Care2rock.com is the easiest, most affordable way to learn music from anywhere. We are a lesson subscription service where customers can take any one-one-one private music lesson online with vetted teachers from across the globe. We ship instruments straight to our customers' doors, helping develop long term loyalty to our live lesson platform, while benefiting youth in foster care who are so often left behind. Care2Rock received Austin Inno's Blazer Award as the most innovative Ed Tech Startup in 2018 and was named one of Built in Austin's top 50 startups this year. We also were a selected startup at SXSW Edu for startup showcase in Ed Tech, and a chosen startup for Tech Madness 2019.

Austin is on the forefront of the intersection of music, technology, and social enterprise. An “Austin music census” in 2015 found that 20% of Austin musicians earn below the federal poverty line, while others struggle to make a minimum wage and afford rent; this is an issue that exists across t...
Care2rock.com is the easiest, most affordable way to learn music from anywhere. We are a lesson subscription service where customers can take any one-one-one private music lesson online with vetted teachers from across the globe. We ship instruments straight to our customers' doors, helping develop long term loyalty to our live lesson platform, while benefiting youth in foster care who are so often left behind. Care2Rock received Austin Inno's Blazer Award as the most innovative Ed Tech Startup in 2018 and was named one of Built in Austin's top 50 startups this year. We also were a selected startup at SXSW Edu for startup showcase in Ed Tech, and a chosen startup for Tech Madness 2019.

Austin is on the forefront of the intersection of music, technology, and social enterprise. An “Austin music census” in 2015 found that 20% of Austin musicians earn below the federal poverty line, while others struggle to make a minimum wage and afford rent; this is an issue that exists across the US. C2R creates an effective scaling mechanism to employ underemployed musicians everywhere AND affect outcomes for youth in foster care by creating an online marketplace that attracts paying customers and connects them with online teachers in an easy and affordable manner. In return for access to paying customers, our teachers each volunteer long-term for one child in foster care. C2R utilizes cutting edge WebRTC - state of the art video conferencing technology that eliminates the need to download new software. And teachers at Care2Rock are changing the world, one life at a time. Our goal is to make music affordable and accessible to everyone by capturing two viable markets to maximize impact and profitability: music lessons and instruments.

Care2Rock attracts very different customers to our cutting edge platform. We have a young professional football player (Eddie Yarbrough from the Buffalo Bills) who takes piano on our site, highlighting millennials renewed interest in learning music, along with a 6 year old violinist who takes from a classically trained teacher. The landscape for purchasing instruments is changing as well (moving increasingly online), as is the learning landscape. Care2Rock is the only learning platform that recognizes the increasing move to online resources for both instruments and lessons in one easy to access platform. Schools are also beginning pilot projects with Care2Rock as they have experienced funding cuts to existing programs.
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