A Message From Our Founder

Musicians and music educators who have attended my conference presentations and exhibitions, invited me to present at their educational summit, interviewed me on their podcast and beta-tested our service in their K-12 music programs have requested access to Practicing Musician for their students during the coronavirus pandemic. In response, I’ve launched a completely free demo of Practicing Musician before our planned launch date.

Practicing Musician will allow year 1 band and orchestral students to continue learning during school closures.  Our world-class instrumental music lessons follow the same outline as Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, and other major method books.

Our service has also proven to be a self-regulated learning tool for people between the ages of 8-70 at home, so don’t hesitate to share this free opportunity with your friends and family. Our entire nation can benefit from being more creative during this time of exhausting fear and stress.

Visit our WEBINAR SCHEDULE to find out when we are offering zoom video conference webinars that will teach you how to use the site. I will personally host each webinar.

If you, your students, or users at home do not have an instrument, we will ship a rental directly to your door for an affordable monthly price. You must create a Practicing Musician account before renting an instrument via the link below.



Please note, we are currently working out an agreement to license assessment software called Match My Sound. We will implement the software into our listener application as soon as we raise money via our upcoming Indiegogo campaign.  To learn more about the campaign, click HERE. We would be greatly appreciative if you share the campaign page with all music educators, parents, and other people interested in creating the opportunity for everyone to access world-class music education!

In addition, we will open up a second round of beta-testing after implementing Match My Sound. To get on the waitlist, click HERE.

If you have questions or want to suggest a feature for our team to develop, please email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

To me, music is magic. It is my dream to provide music education to every single person. With Practicing Musician, this dream can become reality. I thank every single one of you for teaching or learning an instrument. You make the world a better place.

Stay safe and keep being creative during this time of social distancing,

Jake Douglass

Founder and CEO – Practicing Musician