Chris Salter

Chris Salter

Built award winning proven products on multiple platforms. Dozens of special needs customers shared dramatic positive cognitive growth.
General Business • UI/UX Design
Longmont, US
Skills
  • Design
  • Music
  • Software Development
  • Coaching
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Deal Making
  • Decision Making
  • Educational Technology
  • Fundraising
  • Game Design
  • Language Skills
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Logo Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Multilingual
  • Music Licensing
  • Product Knowledge
  • Product Launch
  • Strategy Development
  • Trade Shows
  • Training Skills
Experience
Music Play Land Inc

CEO @Music Play Land Inc • Co-Founder

Imagine apps with color coded interactive building blocks of music for kids

Dec '17 - Present (3 years 2 months)

Music Brain Training

CEO @Music Brain Training • Co-Founder

Music Brain Training through fun, simple musical games.

Musical Cognitive Therapy

Product @Musical Cognitive Therapy • Co-Founder

Music Brain Training through fun, simple musical games.

Music WIzard Group

Music WIzard Group • Employee

Music Wizard

Music Wizard • Employee

Amazing things Chris's made
www.pianowizardacademy.com/customer-testimonials/ , the company and product. We developed Fisher-Price, Mattel, Disney, and Cymphonique versions pre-recession as well. During the recession the home school market kept us alive, and many special needs parents (homeschooling) discovered our products. Here is one very moving testimonial about its potential to help children's brains. bit.ly/JedPWMiracle
We have since distributed dozens of free versions to special needs families, confirming often profound impact on their families, like in this video www.autism4music.com
Dozens of neuroscience studies point to dramatic cognitive benefits through learning music
(bit.ly/MusicBrainOverview)
Beyond the Piano Wizard program, we have now cracked the code how to unleash the hidden musical talent and creativity of generations of children, teaching the other elements of music with a series of intuitive interactive, construction like games.
bit.ly/MPLOverview
Education
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

MA in Ethnomusicology Sep 1984 - May 1990

Universidade Federal da Bahia

Universidade Federal da Bahia

Sacred Afro-Brazilian Rhythms Aug 1987 - Jun 1988

Universidade de São Paulo / USP

Universidade de São Paulo / USP

Native Language Acquisition With Music Jun 1986 - Jul 1987

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

BAs in Linguistics and Music Sep 1978 - May 1983

University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans

Jazz, Classical and beer Sep 1976 - Dec 1977

Recommendations

Tim Mensch Founder/CTO at QuickCharge Games recommended Musical Cognitive Therapy where Chris is Co-Founder

I've worked with Chris Salter for several years now. He has a passion for music and for this project, and I trust that this music application, should it be funded, would be an excellent tool for learning and cognitive development.

Tom Folenta Specialist Consultant at Yamaha Corporation of America recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Hello, my name is Tom Folenta, president of MIDItainment Inc. I've been in the music industry for over 25, and I have worked for Yamaha and with many music education publishers and software companies. What chris is doing with the music play land is right on target with the future of music education. I highly recommend chris and his educational program to students, educators, music schools, music instrument manufacturer, retailers ... anyone who is looking for an amazing music learning platform that works. If you would like to talk with me, feel free to contact me at tom@miditainment.com - all the best, Tommy

JR deSouza recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Chris has forgotten more about music than most people know. But he balances his passion for music w/ a healthy dose of commercial experience and savvy. Hoping the world of music learning will benefit from his ideas.

Ant Glynne recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Dong Nguyen CEO and Founder at Saolasoft Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Piano Wizard is a great application for learning playing piano from beginning level. The app has many funny games that help learners, both kids and adults, acquire piano skills quickly and enjoyingly. The structure of the whole course is also easy to follow.

Ant Glynne recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Music Play Land Inc is a simple cutting edge way to help autistic children to focus their amazing minds. I feel that this approach can help many other children with other related conditions.
I have known Chris for nearly 5 years and am honored to be on his advisory board.

Ant Glynne

Lydia Sugarman CEO/Founder at Personal Health Cloud recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Chris Salter, CEO, is an extraordinary visionary whose academic background as well as traction with an early product provides a solid foundation for gaining wide acceptance in the consumer market as well as the academic markets, particularly home schooling.

Chris is the embodiment of resourcefulness and tenacity that every successful entrepreneur should possess. He combines his polished presentation skills with his natural talent to "teach" audiences, whether customers or investors, about Music Play Land.

I'm really honored to have Chris's friendship and advise in any way I can. I believe Music Play Land can be an educational game-changer that we sorely need.

Ted Stokes CEO at CyberCentric Solutions,Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Ruth Ann Kraemer recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

I highly recommend Music Play Land, and Chris Salter as its founder and CEO. Chris's passion for music and life has made the gift of music profoundly available to anyone who desires to learn to play but has been thwarted by conventional teaching methods. Chris has made learning these important facits of life (music!) fun and easy.

As for music's effect on our health....I believe enough is said, to just know how it changes the mood of a room, but I also have friends with Alzheimer and FTD types of dementia whose lives have been expanded due to the involvement of music and learning which Music Play Land promotes.

I can't say enough about the benefits of the product, and the passion of the leader, Chris Salter.

Ruth Ann Kraemer
Board Advisor

Lori A. Cheung CEO at Cheung Environmental Consulting recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Wow! I am deeply inspired by Music Play Land and its ability to transform lives of all ages! It is innovative, educational, and fun! Its benefits are proven through neuroscience research. Bravo to the passionate Founder and CEO, Chris Salter, for leading the company with tenacity, vision, and resourcefulness. We know that music heals. It unifies...it ultimately brings peace. Thank you Chris for bringing more joy to people around the world.

Ted Stokes CEO at CyberCentric Solutions,Inc. recommended Musical Cognitive Therapy where Chris is Co-Founder

I have known Chris Salter since 2006.
His commitment to finding a way to cut a path to using music to a path of providing a quality of life improvement to those who are challenged by a number of mental health issues.
Through his efforts he has seen , first hand, how music can make a difference to those who have been challenged.
To me he is one of the most knowledgeable people on the subject of the effects that music can have on the brain.
With MCT he will be able to move his solutions to reality and provide those we want to help to find a way of expressing themselves that heretofore they could not.
I will continue to do as much as I can to support his ongoing efforts to make a difference in this world.

Ted Stokes

Tim Mensch Founder/CTO at QuickCharge Games recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Music Play Land has some solid, gamified music education technology, and I'd love to see it brought to the next level. There's a lot of potential in their approach to music learning, and I think that, with proper funding, their products will shine.

Chris has been valuable in leading a local entrepreneurial meetup, and his advice is inspirational to other local entrepreneurs. I find that he is excellent at getting to the heart of what matters about a start-up, and I respect his advice.

Matthias von dem Knesebeck, Ph.D. VP Development & Advisor at CyberCentric Solutions, Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Matthias von dem Knesebeck, Ph.D. VP Development & Advisor at CyberCentric Solutions, Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Matthias von dem Knesebeck, Ph.D. VP Development & Advisor at CyberCentric Solutions, Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

I have been a member of a 72 people orchestra for almost 30 years, and we have won multiple National Championships both with our senior and our junior ensembles. I regularly teach music to young people and found the traditional way to learn an instrument quite cumbersome.
When Chris introduced the Music Play Land concept to me, I was immediately fascinated by it. Finally, there is an intuitive and highly entertaining approach to learn. We all intuitively understand music when listening, and Music Play Land leverages this natural aptitude with its unique and amazing approach for learning an instrument with ease and joy – an approach we have all been waiting for.

Ted Stokes CEO at CyberCentric Solutions,Inc. recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

I have known Chris Salter since 2006 and have worked with him since 2014.
His knowledge of music and it's effects on brain function and the benefits that can be driven by using music to effect change with challenged children is one of the driving forces behind Music Play Land.
The design of the technology that drives the learning process within Music Play Land is unique and provides the customer with a means to self educate the mastery of music over a relatively short period of time.
The manner of the process utilizing game based approach with a storybook background allows the customer to enjoy the learning process and see the rewards of the game and storybook while accomplishing their goals of learning to play music.
Music Play Land is just that. A place where you can go and "play the game to learn".
In talking with people about Music Play Land the majority of the people say "I wish I had learned to play when I was younger".
My response to them is "it's not to late".

Tim Mensch Founder/CTO at QuickCharge Games recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

I've known Chris for several years now, and I am very impressed with Piano Wizard and his other music educational products. I also respect his business and organizational sense, and when I have questions about my own business, I often call Chris for his advice.

I think these products are revolutionary in their approach to music education, and believe that getting the right software design and architecture behind them will create a compelling product that will be able to teach music notation and performance to millions of students.

Maria Speth recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Music Play Land's principal is an experienced and dedicated music instructor whose products helped my daughter learn to play the piano. It is an ingenious solution that makes learning more like a game than education.

Jason Webb recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Chris is a genius and is dedicated to making music and playing music much more accessible to everyone. It is about time that someone reformed how we learn and understand music so that it is intuitive and fun!

Karen Rands Managing Director at National Network of Angel Investors recommended Music Play Land Inc where Chris is Co-Founder

Dedicated Founder, with undying commitment to his vision to change the world through learning to play music. Exciting vision for the future with the release of the mobile app and the MMO platform