Music practice: Solved!
nSpireMe's iOS app Let's Play Violin, revolutionised children's music practice with "augmented sheet music" which gave automated feedback on pitching and rhythm. After having created a working prototype on the web, our subsequent iPad app reached a global user-ship across 15 countries in 2018 & 2019, bringing fun and accelerated progress to hundreds of young violinists across the globe.
Our subsequent service Practissimo created another world first: a brand-new gig economy of conservatoire-level music students to coach children on their practice between lessons via a video platform.
Alas, insoluble growth barriers meant nSpireMe wound down operations in 2020, and the team moved on to solving a myriad of other strategic challenges in the sector. We will return though!
We'd like to thank all the wonderful nSpireMe team of developers, marketers and customer staff who helped create it all – and also thank the countless teachers, conservatoire students, parents and children who helped create something that helped so many people.
In the meantime, happy practising, and please make use of our musical parents resources
Our experts ensure practice becomes fun, and ends on a high, with games, performances and more!
Your child will get instant actionable feedback and top-tips to help them solve practice problems
Progress and enjoyment are boosted, building more motivation to keep practising!
What is Practissimo?
Practissimo is the UK’s first live video practice coaching service to help students reach their goals while also having fun.
Used alongside your child’s music teacher, our coaching service helps to inspire your kids into learning to love practising. All instruments catered for!
Practissimo pairs your child with the perfect coach. We’ll let you know which of our coaches is the best fit for your child and you can book as many or as few 25-mins sessions as you like. Most parents choose weekly, but it can be more or less frequent.
What happens in a 25-min. coaching session?
All our coaches are trained to:
help your child structure their practice according to their teachers' wishes
give feedback and top tips for solving musical problems
play fun musical games to make the session end on a high, helping the child discover how to be creative in their practice
work on aural and sightreading if the teacher wishes
What is the effect of using Practissimo?
Our joyful, nourishing practice sessions are infectious! Your child will have increased motivation to practise independently, and they'll go back to their lesson having made more progress.
Our fully trained and vetted coaches give your child the tools they need to practise efficiently and effectively for increased confidence and accuracy.
Practissimo allows your child to thrive in-between lessons, locking in the value of your investment.
See what some of our parents have to say below!
What our parents say
"The tutorials online have been engaging, fun and motivating and they have inspired our son to want to engage in self-motivated practice in between the sessions!"
"I want to take the opportunity and to say a huge thank you to the whole team for being so supportive, creative and helpful since the first day when I signed my son up. I am a non-musician Mum, however, I noticed huge benefits for him. I strongly believe that you have helped him get his distinction at grade 4!"
Please note, Practissimo is now closed to new students, but do please make use of our musical parents resources
We're on a mission to make learning an instrument easier, quicker and more self-motivating. nSpireMe Ltd was founded in 2018 by Conductor and Music Entrepreneur Stuart Barr with venture capital investment from Forward Partners. Using his experience of 6 years as conductor to Dame Shirley Bassey, a decade of teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and being Chairman of the London Youth Choir, Stuart now leads a team compelled to solve the problems of children's music practice. We want children to gain confidence, achieve dreams and have fun, and so we launched Practissimo in 2019. We're permanently recruiting for people who share our vision: please contact us via the speech bubble.