Making Beautiful Music: How More Music Uses the Vonage Video API to Provide Instrumental Students and Teachers the Ability to Connect and Play Virtually

Based in Denmark, More Music Technologies is an organization developing a double-sided platform connecting music tutors and students of all ages. The More Music team is on a mission to strengthen the music teaching profession and make music education more accessible to the general population through a safe, transparent and sustainable marketplace for learning music.

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Vonage Solutions and Features

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Challenge

To build a virtual practice room where students can connect with music teachers wherever they are
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Solution

Vonage Video API
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Results

A purpose-built online music classroom, finely tuned to deliver crystal clear connections for students and teachers

In addition to providing accredited music teachers with tools to market their skills and connect with students, More Music leverages the Vonage Video API to power its custom-built online classroom, specially designed for remote music teaching.  

Hitting all the Right Notes

The More Music platform currently serves a database of 2,200 teachers and 40,000 students across the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. Promoting qualified, verified teachers without the need for in person instruction, More Music’s online classroom enables both a broader choice for students and increased reach for tutors, giving the best possible chances for a great match. 

“We started developing our online classroom in 2019, with a strategy to become the best music-specific educational platform on the market,” said Jan Thomas Sviggum, Chief Executive Officer. “Building our remote classroom experience with the Vonage Video API, as opposed to an out-of-the-box solution that offers just video meetings, allowed us to incorporate tools and capabilities designed specifically for music lessons and instruction while delivering a best-in-class live video experience.”

Because the Vonage Video API is embedded directly into the More Music classroom experience, teachers and students are able to take advantage of features including a digital piano, screen sharing, sound sharing, virtual metronome and whiteboard all within the same application.  

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“We started developing our online classroom in 2019, with a strategy to become the best music-specific educational platform on the market. Building our remote classroom experience with the Vonage Video API, as opposed to an out-of-the-box solution that offers just video meetings, allowed us to incorporate tools and capabilities designed specifically for music lessons and instruction while delivering a best-in-class live video experience.”
- Jan Thomas Sviggum, Chief Executive Officer, More Music Technologies

A Partnership in Perfect Harmony

“We are continuously working to improve the virtual experience, listening to feedback from both students and teachers to adjust the online platform and make sure that it’s perfectly tuned for music lessons,” Sviggum explains. 

To do this, More Music needed more than just a standard video conferencing solution. The company needed a provider that could also function as a partner and offer flexibility alongside reliability. Vonage, and the Vonage team, proved to be the perfect solution. 

“There’s still a start-up vibe at Vonage. The team there really listens to customer feedback and develops Vonage’s solutions in response to their customers’ needs, even smaller companies like ours,” said Asbjørn Nørgaard Blakstad, More Music Founder & CTO. “It’s lovely to work with a big company that is not standing still but is constantly looking to evolve and innovate.”  

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