can Walk and Talk

Music Underlies Language Acquisition, Theorists Propose

"A Little Music Training Goes a Long Way: Practicing Music for Only Few Years in Childhood Helps Improve Adult Brain"

Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better In School

Listening to Music Lights Up the Whole Brain

"Benefits of Music Education"

"The Power of Music: Enriching Cognitive, Physical and Emotional Health in Seniors"

Dementia Patients Frequently Make Gains in Cognitive Function After Music Therapy.

"Music Training and Neuroplasticity"

Some cool game screen shots from our full PC and Mac versions and our iPad prototypes, as well as more videos from our founders.

Our 5 steps to musicianship.
Our 5 steps to musicianship.
Our PC and Mac versions allow you to import virtually any song in MIDI format, millions of these are online!
Our PC and Mac versions allow you to import virtually any song in MIDI format, millions of these are online!
Then you can choose which track (melody, bass, piano etc.) of that piece to learn, and change the arrangement to suit your ears.
Then you can choose which track (melody, bass, piano etc.) of that piece to learn, and change the arrangement to suit your ears.
For quick deep learning, add finger numbers to the game objects, or note names, to sing along.
For quick deep learning, add finger numbers to the game objects, or note names, to sing along.

These are some of the rich deep features we intend to port to the iPhone and iPad versions where suitable, with your help.

Here is a sample screen shot for level 1 of the iPad game, with game objects swimming to the virtual keyboard on top, and the bottom one to play on.
Here is a sample screen shot for level 1 of the iPad game, with game objects swimming to the virtual keyboard on top, and the bottom one to play on.
As the target virtual keyboard rotates, the kids see how music notation orientates pitch vertically, and how the piano relates to that.
As the target virtual keyboard rotates, the kids see how music notation orientates pitch vertically, and how the piano relates to that.
Changing the game objects to color coded notes moves them closer to reading the music notation, with fingerings and note labels, then no color, no numbers, and no note names. Happens in minutes, naturally!
Changing the game objects to color coded notes moves them closer to reading the music notation, with fingerings and note labels, then no color, no numbers, and no note names. Happens in minutes, naturally!

Music Professors Don and Delayna Beattie creating and testing the Piano Wizard Academy curriculum and teaching program in 2006

Founder Chris Salter Shares His Roots and Vision for Music Wizard.

Music Rewards Details For Your Pledge

Since we are an established company with many cool versions of our products, we have a wide range of great musical gifts to share with you, above and beyond the iPhone and iPad versions you will help build with your support!

Music Patronage is important. Imagine if Bach, Beethoven or Tchaikovsky had had to quit composing and deliver pizzas or lay bricks to survive? No Brandenburg Concertos, no Ninth Symphony, no Nutcracker Suite. When you look at the fragile role of music patronage in their lives, it could easily have happened. Even Mozart suffered terribly to find good patrons. Without music patronage, more that HALF of all of the greatest music we know and love would never have been written!  Music patrons changed history, leaving a priceless legacy. You can continue that noble tradition of supporting the arts.

By pledging to our campaign, you will be helping create (starting with yourself!) the next wave of new musicians and composers on a potentially MASSIVE, GLOBAL scale. . . for generations! How cool is that?

Music Patron Reward Levels (Click to See More Details)

$1 Pledge= Loyal Fan Level Reward (NOTE: Sold Out, Discontinued)
$1 Pledge= Loyal Fan Level Reward (NOTE: Sold Out, Discontinued)
$5 Pledge Esquire or Lady Level EARLY BIRD SPECIAL,  LIMIT 100
$5 Pledge Esquire or Lady Level EARLY BIRD SPECIAL, LIMIT 100
$10 Pledge - Knight or Dame Level Reward - Limit 500
$10 Pledge - Knight or Dame Level Reward - Limit 500
$25 Pledge Abbot or Abbess Level Reward - Limit 200
$25 Pledge Abbot or Abbess Level Reward - Limit 200
$50 Pledge - Merchant or Philanthropist Level Reward
$50 Pledge - Merchant or Philanthropist Level Reward
SOLD OUT! $100 Pledge - Baron or Baroness Level Reward - Limit 20
SOLD OUT! $100 Pledge - Baron or Baroness Level Reward - Limit 20
$100 Pledge - Baron or Baroness Level Reward - Limit 40
$100 Pledge - Baron or Baroness Level Reward - Limit 40
$400 Pledge - Count or Countess Level Reward
$400 Pledge - Count or Countess Level Reward
$2000 Pledge - ArchDuke or ArchDuchess Level Reward Limit 10
$2000 Pledge - ArchDuke or ArchDuchess Level Reward Limit 10
$5000 Pledge - King or Queen Level Reward - Limit 4
$5000 Pledge - King or Queen Level Reward - Limit 4
$10, 000 Pledge - Emperor or Empress Level Reward - Limit 4
$10, 000 Pledge - Emperor or Empress Level Reward - Limit 4

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

We do not anticipate or expect any issues delivering the rewards since our higher end products have been shipping and in use for years. However, we are aware and understand the potential risks in any creative venture. We need to finalize the iOS application to our specifications and standards, which can encounter slight delays outside of our control.
We’ve intentionally limited our project’s scope to achieving realistic results with minimal risks, since the research and development is already complete. Additionally, our game theory is proven, the application platforms are solid and our prototypes are successfully working. We simply need to finalize the builds and submit the Piano Wizard iOS application.
Our developers have nearly 20 years of experience building games on multiple platforms, and we’ve precisely mapped out the strategy to release Piano Wizard to the App Store. The Music Wizard Academy has additional projects to share with you, so we’ve taken every measure to ensure this first mobile video game will lead the way for many developments to come.
We hope you will join us and help ensure our success.

Thanks

Chris and Eliana Salter
and the Music Wizard team.

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FAQ

  • The upper level rewards are bargain packages of our award winning software that teaches real music on real instruments, and so they require a standard MIDI compatible digital keyboard such as Casio, Yamaha, Roland, M-Audio etc.

    We recommend the M-Audio 49 key or similar MIDI controllers because they are lightweight, therefore easy to move in front of or away from the computer, USB powered, so no additional power source required, (can even be run off the battery of the laptop), and professional 4 octave size lets you learn 80% of all pop songs and classical pieces up to the Romantic era without a problem. A great training keyboard.

    You may use your own compatible keyboards or purchase recommended keyboards from our partners that are compatible, reliable and affordable. They can be ordered separately at

    Amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Keystudio-49-key-Controller-Keyboard/dp/B00125OD9Q

    or SweetWater,

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KeyStES2-49…

    or call Jon Gillespie direct at Sweetwater (mention my name, no discount, but tell him hey! ) at 260-432-8176 for $99 M-Audio 49 key units with free shipping in US. These keyboards come with USB to USB cables. (Third party purchase of keyboards will not count toward any reward levels.)

    Many people already have an out of use personal digital keyboard that will work with the game. They take two types of cables, a regular USB to USB printer type cable, (most common, and you can get at Best Buy or any electronics store) or if they are older or professional level, they may require a USB to MIDI cable. We allow you to purchase these same USB to MIDI cables as an Add-on at a very discounted price of $20. They usually run about $40 to $50 but we have some surplus and will sell them to you at about half price.

    The washable, removable color coded stickers ship automatically with any PC/Mac software version for use with whatever keyboard you have or acquire.

    Hope that helps!

    Thanks

    Chris

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  • Short answer is yes, but its complicated. When? Not yet known. Our funding goals are much bigger than our minimum, but we need to stage things responsibly and not commit to 2nd stage development until appropriate.

    We have some great stretch goals in mind once we hit our minimum, and porting to Android is one. Why not? It doubles your base of users. That said, the porting of the iOS versions to the Android platform is best done when you have really perfected the iOS version, as the Android platform has many more hardware configurations to deal with, and can be more complex, and thus released or at least optimized in stages, even groups of devices. So our best budget is really only knowable once we have a full feature set on the iOS. Make sense? We can guesstimate, but we don't like to. Plus we have another 6 iOS "Elements of Music" we would like to roll out as stretch goals, and we want the apps to talk to each other, making the Android version wait again until a complete design spec and working apps are in place. That is our current prudent responsible plan and sequence. Overfunding helps make that happen faster. Sooner or later we will move to the Android, but perhaps not in this development cycle for the above reasons. Keep checking, perhaps as funding progresses and people express their preferences this can be included sooner.

    Hope that helps!

    Thanks

    Chris

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * * * * LOYAL FAN * * * * * * * * *

    Our Thanks by Name To You on Website as Kickstarter Backer and Music Patron (Priceless!)

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * * * * ESQUIRE or LADY * * * * * * *

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be the first to download our full album app of 30 songs ($9.99 Value) PLUS Our Thanks by Name To You on Website (Priceless!)

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    Includes iPhone and iPad App 30 song Version PLUS PDFs of 20 songs from Academy Books 1 & 2 PLUS! Gold Access to Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus (Free video music lessons, articles, and tips to deepen your fascination with music) PLUS Our Thanks by Name To You on Website (Priceless!) (a $30 overall value)

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    Three licenses of Piano Wizard’s iOS app with 30-song package and 3 licenses for printable PDF copies of Piano Wizard’s Academy instructional books 1 & 2, and 3 licenses to Gold Membership to Piano Wizard Virtual Academy, PLUS Our Thanks by Name To You on Website (Priceless!) (a $90 overall value)

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    Full 100 song Classic Piano Wizard 1.0 EASY MODE for PC and Mac. ($49.99 value) All the Abbot or Abbess Level Rewards Above (=>$140 overall value)

    NOTE: All PC/Mac versions of rewards require MIDI compatible keyboards, which are NOT INCLUDED. See detailed links under the FAQs on the left for easy affordable third party keyboard options or how to use your own digital keyboard with the game.

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * * * * BARON/BARONESS * * * * * * Join the Nobility! Get a custom Music Wizard Coat of Arms downloadable diploma with your name to hang on your wall as a valued Music Patron

    Download 1 license of the Piano Wizard iOS app with a 30-song package, AND receive a limited edition PC/Mac "Kickstarter 20 Lesson" version of Piano Wizard Academy (a $200 value) with more than 200 songs total, (EASY MODE included) unlimited song import, 5 DVDs with more than 20 video lessons, printed Music Wizard Academy Books 1 & 2, containing sheet music to complete all 5 levels. (a $300 overall value)

    * * * * * * * GOLDEN BONUS! * * * * * * * With a total pledge of $100 or more, we will share with you a special, Tutorial Post-Funding Report of how to create your own winning Kickstarter campaign for YOUR ideas. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic tidbits that will help your own Kickstarter project succeed faster and with more impact.

    NOTE: All PC/Mac versions of rewards require MIDI compatible keyboards, which are NOT INCLUDED on this reward level.

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2013 (=>$300 overall value)

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * * * * BARON/BARONESS * * * * * * Join the Nobility! Get a custom Music Wizard Coat of Arms downloadable diploma with your name to hang on your wall as a valued Music Patron

    Do your Christmas shopping now for the family! Three licenses of Piano Wizard’s iOS app with 30-song package, 3 licenses for printable PDF copies of Piano Wizard’s Academy instructional books 1 & 2, another 3 licenses of the PC/Mac Holiday Version and 3 licenses to Gold Membership to Piano Wizard Virtual Academy, AND receive full PREMIER version of Piano Wizard (a $100 value) with more than 200 songs total, (EASY MODE included) unlimited song import

    * * * * * * * GOLDEN BONUS! * * * * * * * With a total pledge of $100 or more, we will share with you a special, Tutorial Post-Funding Report of how to create your own winning Kickstarter campaign for YOUR ideas. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic tidbits that will help your own Kickstarter project succeed faster and with more impact.

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    (Limit of only 10 available) Refurbished and game tested M-Audio KeyRig 49 key USB DIGITAL KEYBOARD with cable and 60 day GUARANTEE ($80 value)

    Join the Nobility! Get a custom Music Wizard Coat of Arms downloadable diploma with your name to hang on your wall as a valued Music Patron

    Download 1 license of the Piano Wizard iOS app with a 30-song package, PLUS 1 license of the PC/Mac Piano Wizard Holiday Song version, AND receive a special, limited edition PC/Mac "Kickstarter 20 Lesson" version of Piano Wizard Academy (a $200 value) with more than 200 songs total, (EASY MODE included) unlimited song import, 5 DVDs with more than 20 video lessons, printed Music Wizard Academy Books 1 & 2, containing sheet music to complete all 5 levels.

    * * * * * * * GOLDEN BONUS! * * * * * * * With a total pledge of $100 or more, we will share with you a special, Tutorial Post-Funding Report of how to create your own winning Kickstarter campaign for YOUR ideas. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic tidbits that will help your own Kickstarter project succeed faster and with more impact.

    NOTE: Refurbished MIDI keyboard is INCLUDED ON THIS LEVEL ONLY. These PC and Mac level Rewards and Add-ons will be delivered physically and digitally.

    (a $360 overall value)

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * COUNT/ COUNTESSS * * * * Full Piano Wizard Academy 2.0 equivalent to 2 years children's curriculum, (11 DVDs with more than 50 virtual lessons) also includes printed Academy books 1-5 of the sheet music to complete all 5 levels, with more than 300 songs and unlimited song import to enjoy on your own keyboard. You’ll also receive an official Piano Wizard Tee Shirt and Pin (a $600 overall value)

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * * * PRINCE or PRINCESS * * * * Includes 3 Full Piano Wizard Academy Units, for your extended family and friends, 3 limited edition Holiday Song licenses, 3 Piano Wizard iOS app downloads with 30-song packages and an official Piano Wizard tee shirt and pin PLUS! 1 year membership in online MIDI site with over 10,000 FREE compatible music files including the last 1000 years of music in MIDI format. (Priceless!)
    PLUS! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BONUS PLUS (Limit 20) Custom Designed One of a Kind Prince or Princess Tee Shirt with Your Musical Coat of Arms showing you as an Associate Producer Kickstarter Backer (Priceless!)

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    * * * * Music Patron Reward Level * * * * * * ARCHDUKE or ARCHDUCHESS * * Includes all PRINCE or PRINCESS REWARDS above, including GOLDEN BONUS REPORT, EXCEPT Get Piano Wizard Academy Home School 6 Pack of Full Academy Units, ($3000 value) for your extended family and friends,

    PLUS! 6 Holiday Song Set Version ($149.99 value)

    PLUS! 6 iPhone and iPad 30 song version from App store ($59.99 value) (Includes 20 songs from Academy Books 1 & 2)

    PLUS! 1 year membership in online MIDI site with over 10,000 FREE compatible music files including the last 1000 years of music in MIDI format. (Priceless!)

    PLUS! EARLY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BONUS (Limit 20) Archduke or Archduchess YourNameHere. Our Thanks and Acknowledgment by Name on CREDITS inside the GAME as Associate Producer Kickstarter Backer and Music Patron

    PLUS! EARLY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BONUS PLUS (Limit 20) Custom Designed One of a Kind Archduke or Archduchess Tee Shirt with Your Musical Coat of Arms showing you as an Associate Producer Kickstarter Backer (Priceless!)

    PLUS! EARLY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limit 10) 2 personal or professional phone calls or skype with founders! Schedule a call and ask us anything you like, about business, crowdfunding, game design, music or whatever you are curious about! We will answer any questions we can, if you are stuck, perhaps our contacts can help!

    NOTE: MIDI KEYBOARD NOT INCLUDED. These PC and Mac level Rewards and Add-ons will be delivered physically, and color coded stickers and keyboard and game set-up instructions will be included for use with whatever keyboard options you choose.)
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    PLUS! 10 Holiday Song Set Version ($249.99 value)

    PLUS! 10 iPhone and iPad 30 song version from App store ($99.99 value) (Includes 20 songs from Academy Books 1 & 2)

    PLUS! 1 year membership in online MIDI site with over 10,000 FREE compatible music files including the last 1000 years of music in MIDI format. (Priceless!)

    PLUS! SPECIAL DESIGN BONUS---(Limit 4) Design a game object and get credit in game! Work with our designers to come up with a theme, game object, and transformation, and get credit as an Associate Designer in the game and online! Can be done remotely via Skype or in person (Travel and lodging not included.)

    PLUS! EARLY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BONUS (Limit 4) King or Queen YourNameHere. Our Thanks and Acknowledgment by Name on CREDITS inside the GAME as Associate Producer Kickstarter Backer and Music Patron

    PLUS! EARLY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PLUS (Limit 4) Custom Designed One of a Kind King or Queen Level Music Patron Embroidered Jacket with Your Musical Coat of Arms showing you as an Associate Producer Kickstarter Backer (Priceless!)

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    Receive 10 full Piano Wizard Academy units, along with 10 limited edition Holiday Song version licenses, and 10 Piano Wizard iOS app licenses with a 30-song package. Plus a SPECIAL PARTY BONUS (Limit 2) where you’ll join us for our launch party in Boulder CO! Come for the weekend and let us treat you as our dinner guests at the Highland City Club, Music at the St.Julian, afternoon picnic at the Boulder Farmer's Market near Boulder Creek and an official launch party! (Transportation and lodging not included.)

    Given your generous contribution, we are assuming you have a deep love and fascination for music and games, so we would like you to join our team with 1 Year Music Wizard Academy Advisory Board Membership, including quarterly meetings to discuss new product designs. (Will need to sign non-disclosure for some aspects.) You can help brainstorm new school initiatives, non-profit research and work in children in need

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Funding period

- (40 days)