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Star teachers create personalized online lessons at ArtistWorks
Online orchestration: Renowned Musicians Teach via Online Exchanges
Very Private Lessons
Interview: Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel: Duo de Swing
Local business provides individualized online music lessons via video instruction
Interview | David Butler: The Future of Music Education
For Thirty Dollars Monthly, You Can Play Guitar Like Martin Taylor
ArtistWorks' online lessons resonate with musicians and students
Should Music Students Learn To Play Online?
Napa company offers customized music classes online
The Future of Classical Music Education?
NAMM 2012: ArtistWorks Presents Next Generation of Music Lessons Online
Music for the Masses: Apps and Sites for Learning to Play Tunes
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Feature on Online Music Lessons

The Cultural Adventurer:
ArtistWorks - the Online School of the Future

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About ArtistWorks

In 2006, former AOL executive David Butler set out to finally master jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he and his wife, Patricia Butler eventually built a revolutionary online platform that enables anyone with an Internet connection to get ongoing, personalized feedback from a master teacher on their own schedule, at their own pace. Today, ArtistWorks, Inc. hosts over 50,000 video lessons, features 26 teachers, and has taught tens of thousands of students from over 100 countries. The company has been featured in USA Today, NPR, LA Times, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, Pittsburgh Tribune, Boston Globe, Forbes, CNBC, Chicago Tribune and in a variety of media in music, education and technology. The company is based in the wine country of Napa, California.

About Video Exchange

Each school is built around a massive core lesson library that guides members from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Whenever members have a question, ArtistWorks’ patent-pending technology allows members to submit practice videos and get personalized video responses from their master 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 mimics a real classroom and provides the most convenient and effective way to learn online.


David Butler, Chairman 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, CEO ArtistWorks, Inc

Born and raised in DuBois, Pennsylvania, Patricia earned a Bachelor's Degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. Working in the investment management field while continuing her flute studies with the late Julius Baker, Patricia rose to Assistant VP of Private Client Services at Merrill Lynch, a position she held until 1996. Patricia created the ArtistWorks business and financial model in 2008 and is the President of the company. Patricia's achievements today also include her accomplishments in the area of wine studies and viticulture. She received her Diploma with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust in London and is now enrolled in the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine. She is a grower and vintner of Cabernet Franc in Napa California.

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