Kickstarter, the web service where people can seek funding for their ideas in tiny increments from anyone who will listen, has been picking up steam recently. We got a note from Rob (graduate of Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery instrument design program and ) and Sarah (certificated music teacher and the official music teacher for KYND (aka Theory Girl)) on Latona Ave just north of 50th that they’ve got a project they’re working on:
You just returned from one sweet Dave Matthews concert. You’ve seen that Jake Shimabukuro video. Bela Fleck has left you speechless. Phish- forget about it! No matter who your musical heroes. Whatever the reason, you’ve made up your mind: ‘I’m gonna learn to play’. Two possible scenarios unfold. One, you’re beaming walking in the front door sporting that new guitar, ukulele, or banjo. Oh Yeah! Two, you glance at that dusty thing in the corner of your living room. Hmmm you think to yourself. Am I gonna do it this time?
Now what can I do to learn this thing?
Increase your self confidence. Learning to play an instrument helps all people set goals and solve problems. Still, lots of people give up after starting. We think it’s two things: developing physical dexterity and memorizing your notes on the fretboard.
That is where KYNDecals come in. Our customizable note-learning decals will help you stick to music. Using digital print technology over the web, YOU can create tools to help tell your stories in music.
They’re trying to raise $7,000 to get their idea off the ground. If you think it’s an idea worthy of funding, check out their Kickstarter page.