Inspired by the Italian word for “all,” the Tutti Music Player provides everyone with the opportunity to practice their music with masters and share content with friends through the interactive software launched last week. Founders of Tutti Dynamics, the company responsible for the development of the Player, Darren Hoffman and Kristen McEntyre, wanted to provide top quality content and tools for all levels of practicing musicians at an affordable price.
“New Orleans is home to many of the greatest musicians alive today. I was fortunate enough to relocate here and study with several of these masters and quickly realized that when it comes to developing musical skill, there is no substitute for experiencing greatness first hand,” Hoffman said. “We started Tutti Dynamics to give people access to the teaching and techniques of master artists regardless of their geography or socioeconomic class.”
The software records master musicians’ performances that can then be purchased for use on the iPad along with an educational toolbox that allows audio mixing, video angle selection, looping, scrollable sheet music, and intuitive navigation. The Tutti Music Player is available for classroom or individual use. With a solid mix of quality content and technology, Hoffman and McEntyre have introduced the Player to more than 250 schools who are now using the platform.
A few of the masters who have recorded with Tutti include: Wynton Marsalis, Treme Brass Band, Ryan Kisor, Victor Goines, and Ted Nash. Tutti’s Essential Grooves collection is featured in classrooms at Berklee College of Music and the Essentially Ellington collection was developed in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Tutti Dynamics was part of the Idea Village’s 2013 IDEAxcelerator class and participated in the Coulter Challenge IDEApitch on Friday afternoon along with three other companies that pitched in front of a panel of national VCs.
Practice with masters and share with friends at TuttiPlayer.com.
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