Reverb turns up the volume with new marketplace for music lessons

September 15, 2015

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One Chicago company is bringing music to more than Chicago’s ears — it’s also bringing it to Chicago’s fingertips.

Reverb, Chicago’s online marketplace for musical instruments and gear, has announced the launch of its new platform, Reverb Lessons. With Reverb Lessons, musicians everywhere — novice and master alike — have access to a virtual marketplace to shop for music lesson packages.

“Reverb Lessons’ vision is to be the preferred destination for any musician learning a new instrument, brushing up on existing skills or seeking to master a new genre or technique,” said Jason Hunt, president of Reverb Lessons, in a blog post. “Whether it’s for guitar, piano, ukulele, voice or some other instrument, we’re building a network of experienced instructors and a deep catalog of inspiring lesson packages that allow them to move students toward clear and exciting goals.”

In June, Reverb acquired another online market for music lessons called Lesson Lodge, an acquisition that followed their $4.2 million round of funding in January.

Reverb Lessons offers fixed pricing for both students and teachers, and payments are all made online through the platform.

The lessons are available both online and in person. Users can browse through instructor profiles to find the best fit for their price, experience, and level of commitment.

“Reverb.com is powered by a large and highly engaged community of active musicians, and the addition of Reverb Lessons makes it easier for them to do more with their talents,” said David Kalt, Reverb Lessons co-founder and founder and CEO of Reverb.com said in the post. "With the addition of Reverb Lessons, we take another big step toward being the best place for musicians to grow, whether that means buying new gear or improving and sharing their skills.”

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