Finding a Better Way

Does music seem like this...

... when you wish you could understand it like this?

Better yet, do you wish you could hear this written melody in your head or play it on a keyboard?

I am creating a new way of learning to read music, combining the visual (what it looks like) and the aural (what it sounds like) in a setting that combines the best of online delivery with personalized help. I want to start by talking with adults who want to read music (staff notation) and need a shortcut.

Here's a short video describing what I want to do.

Does This Describe You?

Are you part of a singing group but need to hear the music before you can sing along?

Are your children taking music lessons and you wish you knew more about what they’re learning so you can be a part of their journey?

Do you want to learn to play a new instrument, but not reading music is too much of a hurdle?

Are you curious about what music notation tries to communicate?

Do you want to feel more confident in looking at a new piece of music and having a sense of what it will be like?

If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, I want to understand your perspective so that we can create something that really works.

Send Me an Email

If you are willing to help me out by answering some questions about your struggle to read music, please send me an email at intriguing [at] whitenova [dot] com. I will send you a link to schedule a time when we can have a Zoom meeting. I am not selling anything--I am trying to understand and learn from you. It will take about 15 minutes of your time. Thank for your willingness to be part of this project.

    What is WhiteNova?

    To be curious is to wonder about the unknown. What is it? How does it work? Why is it that way? Can I do it, too?

    Curiosity leads to exploration, which leads to many new things. A life lived with curiosity is a rich life filled with meaning.

    As a business and creative outlet, WhiteNova has been my avenue of curiosity and discovery for a number of years. My varied skills and interests have fueled this path, and WhiteNova keeps adapting to my work. My current direction and focus is to transform the learning of music through hybrid online courses. My background includes a PhD in music theory and experience as a college professor. Now I want to find a better way of teaching music, starting with how do we learn to read music.

    The name "WhiteNova" began with a simple curiosity about the beauty of an exploding star or nova. Look at this recent image from the Webb Telescope. It's the Tarantula Nebula, a star-forming region.

    How far away are these stars? How do stars form? Why does this image have those colors? How can we find out the what, how, when, and why of what's happening?

    As I explore what it means to teach music in a better way, I invite you to be curious and join me on the journey. Send me an email at intriguing [at] whitenova [dot] com. Be assured that I am not selling you anything.