Dear Noteful community,
It’s hard to believe that 2021 is coming to a close. It has been a whirlwind year and I want to thank each of you for your interest and enthusiasm in the Noteful project. It was just over one year ago–while isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic–that I had the idea to create a free and fun “Duolingo-esque” app for learning music theory. Having music as an integral part of our household during the lockdown meant so much to our family, and it occurred to me that people who were able to enjoy music-making had an easier time with the new normal that we suddenly found ourselves in. Noteful’s mission remains to bring quality music education and the magic of music to everyone! We believe that through our free app, in addition to educational outreach programs, we can provide new, fun, and engaging opportunities for a wide array of music enthusiasts and students, as well as great tools for music educators.
My first ideas for the app were sketched out in a green wide-ruled composition notebook which I toted around with me in order to brainstorm on the fly. A little over a year later, we are now a team of five spread across the US, so paper notebooks don’t quite cut it anymore. But I’m getting ahead of myself!
Here’s our year in review:
April to June 2021
It’s pretty remarkable to look back and see how much has transpired in this relatively short amount of time. I’m grateful every day for this amazing team that is working with me and shares my vision for what we can accomplish. (Meet the whole gang here!) Our team members span the entire US geographically, so we end up working and connecting with each other at odd hours to avoid conflicts with the time difference and full time job schedules, but we have been thriving nonetheless. We will have an app demo to share with you very soon, and we have other exciting developments in the pipeline which I hope to be able to share and celebrate in the next newsletter. If you have friends and family who would be interested in our project, please direct them to our social media platforms, and to the signup form for our newsletter and our beta tester team. (We will need beta testers that are experienced musicians as well as complete novices–and all the space in between–so really anyone who is interested is eligible. Get in here!) We are also actively seeking a team member with marketing expertise. The value of your help in spreading the word about our project cannot be overstated and our whole team thanks you in advance!
The past few years have been challenging for humans in every way imaginable. With Noteful, we hope to bring the comfort, joy, and inspiration of music making into more homes and lives in 2022.
Be Noteful, every day!
Noteful CEO and Co-founder