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About Us

Our Teachers

Each hand-selected ArtistWorks online music teacher brings many years of performing, recording and teaching experience to their online Video Exchange® method that they want to pass on to players of all skill levels.

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Vision

ArtistWorks is dedicated to providing anyone, anywhere in the world with affordable, interactive access to some of the greatest music teachers in the world. Our mission is to "Teach the World Music". ArtistWorks' patented Video Exchange® Learning Platform connects master teachers with enthusiastic players in an industry unique social online learning environment where each interaction becomes a learning experience for all.


 
 
 

History

In 2008, former AOL executive David Butler set out to finally master jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he and Patricia Butler eventually built a revolutionary online platform that enables anyone with an Internet connection to get ongoing, personal feedback from one of our hand-selected virtuoso teachers, on their own schedule, at their own pace. Today, ArtistWorks, Inc. hosts over 50,000 video lessons, features 35 teachers, and has taught tens of thousands of students from over 100 countries.
In March 2015, ArtistWorks joined the GSV EdTech Innovation Labs in Silicon Valley.

Video Exchange Technology

Each online learning school is built around a massive core lesson library that guides members from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Whenever players have a question, ArtistWorks’ patented technology allows members to submit practice videos and get personal video responses from their teacher. Each video interaction between teacher and student is paired together on the site and made available for all members to learn from. These Video Exchanges form the basis of an ever growing, ever changing online learning experience that is superior to a real classroom and provides the most convenient and effective way to learn online.

Executive Team


David Butler ArtistWorks Chairman Cofounder
David Butler, Chairman, CoFounder ArtistWorks, Inc

Born in Memphis, Tennessee and possessed at an early age with an interest in music and a talent for computers, David graduated from the University of Maryland in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science. After a diverse career in computers and technology that included satellite ground tracking stations and ocean floor mapping, in 1988 David joined Quantum Computer Services, later to be known as AOL. Leading a small team of programmers, David and his team wrote the original AOL 1.0 software. An eleven-year AOL career culminated in him becoming the VP of Technology and Strategy for the Technology Division.

 
Patricia Butler ArtistWorks CEO Cofounder
Patricia Butler, CEO, CoFounder ArtistWorks, Inc

Prior President & CFO of ArtistWorks, Former AVP, Private Client, Merrill Lynch. Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013 Patricia designed the business plan and enhancement of the Online Video Exchange Learning platform to focus on learning outcomes for use with myriad performance style skills in higher ed, elearning and individual teachers around the world, allowing the concept to reach large global markets.

 
Mike Daecher CMO ArtistWorks
Mike Daecher, Chief Marketing Officer, ArtistWorks

Known for his impressive marketing savvy and performance at Craftsy.com, increasing revenues from $12 mil to $42mil (2014) Mike singularly focuses on data driven marketing decisions to grow efficient member acquisitions and retention. His brand vision for fast growing start-ups goes beyond today's positioning to creating the highest possible value of the company. Mike is a graduate of Dickinson College and University of Durham. He consulted with ArtistWorks throughout 2015 and became CMO April 2016.

 
Mark Farley
Mark Farley, VP Strategy ArtistWorks, Inc

An impassioned technology entrepreneur, Mark Farley worked in large and small technology product companies during his 24 year career in Silicon Valley. He was a founding investor and judging chairperson for the California Clean Tech Open, a business plan competition and nonprofit for mentoring and growing clean technology startup companies. Farley is a past Board Member and Finance Committee Chairman of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, and helped grow their asset base from $6M to over $20M in 6 years. An MIT graduate, Farley currently holds 7 US patents, and is a board member for Zep Solar.

 
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John Graves, VP of Business Relations & Operations, ArtistWorks, Inc

A 2010 graduate of the acclaimed Expression College of Digital Arts and professional musician, John Graves has risen from cameraman and audio engineer to Director of Operations at ArtistWorks.  He embodies the mission and brand of the company by not only running daily operations and working with the executive team, but solely recruiting the remarkable talent ArtistWorks has worked with since early 2014.

 

 

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Affordable Plans

Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

$35
1 Month membership
renews monthly
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
$35/month (prepaid)
$90
3 Month membership
renews every 3 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
$30/month (prepaid)
$240
12 Month membership
renews every 12 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
Forums
$20/month (prepaid)
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