Testimonials

Comments on High Ceiling Music from Anonymous Violinist:

“In order to feel that kind of emotion with that level of music… you have to go through years and years of training. With stringless, you are able to access the transformative healing power of music while still learning muscle training. [After playing through Tchaikovsky], I was dunked into a river of strong, deep, electrifying pain and elation – I could feel the emotion. With stringless, you are ejected into the stratosphere and it can be overwhelming.”

From the Inventor:

I cry sometimes, when I play through Sibelius, Vieuxtemps, Bach, Vaughan Williams… there is such an intense feeling of accomplishment. And, when I played through the Elgar Cello Concerto, I cried quite hard, because I could literally feel the pain and beauty of the First World War. It’s really indescribable.

From a training perspective, stringless allows you to play through high-ceiling works, even if you’re not “good enough.” And, whether you like it or not, you’re getting better at the same time.

From a Stringless Student:

“Virtual play is fun.”

Author: Stringless Artist

By choice, I started studying music when I was in the 5th grade. Not by choice, I was assigned to play sax. Through high school, I exercised self-agency and learned to play the clarinet, flute, and cello. After playing the flute for only a year-and-a-half, I was accepted into the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati to study under one of the world's leading professors of the flute. Following Cincinnati, I pursued architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I won two international design competitions: Leading Edge and Walt Disney Imagineering. Before getting my Bachelor's degree in music, I also won the UNLV concerto competition on flute. Post graduation, I went on to work for a global architecture firm (Archurban) in mainland China, and back in the states, I wrote my first electronic music album ("P A X M A X"). Missing music performance, I decided to revisit the cello and acquired further training at the Nevada School of the Arts and the Multnomah Arts Center. Consequently, I played cello in the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. It was during this time that I invented a stringless platform for learning the violin. This event--without pause--was the most pivotal moment of my life! While in pursuit of patents, I developed conceptual designs for stringless electronic training aids and musical instruments (beyond structural training aids), or more specifically, real-time software synthesizers for advancing pedagogy and furthering artistic capabilities. Looking to make a professional fingerprint with my inventions, I took courses in "Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture" and "Teaching the Violin and Viola" respectively at Vanderbilt and Northwestern Universities (via Coursera). I also have had two "Stringless Technology" exhibits at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire, taught violin at the Boys and Girls Club, developed therapy applications through volunteer hospice and palliative care, and performed/appeared on the stringless violin at Make Music Denver, Apogaea, Sloan's Lake Rehab, and Denver Gay Pride. Most recently, I auditioned to be on TEDxMileHigh, am working on a new album ("Sons of Mozart"), and am working on an indestructible business plan (with SCORE Colorado) in the hopes that various iterations of stringless technology will be built, branded, and applied as a "force for good."

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