We’re launching a big new thing today! It’s called Soundslice Lessons — a marketplace for selling video courses using our awesome interactive music-education tools.
We already have five courses available. They’re fantastic.
- Swing chords and progressions for mandolin with jazz mando master Don Stiernberg.
- Insta soul groove guitar with Instagram sensation Todd Pritchard.
- Trombone 101 with YouTube sensation Christopher Bill.
- Reading for guitarists with Soundslice sensation Corey Richardson.
- Gypsy jazz chord voicings by yours truly.
Why Soundslice Lessons?
Since we started licensing our technology, we’ve met many independent musicians who are trying to make a living selling music lessons. Many of them struggle with all the barriers to entry — finding/installing a content-management system, hiring expensive developers/designers, credit-card processing, etc. — instead of focusing on their teaching.
With Soundslice Lessons, teachers don’t have to worry about any of that. We take care of all the technical details, the payment processing, the user accounts and the web hosting — saving teachers time and money.
Sure, you could post stuff on YouTube, but the economics there don’t make much sense. Sure, you could sell stuff on general-purpose lesson sites like Teachable and Udemy, but those sites are one-size-fits-all. Soundslice gives you tools, like synced notation, specifically made for music education.
How it works
Starting today, anybody with a Soundslice teacher account can create lessons and make them available for sale in our system. You set the pricing for your courses and pay $20/month to be included in our marketplace. We take a 30% cut of sales after credit-card fees. That’s it.
The cool thing about this is that it’s open to anybody. We fully expect a wild diversity of great lessons, for all sorts of instruments, teaching styles and price points. Can’t wait to see what people do with it.
Finally, as part of this, we’ve changed the way Soundslice teacher accounts work. Previously, there was a 15-day free trial, after which you had to start paying. Now, we’ve removed the time limit, and you can create up to 20 scores free. Our intention here is to let you create a course without needing to pay until it goes live.
If this sounds interesting to you, get started here. And please help us spread the word!