A Little About Us

Enlightened Audio Academy is an innovative music education concept working to make music available to all students, no matter their geographic location or their disability.  Every human should have access to the the tools and teachers to bring the experience of music education to their hearts. Neurodoversity is the key to building a pedagogy that truly embraces the idea that any child can learn to play music. 

I have spent so much time watching people dumb down the joy of music, frustrating the student.  We have to step outside the traditions of music instruction, and bend the rules. Presuming competence is at the heart of Enlightened Audio. I believe every student is capable of learning music, and so I teach, and re-teach, break rules, and turn ideas upside down until the student makes progress.  It is hard work, for both the student and me, but it is wildly rewarding. Watching students grasp a concept gives me unending joy.  But I can’t personally visit every student in the world.  So, I thought about making my ideas more accessible to more people by using the internet to teach.


The Note4Note is a program that provides free instruction and instruments for students in need. Generous donations from people like you in combination with 5% of every dollar earned through Enlightened Audio fuels the Stefanie Graef Scholarship, an award that covers 12 months of free private and group instruction. In addition, Note4Note also provides a free instrument, strings, and accessories to accompany the scholarship so the student has the highest chance of success.

Our mission is to grow Note4Note so that all aspects of a students music education needs are met. This means providing computers, webcams, and internet service with community accessible learning pods. The dream is big and we are just getting started.

Eco-Friendly Initiative 

I am very serious about running a business that enhances humanity. I run a fully inclusive studio, but I felt something was still missing. My business wasn’t eco-friendly enough.

Creating an Eco-friendly line of instruments and accessories has been a huge challenge, especially when it comes to bows and cases. Fibreglass and carbon-fibre are extremely common in the manufacturing of cases and bows, including my own violin case. These items cannot be recycled and there are few alternatives available. Products designed for my animal conscious clients are also made of fibreglass and other environmentally unfriendly plastics and compounds. It is important to me that my products protect both the earth and animal welfare.